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Out of the six women who had thus far come forward with claims of sexual misconduct by the governor, five claimed sexual harassment, one claimed sexual assault. Contrary to norms in sexual harassment allegations, Governor Cuomo, the accused, acknowledged inappropriateness in his behavior and words and apologized to the victims. Most accused usually reject claims against them, and would swear those instances never occurred. Whether in hindsight or introspectively, Mr. Cuomo took responsibility for a behavior most men have lived by and society has condoned for far too long.
But in regards to the sexual assault claim – in which the accuser alleged the Governor groped her – Mr. Cuomo emphatically and categorically denied and rejected the claim. Sexual assault is a very serious problem, and a crime for which we’ve seen world leaders in democratic countries paid a humiliating price for engaging into. The particular case involving the New York Governor has been referred to investigators in Albany where both his office and the governor’s mansion are located. This one claim of sexual assault requires an in-depth look at the governor, the accuser and the details surrounding the claims of sexual assault.