A few months ago, I wrote about this assistant to this former city A+ lister who had a huge role despite her lack of experience.

I also wrote about the harassment she endured.

Well, it turns out that mixed in with all the harassment, she learned a lot and wrote it all down.

Everything that happened for two years.

It is those writings that the feds are using as their playbook.

Andrew Cuomo
Lawyer, author, and politician serving as the 56th governor of New York since 2011. A member of the Democratic Party, he was elected to the same position his father, Mario Cuomo, held for three terms. He has served as chair of the National Governors Association since August 2020

SE Cupp: Gov. Cuomo’s Trumpian response a new level of gross

CNN political commentator SE Cupp explains her new op-ed comparing former President Donald Trump and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s response to investigations, specifically a pair of independent investigations into allegations that Gov. Cuomo sexually harassed or behaved inappropriately toward several women. Gov. Cuomo has not commented about either investigation, except to ask for the public to wait for their conclusions before passing judgment on him. – Source

Power imbalances are at the root of sexual harassment – but statements like Andrew Cuomo’s don’t acknowledge that inconvenient fact

In recent weeks, multiple women have reported demeaning and sexualized workplace behavior by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. In response, Cuomo has issued a combination of denials, defenses and apologies.

Much of the public analysis of his statements has focused on the adequacy of these apologies – whether he took sufficient responsibility or expressed sufficient remorse.

Apologies deserve attention. They can help right wrongs and heal relationships.

Yet in the focus on apologies, an opportunity is missed to learn something about power. Power, after all, is at the heart of sexual harassment.

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the main federal law that covers workplace discrimination and harassment, an employee may sue her employer when she has experienced severe or pervasive workplace harassment.

Severity and pervasiveness are judged subjectively, from the harassed person’s point of view, and objectively, in the view of a theoretical “reasonable person.” The law also requires that the conduct be unwelcomed by the harassed person.

Though different courts have interpreted these requirements differently around the edges, sexual harassment cases do not turn on whether the harasser thought his conduct was a joke, or culturally acceptable, or ritualized seduction.

Instead, the law’s subjectivity and “welcomeness” requirements ask a superior – like Cuomo – to evaluate his own conduct from his subordinate’s point of view. Superiors who want to avoid committing harassment to begin with (before anything gets to a judge, jury, or media story) need to step outside their own perspective.

This requires empathy. And the more power that a person wields in the workplace, the more difficult it may be to step outside one’s own position and consider the circumstances from another person’s perspective.

Here is where Cuomo’s responses are revealing.

In his first official statement, released on Feb. 28, 2021, out of 18 “I” statements, over half were versions of “I never intended,” “I was being playful,” or “I do, on occasion, tease people.”

Cuomo followed suit in his press conference on March 3, repeating over and over variations on the “I never intended” or “I never knew” or “I didn’t mean it that way” theme. – Source

Moderator of pro-Cuomo Facebook group sends ‘We are coming for you’ threat to Cuomo accusers

One of the moderators of a Facebook group supporting New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has told his accusers “We are coming for you” on Twitter, despite saying she encourages members of the Facebook group not to “be a jerk” and hurt their cause.

“The Women of New York and this Country see through your lies…We are coming for you and the rest of our Governor’s accusers….We won’t let you get away with this…Just know that,” Pamela Morley tweeted at Cuomo accuser Lindsey Boylan on March 18.

Morley, 41, was profiled in The Wall Street Journal on Sunday for her involvement in the group “Women for Governor Cuomo,” which has more than 1,000 members. She and other members of the group have raised at least $30,000 for billboards and banners supporting Cuomo against what they believe to be politically motivated attacks, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Morely told The Wall Street Journal she encourages good behaviors if members of “Women for Governor Cuomo” choose to respond to Cuomo accusers on Twitter.

“What I’ve told them is if they want to do that, to not be a jerk, because then it’s going to make us look bad,” she said.

The group also has public rules from its administrators, including “Be kind and courteous” and “No hate speech or bullying.”

However, Morley has targeted Boylan, the first woman to step forward with sexual harassment accusations against Cuomo, several times on social media.

“I guess a lot of people just don’t give a s— if the governor of New York abuses women,” Boylan wrote on Twitter on March 22.

“Oh we do…That’s IF he was abusing people…BUT he’s not so…What we do care about is LIARS trying to accuse him without evidence and and trying to get others to do so as well just for political gain…How much are you getting paid for all this? Honest question,” Morley responded on March 23. – Source

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