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EXPLAINER: Where does harassment report leave Andrew Cuomo?

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s monthslong fall from grace reached a nadir Tuesday, when investigators said they substantiated sexual harassment allegations against him from 11 women, many of whom have worked for him.

Cuomo, once widely beloved for his telegenic response to the coronavirus pandemic, continues to deny the allegations and maintains he isn’t going anywhere — but his political future might soon be out of his own hands.

Here are the takeaways from the report and Cuomo’s response, along with what happens . . .

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NY Gov. Cuomo: ‘I Never Touched Anyone Inappropriately,’

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday denied the findings of a five-month investigation by the state’s attorney general that found he sexually harassed multiple women in violation of U.S. and state law and created a “climate of fear” in his office.

“I never touched anyone inappropriately,” said Cuomo, a Democrat who has served as governor since 2011. “That is just not who I am and that’s not who I have ever been.”

The investigation showed that Cuomo engaged in unwanted groping, kissing and hugging, and made inappropriate comments to a total of . . .

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Gov. Cuomo Grilled for 11 Hours in Contentious Interview

Investigators grilled New York Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo for 11 hours last month as they look into allegations of sexual misconduct both in the workplace and at the governor’s mansion, according to reports.

The interviews under oath were led by former prosecutor Joon Kim and employment lawyer and got contentious at times, with Cuomo questioning Kim’s “fairness and independence,” The New York Times reported.

The investigation is nearly complete and a report to New York Democrat Attorney General Letitia James is expected in August, sources told The Wall Street Journal. That report will also be reviewed by . . .

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Cuomo Calls on New York Businesses to Require Vaccine

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has asked businesses in the state to only serve customers who are completely vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to avoid a “worst case scenario,” the governor said on Monday.

“I am asking them, and suggesting to them, go to vaccine-only admission,” Cuomo said during a press conference, referring to private businesses, according to CNBC. “I believe it is in your best interest.”

He added that Radio City Music Hall “did this months ago,” and has since reopened only to . . .

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Broadway to require vaccinations, masks for audience members

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway theatergoers will need to prove they’ve been vaccinated for COVID-19 and masks will be required when theaters reopen in the coming weeks, producers announced Friday.

Audience members will have to wear face coverings and show proof they are fully vaccinated by a FDA or WHO authorized vaccine when they enter the theaters, the Broadway League said in a news release.

There will be exceptions to the vaccine rule for children under 12, who are not yet eligible for any of the approved shots, and for people with a medical condition or religious belief that prevents vaccination, the theater . . .

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Gov. Cuomo to Be Questioned in Sexual Harassment Probe

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to be interviewed Saturday as the state attorney general’s office winds down its investigation into sexual harassment allegations that upended his national reputation and threatened his hold on power as he gears up to run for a fourth term next year.

The timing of the interview in Albany, the state’s capital, was confirmed Thursday to The Associated Press by two people familiar with the investigation. They were not authorized to speak publicly about the case and did so on condition of anonymity.

Investigators were always expected to speak with Cuomo, who said at the start of the probe in March that he would “fully cooperate.” Cuomo is also facing . . .

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