An ex-aide who accused former Gov. Andrew Cuomo of groping her says CNN ought to fireplace Chris Cuomo for enabling his brother’s harassing habits.
“Sure, I feel he ought to lose his job,” Karen Hinton mentioned of Chris Cuomo throughout an interview with The Submit on the launch get together for her e book, “Penis Politics.”
“He enabled somebody to hurt and injure ladies who have been working for him within the govt workplace. His workplace. That’s towards the legislation.”
Chris Cuomo has been suspended indefinitely — however Hinton mentioned that’s not sufficient.
The transfer got here after state Legal professional Normal Letitia James launched a trove of subpoenaed information that embody texts displaying the “Cuomo Prime Time” star agreed to contact information trade “sources” for advance data on damaging reviews concerning his older brother.
James’ devastating sexual harassment investigative report compelled Andrew Cuomo’s resignation in August after concluding he mistreated 11 ladies and harassed a number of authorities staffers — together with a state trooper on his safety element.
Two different Andrew Cuomo accusers — former govt staffers Charlotte Bennett and Lindsey Boylan — attended Hinton’s e book get together close to Metropolis Corridor /Wednesday evening. The trio even posed for photos.
Hinton labored with Andrew Cuomo when he was the federal HUD secretary below President Invoice Clinton within the late Nineteen Nineties. Extra lately, she served as Mayor Invoice de Blasio’s press secretary.
A few of de Blasio advisers attended Hinton’s e book bash — together with Phil Walzak and Jon Paul Lupo.
Hinton’s husband, Howard Glaser, who served as Cuomo’ s state operations director throughout his first time period as governor and labored for him at HUD, joined her.
She mentioned Andew Cuomo was a “nice instance” of a male politician who advocated for and handed legal guidelines to advance womens’ rights “however behind closed doorways did simply the alternative.”
Hinton mentioned Chris Cuomo ought to have helped his older brother “be taught” easy methods to deal with ladies “with respect and professionalism” within the office.
“Chris Cuomo ought to have helped him by way of that. However as a substitute he enabled [Andrew],” she mentioned.
Throughout her speech, Hinton took a jab at Andrew Cuomo for his $5.1 million “Management” e book deal in regards to the coronavirus pandemic. He’s been accused of illegally utilizing authorities staffers and different assets to arrange the memoir. Cuomo claimed staffers “volunteered” to assist on the e book on private time.
“I did work very laborious on this e book” she mentioned, including, “And reflecting on that, I’m realizing I did it with none state assets.”
The zinger drew laughter and applause.
Ladies’s proper activists, together with politicians, confirmed as much as specific assist.
State Sen. Jessica Ramos (D-Queens) agreed with Hinton that CNN ought to can Chris Cuomo, not simply droop him.
“White males get extra due course of than anybody on this nation,” Ramos mentioned. “Chris Cuomo needs to be fired.”
Hinton beforehand accused an “aroused’’ Cuomo of inappropriately hugging her in a lodge room in California 21 years in the past. Cuomo denied it ever occurred and his spokesman described her as an “antagonist” with an ax to grind.
Because the Submit beforehand reported, Hinton’s e book alleges that Andrew Cuomo spewed jokes about AIDS, lurid intercourse, then- President Invoice Clinton and intern Monica Lewsinsky and even the seamy shenanigans of his then-in-laws the Kennedys.