Cuomo accused of sexual harassment: A look back at his time in politics


Aug 3 - Governor Andrew Cuomo, accused of sexual harassment by multiple women in a report from the New York Attorney General's Office on Tuesday, has had a four decades career in politics. Dec. 6, 1957 - Matilda Raffa Cuomo born to parents Mario Cuomo and Andrew Cuomo in New York City.

With Andrew, his son, as top campaign adviser, Democrat Mario Cuomo is elected to the first of three terms as New York Governor.

1 January 1997 - Bill Clinton becomes U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Andrew Cuomo.

September 2002 - The New York Democratic Primary holds with Cuomo trailing in the polls in the counting of governors. A week earlier, he withdraws from the vote for Democratic candidate Carl McCall.

January 2010 - Elected as Governor to first term.

In November 2014 - Elected as Governor to second term.

November 18 - Elected with third term as Governor.

Mid 2020 emerges as the 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.

19 December 2020 - Former aide Lindsey Boylan accuses Cuomo of tweeting a thread on Twitter. Yes, NYGovCuomo sexually assaulted me for years. Many watched it and saw, she tweets. The tweets receive some national media coverage, but do not become a major social story. The investigation later concludes that senior Cuomo aides retaliated unlawfully against Boylan by leaking confidential files about her to the press and drafting an op-ed attacking her shared among senior staff.

February 2021 - Boylan's fall from grace gains momentum when Cuomo accuses his former aide of sexual harassment. Cuomo releases an essay in Medium on the web platform Medium accusing Boylan of several inappropriate gestures towards her when she worked for state government from 2015 to 2018. A second former aide, Charlotte Bennett tells the New York Times Cuomo asked her inappropriate questions about her sex life.

27 Feb - Cuomo calls for a full and thorough federal review of his choice by a federal judge of his choosing.

February 28 - After Cuomo's office cancels, New York Attorney General Letitia James announces her office will hire and deputize outside lawyers to investigate.

March 1 - A third woman comes forward with accusations of inappropriate behavior in a New York Times interview.

March 2 - Cuomo's support among senior party leaders begins to crack when U.S. presidential candidates not include it in the equation for this year's presidential elections. Senator Cuomo calls the allegations against Charles Schumer disturbing.

March 3 - Cuomo pledges to cooperate with the investigation and apologizes for his behavior, but says he never touched anyone inappropriately and I won't be in charge.

March 6 : Two more women accuse Cuomo of inappropriate behavior in interviews with the Wall Street Journal and in the Washington Post. Other accusations follow.

March 11 - More than 55 Democratic New York legislators sign a letter calling on Cuomo to resign and the Assembly speaker approves an impeachment investigation.

December 12 - More Democrats on the New York Party including the U.S.; Senators Cuomo and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez resign, calling on Schumer to do it.

March 16 - President Joe Biden says Cuomo should resign if the allegations against him are confirmed by the investigation.

July 17 - Cuomo sits for a defensive, 11 - hour deposition in which he is questioned under oath by the two lead investigators, the New York Times reports.

June 3 - James announces the independent investigators, former prosecutor Anne Clark and employment lawyer Joon Kim, concluded that Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, including former and present state employees, by engaging in inappropriate groping, kissing and hugging, as well as making inappropriate comments. The investigation also finds Cuomo's office has created a hostile workplace that allowed harassment to happen and enabled a toxic work environment. The investigators interview 179 people and review more than 74,000 documents, emails, texts and pictures, James says.