Tag: Andrew Cuomo

The Fatal Elitism of the Time’s Up Foundation

None of this means that the well-heeled Time’s Uppers are uninterested in ending gendered harassment in the workplace—but they do seem consistently and conspicuously to draw the line at sacrificing their own power or connections to serve those just ends. In fact, getting more professional-class women into powerful positions is central to Time’s Up’s theory […]

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The Fatal Elitism of the Time’s Up Charity

None of this means that the well-heeled Time’s Uppers are uninterested in ending gendered harassment in the workplace—but they do seem consistently and conspicuously to draw the line at sacrificing their own power or connections to serve those just ends. In fact, getting more professional-class women into powerful positions is central to Time’s Up’s theory […]

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‘I Am Not Resigning’: Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David Calls for ‘Complete Transparency’ in Cuomo-Related Independent Review

David’s full statement, transcribed: I have spent my entire career speaking out for those who are left out and left behind. When the New York Attorney General’s report came out, I was shocked and sick to my stomach and immediately called on Governor Cuomo to resign. I was also the one who called for HRC […]

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‘I Am Not Resigning’: Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David Calls for ‘Complete Transparency’ in Cuomo-Related Independent Review [UPDATED]

David’s full statement, transcribed: I have spent my entire career speaking out for those who are left out and left behind. When the New York Attorney General’s report came out, I was shocked and sick to my stomach and immediately called on Governor Cuomo to resign. I was also the one who called for HRC […]

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Who’s Afraid of Andrew Cuomo?

Cuomo has long been portrayed as a master of the political dark arts, adept at creating conditions in which he was the conduit through which everything flowed; similarly, he was able by methods both overt and covert to muzzle potential rivals and, for most of his reign, neuter the state’s progressives. As Politico noted, Cuomo […]

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Time’s Up: Monifa Bandele Takes Over Anti-Sexual Harassment Group As CEO Quits For Advising Cuomo

NewsOne Featured Video Monifa Bandele, then-VP and Chief Partnership and Diversity Officer at MomsRising, speaks at a press conference in New York City on Dec. 12, 2016. | Source: Pacific Press / Getty The CEO and president of Time’s Up, a sexual harassment victims’ advocacy group, is stepping down because it turns out she and […]

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Cynthia Nixon Had A Scathing Response To Andrew Cuomo Having His Emmy Taken Away

Few thought Andrew Cuomo would ever resign as governor of New York, but when he did, people had a lot of thoughts. Some of those thoughts were about another person: Cynthia Nixon. In 2019, Cuomo managed to stave off a primary challenge from the actress, activist, and attempted politician. Two years later he’s out of […]

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New York’s New Governor Wants You to Forget Some Things

Hochul remains an admired figure in Buffalo and Erie County, which is closer to Detroit than to New York’s main population centers downstate. From working-class roots she went to law school and into Washington legislative jobs in the 1980s, notably for legendary New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. But Buffalo pulled Hochul back when her […]

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Disgraced Former NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Leaves Governor’s Mansion and His Dog Behind

So Captain was just a prop for Major Gropey Fingas. The best thing about this is – now the dog has a chance to be with people who really care about him. It would have been poetic justice if Captain bit that perv in the butt as he was leaving to go couch surf at […]

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How East Coast Media Bias Skews the News

The stifling blanket of wildfire smoke that afflicts many Western states each summer received an unusual surge in attention this year only because it became noticeable on the East Coast. I can’t help but wonder what the news coverage would look like if a wildfire more than half the size of Rhode Island were burning […]

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Chris Cuomo Broke His Silence Over His Brother Andrew, Saying He Urged Him To Resign

For the last several months — and for the last couple weeks in particular — things have been a little awkward for Chris Cuomo. His brother, exiting New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, has been the subject of multiple controversies, among them allegations that he sexually harassed 11 women, several of them staffers. Chris, who admitted […]

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David Paterson, NY’s First Black Governor, Says He ‘Was Always Pretty Leery’ Of Andrew Cuomo

NewsOne Featured Video New York Gov.-elect Andrew Cuomo speaks at a press conference with New York Gov. David Paterson on Nov. 9, 2010, in New York City. | Source: Mario Tama / Getty As the dust settles from the political downfall of Andrew Cuomo — who announced his resignation last week amid fallout from sexual […]

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CNN Owes Its Viewers an Apology

CNN and Chris Cuomo may—and certainly will—suggest that this is a one-time lapse of judgment and that a sense of probity will return when Chris returns to covering those who are not members of his family. But Chris’s involvement goes beyond incidental brotherly advice. Cuomo reportedly advised his brother to take a “defiant” position in […]

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Now Do Trump: Hypocritical Republicans Call For Cuomo’s Criminal Prosecution

NewsOne Featured Video Source: SAUL LOEB / Getty Republican leaders wasted no time letting their hypocrisy show. After New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo put in his two weeks’ notice, Republican elected officials gleefully posted about how great it was that Cuomo was held accountable.   But the former president and the unofficial party ruler had […]

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People Can’t Believe How Astonishingly Tone Deaf Alec Baldwin’s Response To The Cuomo Resignation Was (Even Though They Probably Shouldn’t Be)

On Tuesday, New Yorkers were greeted with a genuine surprise: Andrew Cuomo actually resigned, a week after a report concluded that he had sexually harassed 11 women. Many expected that the soon-to-be-former governor, known for never backing down, would drag things out over months. But he didn’t, to widespread surprise. But the move left some […]

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Cynthia Nixon Was On A Lot Of People’s Minds After Her 2018 Gubernatorial Rival Andrew Cuomo Resigned In Disgrace

On Tuesday, a week after a report concluded that he had sexually harassed 11 women and created a hostile work environment, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced he was resigning. It was an unexpected move from someone notorious for always putting up a fight and never backing down. And while questions arise over what the […]

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Cuomo’s Resignation Means Andrea Stewart-Cousins Is New York’s First Black Woman Acting Lt. Governor

NewsOne Featured Video New York Senate Majority Leader and soon to be Acting Lt. Gov. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, who represents Yonkers, is shown at the unveiling of the official mural of DMX in the late rapper’s hometown on July 13. | Source: Eugene Gologursky / Getty The pending resignation of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo over […]

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Good Riddance to Andrew Cuomo

For the last 10 years, Andrew Cuomo has held onto power by bullying and belittling everyone in his path. He has been ruthless, taking on and taking out opponents of all stripes—though particularly on his left—with relish and cynicism. Whether you’re a left-wing political figure, a journalist, or the mayor of the nation’s biggest city, […]

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Andrew Cuomo and the Line No Democrat Can Cross

This is the guy who leaked (I presume—I have no proof, but everybody was aghast at the time) his own divorce papers alleging that his ex-wife had had an affair. I will never forget that day. The story ran in the Times. Your average newspaper reader, who doesn’t think about how things like leaked divorce […]

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The End of Cuomo and His “Feminist” Wall of Protection

None of this was new. In October 2017, just a few weeks after The New York Times and The New Yorker published their investigations detailing decades of sexual coercion and violence at the hands of Harvey Weinstein, she was invited to deliver the keynote speech at a Women in Media conference hosted by Berkeley College. […]

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The Media Was Too Quick to Crown Ron DeSantis

In mid-April, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis took a victory lap. With Covid-19 vaccinations readily available and the pandemic surely coming to an end, his laissez-faire approach to the public health crisis had been surely vindicated. “It’s interesting,” a delighted DeSantis said in a press conference. “Now you’re starting to see some of the mainstream and […]

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Cuomo’s Sexual Harassment Allegations Cause Turmoil for Leadership of Time’s Up and the Human Rights Campaign [Updated]

However, Time’s Up isn’t the only advocacy organization with members of leadership under scrutiny for their affiliation with Cuomo. As previously reported by The Root, Cuomo turned to several Black allies for support as allegations mounted this spring, with the New York Times reporting in March: As Mr. Cuomo navigates a deepening scandal over allegations […]

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Cuomo’s Sexual Harassment Allegations Cause Turmoil for Leadership of Time’s Up and the Human Rights Campaign

However, Time’s Up isn’t the only advocacy organization with members of leadership under scrutiny for their affiliation with Cuomo. As previously reported by The Root, Cuomo turned to several Black allies for support as allegations mounted this spring, with the New York Times reporting in March: As Mr. Cuomo navigates a deepening scandal over allegations […]

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‘What He Did to Me Was a Crime’: Cuomo Accuser Brittany Commisso Speaks Up

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Brittany Commisso, the woman who last week filed a criminal complaint against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for groping her, is going public and pushing back against the governor’s claim that he never touched anyone inappropriately. “It’s simple. I know the truth,” Commisso […]

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Girl, Bye.

Joy Behar’s ‘Bye!’ on Meghan McCain’s Last Day on ‘The View’ Was the Best The full panel of co-hosts reminisced on the “wild ride” that was experiencing a seat at the daytime table with Meghan. “Have a great day and take a little time to continue enjoying The View,” Meghan said, her departing words accompanied […]

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Cuomo Is Now Facing Potential Criminal Charges After Being Accused of Groping

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. A woman who accused New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of groping her has now filed a criminal complaint against him, a move that could ultimately put the embattled governor in handcuffs. The woman, an executive assistant to Cuomo whose name has not been […]

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The Cuomo Report and the #MeToo “Reckoning” That Never Really Came

In describing their interactions with Andrew Cuomo, many of the women quoted in the report released this week by New York Attorney General Letitia James noted that they put up with his harassment due to fears that they would experience professional repercussions. The range of women made to feel this way—their differences in relative power and […]

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We Asked PR Experts About Cuomo’s Bizarre Response to Sexual Harassment Claims

Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Yesterday, the Attorney General of New York held a press conference to announce the release of a report that found that Governor Andrew Cuomo had sexually harassed current and former staffers of his administration, in addition to women who did not work for him, including a state […]

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Letitia James Succeeds Where Other Attorneys General Fail

NewsOne Featured Video Source: David Dee Delgado / Getty If anyone can, New York Attorney General Letitia “Tish” James can. James dropped the bomb on Gov. Andrew Cuomo Tuesday morning, finding he sexually harassed 11 women.   Released after five months of investigating, the independent probe found Cuomo violated multiple state and federal laws, including Title VII […]

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Chris Cuomo Simply Didn’t Mention His Brother Andrew’s Troubles At All On His CNN Show

On Tuesday, New York Attorney General Letitia James released the findings of her investigation into the state’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, concluding that he’d sexually harassed multiple employees, in turn creating a hostile work environment. It was a damning, horrifying report, and it opened many questions. Will Cuomo resign? Will he instead be impeached? Who came […]

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