10 August 2021

New York governor Cuomo resigns amid sexual harassment claims

10 August 2021

New York’s governor Andrew Cuomo has resigned over a barrage of sexual harassment allegations in a fall from grace a year after he was widely hailed nationally for his detailed daily briefings and leadership during the darkest days of Covid-19.

The three-term governor’s decision, which will take effect in two weeks, was announced as momentum built in the legislature to remove him by impeachment.

It came after New York’s attorney general released the results of an investigation that found Mr Cuomo sexually harassed at least 11 women.

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