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Cuomo faces media amid harassment allegations, refuses to resign

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo held a news conference on Wednesday amid allegations of sexual harassment from three women. He apologized for his past actions but insisted any inappropriate behavior was unintentional.

“I now understand that I acted in a way that made people feel uncomfortable. It was unintentional and I truly and deeply apologize for it,” Cuomo said. “I feel awful about it and frankly I am embarrassed by it, and that’s not easy to say, but that’s the truth.”

The governor also said he would not resign: “I’m not going to resign. I was elected by the people of New York. I am going to serve the people of New York.”

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“I want New Yorkers to hear from me directly on this. First, I fully support a woman’s right to come forward and I think that should be encouraged in every way.”

“I want you to know … I never touched anyone inappropriately,” Cuomo said. “I never knew at the time that I was making anyone feel uncomfortable.”

“And I certainly never ever mean to offend anyone or hurt anyone or cause anyone any pain.”

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Cuomo reiterated that he will fully cooperate with an independent investigation by New York Attorney General Letitia James.

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