Andrew Cuomo rebuts ‘sex-harass’ report with shots of him kissing, hugging

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday tried to rebut a damning official report that discovered he sexually harassed a number of girls in violation of state and federal regulation — with reels of photographs of him kissing, hugging and touching folks via the years, together with Bill Clinton and Robert De Niro.

The obvious makes an attempt to reduce the conduct got here as Cuomo pushed back on the report compiled by impartial investigators retained by state Attorney General Letitia James.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo shares an intimate moment with former President Bill Clinton.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo shares an intimate second with former President Bill Clinton.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo goes for a kiss on a woman’s cheeks.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo kisses a lady on her cheek.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo sneaks behind to kiss a man.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo sneaks behind a person to kiss his cheeks.
Accuser Anna Ruch with Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2019.
Accuser Anna Ruch with Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2019.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo gets intimate with a woman.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo will get intimate with a lady.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo kisses a woman.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo kisses a lady.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo kisses a man’s cheeks.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo kisses a person’s cheeks.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo kisses a man's cheek.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo kisses a person’s cheek.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo greets a man.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo greets a clergy member.

“I’ve been making the same gesture in public all my life,” stated Cuomo in a video response, particularly addressing his grabbing Anna Ruch by the face and kissing her cheek with out her consent at a marriage in 2019.

“I actually learned it from my mother and from my father,” he continued, referring to the late, three-term Gov. Mario Cuomo. “Indeed there are hundreds, if not thousands of photos of me using the exact same gesture.”

Gov. Andrew Cuomo talks to a man.
Gov. Cuomo stated within the video he discovered his “gesture” from his dad and mom, together with his father, late, three-term New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, proper.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo touches a man's chins.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo touches a person’s chin.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo touches a boy’s chin.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo cups a boy’s face.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo touches a girl’s cheeks.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo holds a younger woman’s face in his palms.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo touches an old man’s chin.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo touches a veteran’s chin.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo kisses a man's cheek while touching his head.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo kisses a person’s cheek whereas touching his head.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo touches a man.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo touches a person.

As Cuomo described getting sensitive with “black and white, young and old, straight to LGBTQ, powerful people, friends, strangers [and] people who I meet on the street,” the video reduce to a montage of nonetheless photographs of him kissing, embracing or touching folks from all walks of life.

They included De Niro, former vp and Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore and former President Bill Clinton — who noticed his personal political profession hit the skids amid a intercourse scandal.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he learned how to kiss from his father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo kisses former Vice President Al Gore on on the cheek.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo kisses a woman’s forehead.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo kisses a lady’s brow.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo kisses a woman’s hand.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo kisses a lady’s hand.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo embraces and kisses a woman.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo embraces and kisses a lady.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo smooches a woman’s cheek.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo smooches a lady’s cheek.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo hugs a man.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo hugs a person.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo touches a man’s cheeks.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo touches a person’s cheeks.

During the video, Cuomo additionally introduced the net launch of a rebuttal report authored by lawyer Rita Glavin.

But of that report’s 85 pages, eight have been devoted to extra photographs of Cuomo kissing or embracing distinguished figures, together with former President Barack Obama, former first woman, New York senator and presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton and New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie — who stated Tuesday it was time for Cuomo to face impeachment proceedings.

And one other 15 pages featured photographs of different distinguished politicians — together with President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and New York Sen. Chuck Schumer — in related positions, in an obvious bid to point out that the habits was not restricted to him.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo kisses Al Sharpton.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo kisses Rev. Al Sharpton.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo hugs a man.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo hugs a union member.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo receives a kiss from a woman.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo receives a kiss from a lady.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo comforts a woman outside.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo comforts a lady.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo kisses a woman’s cheek.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo kisses a lady’s cheek.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo touches a woman's head.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo touches a lady’s head.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo kisses a woman on stage.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo kisses a lady on stage.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo embraces a man.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo embraces Robert De Niro.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo smiles while being touched by an older woman.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo smiles whereas being touched by an older lady.
A man kisses Gov. Andrew Cuomo on his cheek.
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. kisses Gov. Andrew Cuomo on his cheek.

When married mom-of-three Sherry Vill accused Cuomo earlier this yr of forcibly kissing her throughout a tour of her storm-damaged Greece, NY, residence, Glavin issued the same assertion, saying partially, “During times of crisis, the Governor has frequently sought to comfort New Yorkers with hugs and kisses.”

To assist the declare, Glavin included a hyperlink to the governor’s Flickr account, which included 38 photos of Cuomo’s journey to Greece — only one of which confirmed Cuomo kissing somebody.

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