Leo Terrell blasts Cuomo after governor's resignation: 'Appalling to try to justify deviant behavior'

“私が公民権法とセクハラ事件を行ったことをもう1つ指摘したいと思います. クオモが彼の文化的遺産に基づいて彼の逸脱した行動を正当化しようとするのは恐ろしいことだと思います, based on ‘that’s the way we do things,’” said Terrell.

Terrell said Cuomo using his Italian heritage to justify his deviant behavior is an affirmative defense for indecent behavior.

That’s an affirmative defense to allow anyone to say oh because I was raised this way, I don’t have to follow the sexual harassment laws that he incorporated, that he enacted,” 彼は言った.

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Terrell’s comments came shortly after クオモ on Tuesday announced his resignation effective in two weeks, amid a sexual harassment probe following accusations brought by 11 women who worked for him.

New York tough means New York loving, and I love New York and I love you,” Cuomo said, “I would never want to be unhelpful in any way, and I think given the circumstances, the best way I can help now is if I step aside and let government get back to governing, and therefore, that’s what I’ll do.

The governor started his press conference by saying he’sdeeplysorry for any behavior deemed inappropriate during his time in office but denied the sexual harassment allegations contained in state Attorney General Letitia James’ 調査.

Cuomo accused state investigators of bias, saying the report accusing him of sexually harassing 11 女性 から 2013 に 2020 in violation of state and federal law is evidence of alack of fairness in the justice system.

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Terrell had a stern message about the governor’s attempt to justifydeviant” 動作.

I want to make sure everybody understands this. Don’t use some type of private or personal trait or characteristic you have to ignore sexual harassment laws. I just found that offensive as a civil rights attorney.

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