Cuomo Hires Harvey Weinstein's Lawyer as Sexual Harassment Victims Pile Up
New York governor's office enlists attorney who represented jailed serial rapist Weinstein
The office of New York's Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo has hired convicted serial rapist Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer as the walls continue closing in on his administration.
Cuomo's administration hired attorney Elkan Abramowitz as federal investigators probe his office’s handling of nursing home patients across NY State during the pandemic.
Feds are investigating Cuomo over the death and subsequent coverup of elderly patients who were forced into nursing homes at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.
Last March, Gov. Cuomo signed a directive that forced nursing homes to accept coronavirus-positive patients in order to free up hospital beds.
The move resulted in many needless deaths, which Cuomo’s administration was later accused of covering up.
Following the nursing home scandal, Cuomo went is now facing multiple sexual assault and harassment accusations.
Abramowitz said that when it comes to the other scandals involving the governor, he and his firm have “not been retained on the sexual harassment matter,” according to Breitbart.
Abramowitz had previously come under fire for serving as disgraced movie mogul and Democrat Party mega-donor Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer, and helping avoid charges for admittedly groping a model.
Abramowitz has also served as Woody Allen’s lawyer, representing the director in his 1990s custody battle with actress Mia Farrow, and defending Allen when his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow accused him of sexual assault.
As for Cuomo, when asked about the investigation being conducted by Brooklyn prosecutors and the FBI, the governor deflected the state’s matter onto President Donald Trump, adding that such inquires have only been given to states run by Democrats.
“We have had requests from the Department of Justice since last year when President Trump accused Democratic states of the COVID problem,” said Cuomo.
“Let’s be accurate, President Trump first denied the COVID problem — his second strategy was, ‘OK there’s a COVID problem, but it’s caused by Democratic states.’”
“I never touched anyone inappropriately," Cuomo stated.
“The lawyers say that I shouldn’t say anything until that review is over, I’m a lawyer too, but I want New Yorkers to hear directly from me on that."
"I fully support a woman’s right to come forward, it should be encouraged in every way,” Cuomo said.
“I now understand that I acted in a way that made people feel uncomfortable," he added.
"It was unintentional, and I truly and deeply apologize for it, I feel awful about it, and frankly, I am embarrassed by it, and that is not easy to say, but it is the truth.”
“I never touched anyone inappropriately,” the governor added.
“I never knew at the time I was making anyone feel uncomfortable.”