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De Blasio Breaks Promise to Track Job References That Shield Harassment Histories

In secret deals, city agencies tell future employers nothing about employees who committed sexual misconduct while working in government. Meanwhile, some investigations have dragged on for years while alleged harassers remain on the job.

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Sexual Harassment History No Obstacle to Getting a New Government Job for Some City Workers

Records obtained by THE CITY show employees remain on the payroll after they have been found responsible for misconduct on duty, including when termination was recommended.

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Cuomo Resigns After Harassment Findings Obliterate Support, Leaving Legacy of Ambition and Aggression

The political survivor could no longer hold on after abandonment by close advisors and top Democrats, as impeachment hearings loomed. Kathy Hochul will be New York’s next governor — and the first woman to lead the state.

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Cuomo’s Lawyers Portray Him as the Victim While Accuser Says He Committed a ‘Crime’

The governor’s attorneys attempted to discredit some of his accusers — including a woman who went public Sunday. Brittany Commisso declared Cuomo "needs to be held accountable." Meanwhile, the governor’s top aide quit.

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Prosecutors From Manhattan to Albany Now Examining Cuomo Harassment Cases

Four New York district attorneys are scouring investigative files compiled by the state attorney general to determine whether the governor may have committed any crimes in their jurisdictions. The cases focus on allegations of inappropriate touching.

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How New York Went From Cuomo to Hochul

On Aug. 3, State Attorney General Letitia James released a report detailing multiple sexually harassment allegations Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Three weeks later, Kathy Hochul became the first woman to lead the state. Here’s what you need to know.

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Could Cuomo Face Jail Time Following Attorney General’s Harassment Report?

At least two of the cases detailed in AG Letitia James’ damning 168-page report fall within the two-year statute of limitations for misdemeanor forcible touching or third-degree sexual assault, legal experts say. One criminal probe is already underway.

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Adams Jabs at Cuomo as de Blasio Swings Hard with Governor Staggered by Harassment Report

The mayor, long a punching bag for political brawler Cuomo, has nothing to lose by turning up the rhetoric. But Adams could face a tricky balancing act if arrives at City Hall to find the governor somehow still in office.

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State Attorney General Letitia James Puts Spotlight on the Women Who Accused Cuomo

"I believe them," the state’s prosecutor declared yesterday as she issued a damning report that could lead to the governor’s ouster from office. For James, the investigation marked her biggest public moment yet in a career that began in Brooklyn.

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Cuomo Harassment Report Spurs Impeachment Move as Biden Trumpets Resignation Push

The investigation overseen by State Attorney General Letitia James found the governor engaged in inappropriate touching, sexual conversations and retaliation — and broke federal and state laws. The Albany DA revealed an ongoing criminal probe.


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Cuomo Called Lawmakers in Scramble for Support After Resignation Demands

After Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins urged governor to leave office, a frenzy of phone calls and emails pleaded for a pause — pointing to attorney general’s impending investigation of multiple sexual harassment allegations

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Cuomo’s Office Flouted Its Own Sexual Harassment Investigation Rules, Rep for Governor’s Accuser Charges

State officials are supposed to bring allegations to the office empowered by Cuomo to deal with complaints in the wake of the #MeToo movement. But Cuomo accuser Charlotte Bennett’s lawyer says his office violated "legal requirements."

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NYPD Watchdog Board’s Bid to Probe Police Sexual Misconduct Gets Public Airing

Civilian Complaint Review Board move to investigate allegations ranging from verbal harassment to rape gets backing from legal groups and survivor advocates — and a warning from police unions that the oversight board is crossing a line.

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Sex Workers Slammed by the Pandemic Say City Council Aid Misses the Mark

Left without steady income and ineligible for government unemployment relief, some sex workers say the $4.1 million funding for medical and other services could be better spent.

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Dozens of Sex Harass Complaints Left Unresolved for Years at NYC Commission

City Commission on Human Rights has 44 open complaints of sexual harassment against private firms that were filed more than two years ago, data shows.

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After Four Years and One False Start, Discrimination Watchdog Gets New Boss

The Equal Employment Practices Commission, which audits city agencies’ employment and sexual harassment practices, had been leaderless since 2015

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Bronx Dissident Democrats Want to Ditch Ruben Diaz Sr.

Statements demand the ouster of the Council member from his seat – and the party – over some of his latest controversial comments.

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The City Council’s Sexual Harassment Fight – Against the City

Even as lawmakers tackle allegations against two members, the Council avoids a city audit and exempts itself from the city’s reporting system.

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NYC’s Human Rights Commission Takes Years on Sexual Harassment Claims

There are 14 open harassment cases against municipal workers. Eight were filed more than two years ago — including one that’s over four years old.