New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “rage and revenge” has made former employees “afraid to speak up” about him as more allegations of sexual misconduct pile up against the Democrat, a reporter claimed Saturday. in the evening.
Shortly after two new explosive stories about Cuomo surfaced on Saturday night, a journalist who helped write one of them posted on Twitter that in a 10-year career he had never seen sources so scared of potential retaliation as exes appeared to be. Cuomo employees.
“I have been a reporter for a decade and I don’t think I’ve ever heard people so fearful to speak of someone as Governor Andrew Cuomo,” wrote Amy Brittain of The Washington Post while tweeting. the latest newspaper story about the embattled governor.
“I don’t think I’ve ever heard people so fearful to speak of someone as Governor Andrew Cuomo.”
“Former employees described their rage and revenge and said they feared it would destroy their careers,” he added.
In the Post’s story, for which Brittain shares a signature with journalists Josh Dawsey, Hannah Knowles, and Tracy Jan (and three other contributors), a former Cuomo press aide named Karen Hinton describes being invited to a hotel room. and embraced by the governor before. she turned away from him and left.
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The same article adds that two male assistants claimed that Cuomo frequently reprimanded them with harsh language and questioned their manhood.
All of the allegations in the article were denied by current Cuomo collaborators, one referring to Hinton as a “known antagonist of the Governor” and the other saying that he had “never” heard Cuomo use “vulgar language.”
The Post article also says former employees claim Cuomo has a “Jekyll-and-Hyde” personality: charming at times and furious with others.
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“You didn’t know what Andrew you were going to get,” an anonymous former governor’s appointee told the Post.
He recalled an incident in which Cuomo allegedly yelled at him “like he killed someone.”
“As if he had killed someone.”
“Even my own parents had never yelled at me the way he yelled at me,” she told the newspaper.
The behavioral issues regarding Cuomo, as raised in the Post article, appeared to coincide with earlier allegations made last month by a New York State Democratic Assemblyman, who claimed that Cuomo once called him home and gave him a call. he chided in a “terrifying moment” that left wife “crying and shaking”.
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Assemblyman Ron Kim said the governor’s phone call coincided with a pattern of “abusive behavior” he had observed in Cuomo.
In Twitter messages Saturday night, Kim asked Cuomo to resign and said the state Legislature had “a constitutional duty” to accuse the governor if he does not leave office.
“Cuomo’s reign of corruption, his vile abuse of power, his destruction of people’s lives may end,” wrote Kim, “if our state legislature has the courage to impeach him.”