A past aide to former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has come forward to tell her stories about what she witnessed working for the embattled politician.
According to Page Six, former employee, Karen Hinton, wrote in her upcoming book Penis Politics, “When I was Andrew’s press secretary … he told me a story about when he was in college and his father Mario Cuomo was New York Secretary of State.”
Hinton, who has also worked for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, continued “Andrew and a friend of his were standing next to his father’s state car, waiting for Mario to finish up an event. The college-aged Andrew and his friend passed the time by comparing the attributes of breasts of women they knew: Who had large ‘t–ties,’ who had small ones, and the pros and cons of how to handle each. They were beside themselves with laughter."
According to Hinton, this type of conversation was not pleasing to his father. “The window came down. Unknown to them, Mario was in the car already and heard every word. The laughter stopped. Mario Cuomo was fuming. ‘Don’t ever talk that way again about women, whether I hear it or not,’ Mario lectured Andrew. No wink, wink, nod, nod from Mario Cuomo to his son,” the former employee detailed.
She continued, “Andrew Cuomo told New Yorkers on the day he resigned, that ‘the lines’ on behavior by men toward women had moved as he grew older. But Mario knew where the line was, even forty years earlier, and he tried to teach his son, one future governor to another."
In regards to this story, a representative for Cuomo Rich Azzopardi gave a statement to the outlet that read, “In 2018, when Ms. Hinton was not consumed with chasing headlines to sell a book, she wrote: ‘I’ve been fortunate to have male bosses, like Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio, who know how to be respectful of women even while being no-nonsense managers."
"Consider that when gauging her credibility and this latest transparent attempt to rewrite history,” Azzopardi bitingly finsihed the statement.
As OK! previously reported in August, Cuomo announced his resignation as the governor of New York following months after sexual harassment allegations became known to the public.
At the time, the politician gave a luke warm apology as he said, "In my mind, I've never crossed a line with anyone, but I didn't realize the extent to which the line has been redrawn. There are generational and cultural shifts that I just didn't fully appreciate, and I should have. No excuses."