Critics: Cuomo apology 'tone-deaf,' ignores power imbalance
March 3, 2021
When Yuh-Line Niou first arrived in Albany to work as a legislative aide in 2013, lawmakers grabbed her buttocks, suggested she and her boss were "a hot duo" who should have sex, and peered into her office to check her out for a "hot or not" list.
Niou, then a chief of staff in her late 20s, never reported it. She feared it would unfairly drag down her boss. But the experiences stayed with her.
She bristled Monday at the response from Gov. Andrew Cuomo to allegations he sexually harassed two young women in state government, remarks some on social media called a "faux-pology" that blames vic...