How Andrew Cuomo went from talk of late-draft into 2020 election to disgraced ...

How Andrew Cuomo went from talk of late-draft into 2020 election to disgraced ...
How Andrew Cuomo went from talk of late-draft into 2020 election to disgraced ...

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a longtime politico with a storied career spanning decades, has fallen from grace after an attorney general's report issued on Tuesday accused him of sexually harassing multiple women.

Cuomo quickly went from being the talk of late-draft into 2020 election to defeat then-President Donald Trump to battling calls for his impeachment after his first accuser came forth with allegations in December.

The Democratic governor was born in New York City to parents Mario Cuomo, a three-term governor himself, and Matilda Raffa Cuomo on Dec. 6, 1957.

Cuomo, who earned a law degree from Albany Law School in 1982, started his political career in his mid-20s while working as campaign manager on his father's 1982 campaign for governor.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a longtime politico with a storied career spanning decades, has fallen from grace after an attorney general's report

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a longtime politico with a storied career spanning decades, has fallen from grace after an attorney general's report

The Democratic governor was born in New York City to parents Mario Cuomo, a three-term governor himself, and Matilda Raffa Cuomo on Dec. 6, 1957.

The Democratic governor was born in New York City to parents Mario Cuomo, a three-term governor himself, and Matilda Raffa Cuomo on Dec. 6, 1957.

Cuomo, who earned a law degree from Albany Law School in 1982, started his political career in his mid-20s while working as campaign manager on his father's 1982 campaign for governor

Cuomo, who earned a law degree from Albany Law School in 1982, started his political career in his mid-20s while working as campaign manager on his father's 1982 campaign for governor

Charlotte Bennett, 25, (pictured) came out on Saturday and said Cuomo told her he was open to dating women in their 20s and asked her questions about her personal life in June

It comes after Lindsey Boylan, 36, (pictured) claimed he asked her to play strip poker and kissed her on the lips without her permission when she worked for him in 2017

Charlotte Bennett, 25, (left) came out on Saturday and said Cuomo told her he was open to dating women in their 20s and asked her questions about her personal life in June. It comes after Lindsey Boylan, 36, (right) claimed he asked her to play strip poker and kissed her on the lips without her permission when she worked for him in 2017

After his father was elected to his first term, Cuomo worked as one of his policy advisors before landing a job in 1984 as a New York assistant district attorney. 

In 1990, Cuomo married Kerry Kennedy, the daughter of Robert F. Kennedy and niece of former President John F. Kennedy. They were married for 15 years and have three daughters together. 

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From 1990 to 1993, Cuomo served as chair of the New York City Homeless Commission during New York City mayor David Dinkins' administration.

In 1993, Cuomo was appointed as an assistant secretary for the Department of Housing and Urban Development in President Bill Clinton's administration.

He served as HUD Secretary from January 1997 until January 20, 2001 when George. W. Bush became president.

In 2002, Cuomo made his first attempt running for governor in an bid to unseat former Republican Gov. George Pataki - who unseated his father. Trailing in polls to Carl McCall, he withdrew from the Democratic primary a week before the election. 

Cuomo was elected Attorney General of New York in 2006 and served in the role until he was elected to his first term as governor in 2010.

Cuomo became Governor of New York in 2011 and has held onto the role through three terms since then, nabbing victories in 2014 and again in 2018. He now also serving as chair of the National Governors Association.

Then last spring, he emerged as a national leader on issues related to the coronavirus pandemic, holding detailed news conferences at a time when President Donald Trump was playing down the pandemic. 

Cuomo's daily briefings gripped at the heart of the nation as showed leadership in relaying the latest statistics amid the pandemic and was honored by his fans with the portmanteau 'Cuomosexuals.'

The governor won an Emmy for the beloved briefings - even bantering at times with his brother CNN host Chris Cuomo. He later landed a $5.1 million book deal for his October memoir American Crisis: Leadership Lessons From the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The New York Times bestseller, published by Penguin Random House division Crown Publishing Group, largely recounts his COVID press conferences and has 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon reviews.

In 1993, Cuomo was appointed as an assistant secretary for the Department of Housing and Urban Development in President Bill Clinton's administration

In 1993, Cuomo was appointed as an assistant secretary for the Department of Housing and Urban Development in President Bill Clinton's administration

Cuomo is pictured with then-Vice President Joe Biden  in 2015

Cuomo is pictured with then-Vice President Joe Biden  in 2015

However, the embattled governor was 'obsessed' with the ratings of his briefings and his image behind the scenes, The New York Times reported in March after Cuomo was hit with further allegations of sexual harassment.

Cuomo was also hit with startling revelations about another scandal about nursing home related deaths in New York amid the pandemic that had been brewing since at least September  - casting a shadow over his image of being a hero of titanic stature.

On the day of his 111th and final daily coronavirus update, Cuomo and his team held a maskless celebration in the backyard of the governor's mansion in Albany and toasted their successes with beer and wine, The New York Times reported. 

'To the 59 million viewers who shared in these daily briefings, thank you,' Cuomo said as he ended the briefing.

The governor won an Emmy for the beloved briefings - even bantering at times with his brother CNN host Chris Cuomo

The governor won an Emmy for the beloved briefings - even bantering at times with his brother CNN host Chris Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo holds COVID-19 briefing with Melissa DeRosa in July 2020

Governor Andrew Cuomo holds COVID-19 briefing with Melissa DeRosa in July 2020

Cuomo holds his daily COVID-19 and receives a coronavirus test in May 2020

Cuomo holds his daily COVID-19 and receives a coronavirus test in May 2020

Cuomo, 63, has lived in the mansion full time and does not own or rent any other property, sources told The New York Times. 

In December, former aide Lindsey Boylan accused Cuomo with a thread on Twitter - the catalyst which sent his career spiraling as the few allies he held onto over his political career, including his brother Chris, sought to advise him through the crisis.

'Yes, @NYGovCuomo sexually harassed me for years. Many saw it, and watched,' Boylan tweeted. 

Boylan, 36, claimed he asked her to play strip poker and kissed her on the lips without her permission when she worked for him in 2017.  The tweets received some media coverage but do not become a major national story. 

The new report upheld Boylan's claims and found that senior Cuomo aides unlawfully retaliated against Boylan by leaking confidential files about her to the press and drafting an op-ed attacking her that was shared among senior staff.

Then in February, his fall from grace gains momentum when a second former aide, Charlotte Bennett, tells The New York Times that Cuomo asked her inappropriate questions about her sex life. 

A New York judge has ordered the Cuomo administration to hand over documents showing all deaths associated with nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic

A New York judge has ordered the Cuomo administration to hand over documents showing all deaths associated with nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic

The order comes after Cuomo said 'who cares' about who died at a nursing home versus at a hospital

The order comes after Cuomo said 'who cares' about who died at a nursing home versus at a hospital

Bennett, 25, was a health policy adviser in the Democratic governor's administration until November. She said Cuomo asked her inappropriate questions about her sex life, including whether she ever had sex with older men.

Cuomo also told her that he was 'lonely' and 'wanted to be touched,' according to the report.

When Bennett complained to administration officials that she felt like the governor was hitting on her, she was transferred to another job. The administration did not formally investigate or report the allegations to the governor's Office of Employee Relations, the attorney general's investigators determined.

Cuomo later apologized to Bennett in a recorded video released in response to the attorney general's report, saying that he had been trying to counsel her

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