Cuomo quiet on how office protects aides amid allegations

Cuomo quiet on how office protects aides amid allegations
Gov. Andrew Cuomo addresses community leaders at a popup vaccination site in Harlem on March 17. (Source: WWNY)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo declined to say Wednesday what his office is doing to ensure a safe work environment for two female aides who have accused him of sexually harassing or groping them.

Speaking to reporters from his Manhattan office, Cuomo said “there are rules” about how employers are supposed to handle such complaints, but neither he nor his chief legal counsel would elaborate.

Several women who worked for Cuomo have accused him of making inappropriate comments about their looks, giving them unwanted hugs or kisses, or making comments they interpreted as gauging their interest in an affair.

Cuomo has denied touching anyone inappropriately.

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