New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) refused to resign Tuesday after a bombshell report released by state Attorney General Letitia James (D) detailed instances in which he sexually harassed 11 different women.
In a 15-minute video address, Cuomo disputed the report’s content and maintained he never treated anyone inappropriately.
“The facts are much different than what has been portrayed,” he said.
“First, I want you to know directly from me that I never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances. I am 63 years old. I have lived my entire adult life in public view. That is just not who I am, and that’s not who I have ever been.”
Cuomo’s defiant remarks came shortly after the release of the blockbuster report from James’s office.
That report found that Cuomo harassed 11 complainants and retaliated against at least one former employee who came forward with allegations.
The report corroborated a slew of claims from women who had come forward accusing Cuomo of misconduct, including groping, nonconsensual kissing and inappropriate remarks about their romantic or sexual lives.