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Governor Cuomo’s Campaign Is Paying For Sexual Harassment Attorney Despite His Claims

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Governor Andrew Cuomo used campaign money to pay nearly $285,000 in bills from the attorney who defended him against sexual harassment allegations, according to documents filed Friday claim he wasn’t did that last month.

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Although Cuomo told reporters on June 2 that he was not spending any political donations on his legal fees “at this time,” his campaign paid $173,098 to former United States Department of Justice officer Rita Glavin that same day, according to an official request to the State Election Council.
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“Andrew Cuomo for New York” had previously paid Glavin’s company, Glavin PLLC, $111,774 on May 3, according to the filing, which says the expenses were for “professional services.”

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Cuomo hired Glavin when the sexual harassment scandal hit him, and she spoke in his defense when the New York Times reported on March 19 that a female assistant accused him of ogling her, commented on her appearance and made suggestive comments to her and a female colleague.

At the June 2 press conference that followed Cuomo .’s unveiling sold his memoirs about the coronavirus for $5.1 million, the three-year Democrat defended his decision to let taxpayers pay his legal bills related to separate investigations into his nursing home treatment during the pandemic.

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    Rita Glavin
Rita Glavin was paid $173,098 by the Cuomo campaign on June 2.

“The state — the way it works is that the Executive Chamber has retained counsel and that’s a state expense,” he said at a news conference at Manhattan’s Javits Center.

“That was [the case] with every investigation. So there we are now.”

When asked whether he paid other lawyers out of pocket or with campaign money, Cuomo replied, “Not at the moment.”

Former Cuomo aide Lindsey Boylan, whose allegations against him led to a string of other women coming forward with their own accusations against the governor, retweeted a reporter’s report of the Q&A on Friday.

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Lindsey Boylan’s allegations against Cuomo opened the floodgates.
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Boylan added sarcastic: “*pretends to be shocked*.”

Cuomo’s revelation on Friday came hours after The Post reported taxpayers paid nearly $800,000 to law firm Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello to defend Cuomo’s treatment of nursing homes during the COVID-19 crisis.

Partner Elkan Abramowitz, a former top Manhattan prosecutor, and other company attorneys are defending Cuomo and his top associates against investigations into deaths in state nursing homes from COVID-19, reporting that state officials were pressured to work on Cuomo’s memoir US Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic.”

Neither a Cuomo spokesperson nor Glavin immediately responded to requests for comment.

The governor has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.

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