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Mon Mar 1, 2021, 02:30 PM

Bronx senator calls on 'Monster' Cuomo to resign amidst new harassment allegations

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Source: AM NY

As Governor Andrew Cuomo faces a probe into newly alleged sexual harassment against a second former staffer, a Bronx senator says it’s time for him to go.

Calling Cuomo a “monster” on Twitter, Senator and sexual abuse survivor Alessandra Biaggi expressed her disgust with the Governor in a written statement which called on Cuomo to leave his post after allegedly sexually harassing two former staffers, Lindsey Boylan and Charlotte Bennett.

“I am especially horrified by the comments the Governor made to Charlotte about her experience with sexual assault – comments he did not deny making. They are the epitome of a hostile work environment,” Biaggi stated, adding that “the harassment experienced by these former staffers is part of a clear pattern of abuse and manipulation by the Governor, and that pattern makes him unworthy of holding the highest office in New York.”

Biaggi, who chairs the senate’s ethics and internal governance committee also criticized and questioned how truly independent this investigation could be as, in her own words, “the Governor’s influence touches all entities in New York that might review his conduct.”

Read more: https://www.amny.com/news/bronx-senator-calls-on-monster-cuomo-to-resign-amidst-new-harassment-allegations/



The article didn't say, but she's a Democrat in case you're wondering. Here's her Tweet:


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Reply Bronx senator calls on 'Monster' Cuomo to resign amidst new harassment allegations (Original post)
Polybius Mar 2021 OP
greenjar_01 Mar 2021 #1
George II Mar 2021 #13
empedocles Mar 2021 #2
LakeArenal Mar 2021 #3
CurtEastPoint Mar 2021 #4
Polybius Mar 2021 #5
greenjar_01 Mar 2021 #7
Polybius Mar 2021 #8
greenjar_01 Mar 2021 #10
Polybius Mar 2021 #17
George II Mar 2021 #11
Historic NY Mar 2021 #24
Polybius Mar 2021 #30
Thekaspervote Mar 2021 #6
iemanja Mar 2021 #22
ahoysrcsm Mar 2021 #31
ahoysrcsm Mar 2021 #32
Me. Mar 2021 #9
George II Mar 2021 #12
Me. Mar 2021 #14
dalton99a Mar 2021 #15
George II Mar 2021 #23
dalton99a Mar 2021 #27
DFW Mar 2021 #33
brush Mar 2021 #16
MichMan Mar 2021 #18
crimycarny Mar 2021 #28
IcyPeas Mar 2021 #19
BlueJean Mar 2021 #20
GoldenMezzoDiva Mar 2021 #21
Evolve Dammit Mar 2021 #25
Warpy Mar 2021 #26
harumph Mar 2021 #29
Omaha Steve Mar 2021 #34
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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 02:36 PM

1. Mario sent Mario to prison



Lots of family history here.

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 03:35 PM

13. I believe it was a Federal case, but Mario Cuomo was Governor at the time.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 02:37 PM

2. 'Monster'? I hope her vocabulary has some sense of scale when labeling trump, et.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 02:38 PM

3. Please let it not be a Franken reprise.

Plenty of Democrats were In on that.

Please wait for all judgements. Until real charges are filed. Thanks.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 02:44 PM

4. She's a Democrat

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 02:45 PM

5. Yes she is

I'm surprised the article didn't mention it. It's not like she's a household name.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 02:52 PM

7. Biaggis aren't a household name in NY politics?



What's next, nobody ever heard of Ed Koch?





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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 03:06 PM

8. I've been here in NYC all 45 years of my life

Today was the first time I ever remember seeing her name.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 03:22 PM

10. You've never seen the name Biaggi in 45 years in NYC politics?



Gimme a break!

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 04:09 PM

17. I don't know why you keep laughing at me

I can't help who I've heard of.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 03:30 PM

11. Her grandfather was Congressman from the Bronx and ran for Mayor....

He was convicted of corruption and was forced to resign from the House. He wound up serving a few years in prison.

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Response to George II (Reply #11)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 06:25 PM

24. He was also a highly decorated cop

[link:https://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/26/nyregion/mario-biaggi-10-term-new-york-congressman-who-went-to-prison-dies-at-97.html|]


Sad thing Giuliani indicted him for stuff that is commonplace Republican politics today, no bid military contracts...That's what Iran/Iraqi wars were all about.

I changed a flat tire for him a long time ago.

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Response to George II (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 12:54 AM

30. Thank you, appreciate it

At least you didn't make me feel stupid for not knowing the family.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 02:48 PM

6. So was kirsten gillibrand didn't stop her from going after Al Franken

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 05:36 PM

22. add Bernie Sanders to that

and about 20 other Senators, but of course the blame is put on Gillibrand. Why do anything but blame a woman, just to ensure a man is NEVER held responsible for assault. I'm over the hypocrisy explanation. That gives people who repeatedly excuse men's actions too much credit. I now realize this is about maintaining men's entitlement to control women's bodies, and even more so when it's assault.

And of course, that goal is furthered by blaming a women and fully excusing all the men who spoke out against Franken.

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Response to iemanja (Reply #22)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 04:51 AM

32. First is first. Got to make that top comment.

It's the way message boards work, first is first.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 03:19 PM

9. So Is She Throwing Shade On The Entire NY Governmnet?

"questioned how truly independent this investigation could be as, in her own words, “the Governor’s influence touches all entities in New York that might review his conduct.”

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Response to Me. (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 03:31 PM

12. I caught that. I guess in her mind no investigation could be impartial, so Cuomo should just go....

....without ANY investigation?

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Response to George II (Reply #12)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 03:45 PM

14. He's A Big Target & He's To Blame For A Lot Of The Criticism That's Being THrown At Him

but he deserves an investigation and I trust AG James. Frankly, I bet he fights this every step of the way so we'll see what an investigation brings to the table.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 03:55 PM

15. First, investigate.


Not a fan of Andrew Cuomo


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Response to dalton99a (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 05:46 PM

23. I'm not a fan of him, either, but he's grown into the job in the last few years.....

His father was 10X the Governor he is, though.

This should be investigated and, until that happens, people should not be drawing conclusions or even speculating.

But I find this highly suspicious, with his re-election looming in the near future and at the height of his approval ratings, all of a sudden this comes out?

As far as the Boylan accusation is concerned, there appear to be holes in it. At the beginning of her "Medium" article she says:

We were flying home from an October 2017 event in Western New York on his taxpayer-funded jet.


New York State doesn't own any jets, just turboprops! That alone makes me highly skeptical.

Recall that Lindsey Boylan was a Justice Democrats endorsed candidate in the primary against Jerrold Nadler last year, and she's now a candidate for Manhattan Borough President.

She apparently has had a bone to pick with the Democratic Party since 2019. This is a pay site, but here's an excerpt:

In late February, Lindsey Boylan, a former adviser to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, received a pointed email from a powerful acquaintance.

The sender, a prominent Democratic party donor and activist, told Boylan that her plan to run for the Democratic nomination against incumbent Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York was a lost cause, and that she may have already "seriously impaired" her political future by simply considering the challenge.

The message — a common one communicated by establishment figures to primary challengers, if not normally in writing — alarmed Boylan, but also hardened her resolve, she said.

"That was really intended to be a veiled threat," Boylan told INSIDER. "And if that happens to someone like me who's had all these great advantages and is comparatively in a place of opportunity, it's hard to imagine what happens to other people and other women."


https://www.businessinsider.com/democratic-party-primary-challengers-crackdown-2019-4

Makes one wonder, if the Democratic Party was so "anti-women" (they're NOT) back then, why wasn't this current claim aired back in 2019?

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Response to George II (Reply #23)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 07:28 PM

27. +1.

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Response to George II (Reply #23)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 05:01 AM

33. I remember Jerry getting primaried back then

He was pretty amazed, and so were many in his district. Jerry has been a tireless champion for both Democratic causes and his district. He told me that a few disgruntled members of one certain ethnic group (I'm not saying which) in his district had a beef with him about not being deferential enough to their wishes. They decided to finance a primary challenge against him, something he had not had to face in a long time. He beat it off, of course--the people in his district know him by now. It was meant as more of a nuisance harassment, and none of the parties involved were under any illusions to the contrary.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 04:07 PM

16. "Monster" seems somewhat overblown. Investigate, investigate, investigate.

I believe Gov. Cuomo has been divorced for some time but there is a line that shouldn't be crossed in the workplace. The more astute singles pick up the subtle hints from the opposite, or even same sex, whether there is interest.

The more clumsy ones don't and plow ahead and sometimes get themselves in trouble.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 04:58 PM

18. It isn't appropriate to ask women subordinates 1/2 my age if they like affairs with older men?

Who knew?

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Response to MichMan (Reply #18)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 07:32 PM

28. How about we wait for the investigation?

In the last 5 years I have had two very close friends be falsely accused of sexual harassment and it cost them dearly to defend themselves. One was a female friend accused by another female (who had falsely accused her uncle as well). Another was a male accused by a bitter ex. In both cases by friends were hauled off to jail on mere accusations. Mug shots taken, had to make bail to get out. Thousands of dollars spent defending themselves, both were found innocent when their accusers admitted they lied. Their lies were easily disproved by simple checks against times they claimed the abuse happened and the whereabouts of the accused. Provable records of being out of town, at work, at a doctor’s appt, etc. None of that evidence was looked at before booking and mug shots taken. Oh, and no consequences whatsoever for those who made the false accusations.

I’m all for the Me Too movement, but if a mere accusation can ruin someone’s career, and false accusations aren’t punished, then it becomes way too easy to weaponize sexual abuse accusations. It also runs the risk of making people skeptical of legit sexual accusations.

Let’s let an investigation happen before we take one sides word (whoever’s side that is) at face value.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 05:10 PM

19. uggggh I hate this.

I'm hearing more about Cuomo's alleged harassments charges than I've heard of trumps' 26 harassment charges against HIM.

if fair is fair then trump HAS TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE TOO -- not just democrats.



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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 05:27 PM

20. Cuomo made some inappropriate choices. Trump's assaults/ harassment of women was much worse, imo.

And he still got elected to POTUS. The GOP senate and House did nothing.

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Response to BlueJean (Reply #20)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 05:33 PM

21. Dems are very quick to judge...

but rule anyway through "winning" or outright
usurping.

































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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 06:46 PM

25. Spitzer, Weiner have all been disgraced, but they are not in "monster" category. Ask Cosby.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 06:47 PM

26. Ever hear of due process?

A civil suit might be in order if they felt like they were forced out of their jobs or discriminated against because they didn't respond. If any of his behavior rose to the level of assault, then criminal charges should be filed.

In any case, give this some time before forcing him out of office. We know the right wing likes to pull this shit on Democrats they've targeted and Cuomo's covid response would be enough to get him targeted. See: Joe Biden.

So far, I haven't seen the monster that Biaggi has. I see a jerk who needed to be told he's not god's gift to women and to knock it off.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 08:33 PM

29. Hmmmm..."Monster" wow.

Maybe he is. Maybe he's like a friggin Ted Bundy or something... OR MAYBE

this is paid for bullshit. See how easy it is to make allegations?

Jerk - yes, bully - yes. Monster? Trump is a monster & we best remember that.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 08:30 AM

34. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

This is Biaggi's opinion.

Post the latest news from reputable mainstream news websites and blogs. Important news of national interest only. No analysis or opinion pieces. No duplicates. News stories must have been published within the last 12 hours. Use the published title of the story as the title of the discussion thread.

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