Cuomo says he’s ‘truly sorry’ for workplace comments he says were ‘misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation’ following sexual harassment claims

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday he’s “truly sorry” and that some of his previous workplace comments were “misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation” as he faces allegations of sexual harassment.

“I acknowledge some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation. To the extent anyone felt that way, I am truly sorry about that,” Cuomo said in a statement. He maintained that he never touched anyone inappropriately or propositioned anyone.

The statement came hours after Cuomo changed course earlier Sunday and asked the New York attorney general and the chief judge of the state court of appeals to jointly select an independent attorney to conduct “a thorough review” of sexual harassment claims against him.

The Democratic governor’s office had initially selected former federal Judge Barbara Jones to investigate claims…

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