As Fox News reported, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) resigned from office earlier this year after the New York state’s attorney general released a report accusing him of repeated sexual misconduct.
This week, new allegations emerged concerning the sexually explicit language Cuomo reportedly engaged in with his staffers during his time in office, the New York Post reports.
According to the Post, former Cuomo aide Karen Hinton is set to release a new book, titled, Penis Politics, in which she details various claims against her old boss.
Hinton’s complaints include claims that Cuomo would tell lurid jokes about AIDS, and make statements and jokes regarding various forms of sexual activity.
She also contends that Cuomo would joke about the Kennedy family’s sexual history. Notably, the former governor was married to Kerry Kennedy from 1990 to 2005.
Some of Cuomo’s comments apparently related to former President Bill Clinton’s well-publicized affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
Hinton claimed some of those remarks included graphic references to explicit sexual activities. What’s more, Hinton contends that Clinton once gifted a box of cigars to Cuomo along with a note that read, “Don’t ask…Don’t tell.”
The publication of excerpts from Hinton’s book comes just two weeks after Fox News reported that Cuomo was indicted on misdemeanor sex crime charges.
“A Misdemeanor Complaint against former Governor Andrew Cuomo has been filed in Albany City Court,” a spokesperson for the New York State Court announced. “As this is a sex crime, a redacted complaint will be available shortly.”
Mariann Wang, an attorney for Alyssa McGrath and Virginia Limmiatis, both of whom have accused Cuomo of engaging in unwanted touching, released a statement welcoming the charges against Cuomo.
“My clients are enormously grateful for the courage of the women who have come forward to speak the truth about Cuomo’s misconduct,” Wang’s statement read. “Cuomo is being held to account as he should be, including by being forced to answer a criminal charge.”
Wang added: “We hope that all men who abuse their power by abusing women will see this and understand that there will be real consequences to their profoundly damaging behavior.”