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    The social media giant Facebook has banned advert for a political book because it contains the word 'penis' in the title. The book penned by a former aide to the former Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo and outgoing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, isn't as raunchy as the title  and Facebook's algorithm believes. Rather it is about sexism experienced in government.  Karen Hinton's publisher had planned for ads for the book, Penis Politics: A Memoir of Women, Men and Power, to be placed on Facebook, but the word for the male genitalia appeared to set off alarm bells and the postings were rejected.   Facebook has banned a tell-all political book by former Cuomo and de Blasio aide Karen Hinton. The book, Penis Politics, has been banned because of the title which is about sexism in government rather than anything sexual Hinton aired her grievances with Facebook online saying the actions were 'not surprising' 'Today Facebook banned ads for my upcoming book Penis Politics because the company objects to the title,' Hinton told Page Six. 'Facebook should be ashamed. My...
    Andrew Cuomo's former press secretary has claimed that he told her he was rebuked by his father for comparing the size of women's breasts, when he was a college student. Karen Hinton, who worked for Cuomo when he was Bill Clinton's secretary of housing, from 1997-2001, in March accused Cuomo of hugging her inappropriately in a California hotel room 21 years ago. She wrote an essay about her time working for Cuomo and Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York, entitled Penis Politics, and in December the book that grew from the essay will be published. '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 writes, in a copy of the book obtained by The New York Post. Andrew Cuomo is seen with his father Mario in 2002 - two years after he left the Clinton White House, and when he was running for governor for the first time. When Cuomo was a college age Mario Cuomo scolded...
    More On: andrew cuomo GOP senator targets Cuomo in amendment to infrastructure bill ‘Not a single voice of support’: Assembly Dems in favor of impeaching Cuomo One of Cuomo’s closest allies joins calls for governor to resign ‘The worst kind of nepotism’: Meghan McCain rips into Chris Cuomo Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo of once demanding that he fire a spokeswoman — who later went public with a sexual harassment allegation against the governor. During an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” de Blasio said the incident involved a “critical statement” the aide made that set off Cuomo, who the mayor likened to a “Shakespearean” villain. “He demanded I fire her as a way of showing that she was wrong,” de Blasio said of his longtime rival. “I mean, it’s endless, and it’s small, and it’s petty, and it got worse.” The mayor added: “And I think this is part of the tragic, kind of, Shakespearean reality here — power corrupted this guy more and more each year.” De Blasio didn’t identify his former aide...
    Two former staffers provided new details on their experiences with embattled New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, accusing the Democratic leader of creating a toxic workplace that objectified and demeaned women. The women, Karen Hinton and Ana Liss, are two of the seven women who have accused Cuomo of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior in a widening scandal. Liss, who worked as an aide to Cuomo from 2013 to 2015, said she was initially excited about earning a prestigious fellowship to work at the governor’s office. CUOMO ACCUSER KAREN HINTON SAYS HE WAS 'AROUSED' WHEN HE HUGGED HER Liss told WYNC said that standards at the governor’s office included a need to "wear high heels and look and act a certain way" when Cuomo was present. She described a workplace with "lot of vitriolic screaming, shouting, name-calling, a feeling of objectification as a young woman." Video"The governor was never — he never asked me about my work, he never spoke my name. He did make flirtatious gestures and comments toward me and, as I had mentioned, he’d ask me if I had a...
    Andrew Cuomo was physically 'aroused' when he allegedly hugged a press aide more than two decades ago, she claimed on Monday, as another of the seven women to accuse him of sexual harassment spoke to prosecutors investigating misconduct. Karen Hinton, 62, was working as a consultant at the time of the 2000 incident. Cuomo, 63, was serving in Bill Clinton's Cabinet as the housing secretary. Hinton first made her allegations against the three-term governor on March 6, and told her story in more detail on Monday on WNYC radio. She said the pair were inside a Los Angeles hotel room in December 2000. 'He approached me, embraced too tightly, too long and was aroused,' Hinton said. 'I felt extremely uncomfortable and actually shocked. Nothing had ever happened that way between the two of us.' Karen Hinton, 62, has accused Andrew Cuomo of inappropriate behavior back in 2000 Cuomo, seen on March 9, has strongly denied Hinton's accusations Hinton, who's married to lobbyist and former Cuomo administration official Howard Glaser, said Cuomo twice hugged her. Cuomo strongly denied her...
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was physically "aroused" when he allegedly hugged a press aide more than two decades ago, the woman said Monday. Karen Hinton — who first went public against Cuomo on March 6 — detailed the alleged incident during an interview on WNYC radio. "He approached me, embraced too tightly, too long and was aroused," Hinton said. "I felt extremely uncomfortable and actually shocked. Nothing had ever happened that way between the two of us." Hinton — who’s married to lobbyist and former Cuomo administration official Howard Glaser — has said Cuomo twice hugged her inside a Los Angeles hotel room in December 2000. CUOMO ACCUSER LINDSEY BOYLAN SLAMS BIDEN, HARRIS OVER SILENCE ON ALLEGATIONS At the time, Cuomo was then-President Bill Clinton’s housing secretary and Hinton was working as a consultant after having been employed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development from 1995 to 1999, she said Monday. In the wake of Hinton’s initial accusation, Cuomo responded with a vehement denial, insisting, "What she said is not true." Cuomo also pointed to the fact that she was...
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo was physically “aroused” when he allegedly hugged a press aide more than two decades ago, the woman said Monday. Karen Hinton — who first went public against Cuomo on March 6 — detailed the alleged incident during an interview on WNYC radio. “He approached me, embraced too tightly, too long and was aroused,” Hinton said. “I felt extremely uncomfortable and actually shocked. Nothing had ever happened that way between the two of us.” Hinton — who’s married to lobbyist and former Cuomo administration official Howard Glaser — has said Cuomo twice hugged her inside a Los Angeles hotel room in December 2000. At the time, Cuomo was then-President Bill Clinton’s housing secretary and Hinton was working as a consultant after having been employed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development from 1995 to 1999, she said Monday. Karen Hinton says Gov. Cuomo was physically “aroused” when he allegedly hugged her in 2000.Robert Miller; Reuters In the wake of Hinton’s initial accusation, Cuomo responded with a vehement denial, insisting, “What she said is not true.” Cuomo also...
    CALLS on Gov. Cuomo to resign have been mounting in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against him. It comes as a sixth alleged victim has come forward with sexual harassment claims against Cuomo and said he "touched her inappropriately." 1Karen Hinton is the fifth woman to come forward with sexual harassment claims against the governorCredit: Twitter Who is Karen Hinton? Gov. Cuomo's former press aide of Gov.Cuomo, Karen Hinton, 62, has accused Cuomo of forcibly hugging her at an event 21 years ago. Hinton is the fifth woman who has accused him of sexual harassment. What has she accused Andrew Cuomo of? According to the Washington Post, Hinton accused the governor of "summoning" her to his "dimly-lit" hotel room and hugged her after a work event about 21 years ago. She said that at the time she was working as a consultant for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, which was run by Cuomo. Her report states she tried to resist Cuomo but he embraced her and pulled her close to his body. ...
    Karen Hinton, one of the now five women to publicly accuse Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, hit back at the governor on Sunday after he suggested that her allegations were politically motivated. Hinton spoke out following a telephone briefing in which Cuomo characterized her as a “longtime political adversary” out to get him. “Truth is the ‘longtime adversary’ that Cuomo fears the most,” said Hinton in a statement. “Trump may be gone but Cuomo has stepped right into his shoes by blaming the abused for his own abusive behavior.”  She subsequently added in a tweet: “I am not running for office in NY or New Orleans. I am not working for anybody who has a plan to run against Andrew. I’m a 62 yr old woman with no job because of my accident. I worked for Mayor to help him, not be disloyal to Andrew. It’s always, always, always about Andrew.” In an interview with the Washington Post published on Saturday, Hinton alleged that during a 2000 trip to Los Angeles, Cuomo — then head of the federal...
    Governor Andrew Cuomo responded to the latest sexual misconduct allegations against him after announcing his refusal to resign despite the scandals shrouding him. In a Sunday phone-in press conference, Cuomo faced numerous questions over the harassment allegations raised against him. Cuomo was accused by 3 women of inappropriate conduct last week, and a reporter asked for his response to the claims against him by 2 new former aides: Ana Liss and Karen Hinton. Cuomo began by referring to the accusations as a “distraction” until the attorney general’s investigation into his conduct is complete. When he got to the charges themselves, Cuomo responded, “What she said is not true.” “She has been a longtime political adversary of mine,” Cuomo said. “Highly critical for many, many years and has many, many accusations.” On the accusations from Liss, Cuomo said his statements toward her — including questions about her dating life — were “my way of doing friendly banter.” “I never meant to make anyone feel unwelcome in any way,” he said. “I know if customs change, then I’ll change the customs and...
    Two more women came forward Saturday to accuse Gov. Cuomo of sexually harassing behavior, including a former press aide who describes struggling to free herself from his repeated hugs, and a young assistant who now says he left her feeling like “just a skirt.” Former press aide Karen Hinton endured a “very long, too long, too tight, too intimate” embrace from Cuomo in a dimly lit Los Angeles hotel room in December 2000, she told the Washington Post. The married Hinton pulled away, but “he pulls me back for another intimate embrace,” she told the paper. “I thought at that moment it could lead to a kiss, it could lead to other things, so I just pull away again, and I leave.” At the time, Cuomo led the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. A current rep for Cuomo strongly denied Hinton’s allegation to the newspaper, claiming “this did not happen.” Former press aide Karen Hinton claims she endured a “very long, too long, too tight, too intimate” embrace from Cuomo in 2000. Robert Miller The...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Stunning charges have been levied against Gov. Andrew Cuomo. He has been accused of creating a toxic workplace culture that includes bullying and sexual harassment. His accusers are two former staffers, including New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio‘s former press secretary, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported. Cuomo was at a no-press-allowed opening of a Queens vaccination site on Wednesday, joking about how he would personally vaccinate state Sen. Leroy Comrie. “I get to select the part of the anatomy where I do the vaccine,” Cuomo said. But that was the last New Yorkers were to see of him. A promised availability never materialized after two aides former attacked his workplace conduct, accusing him of being a bully and sexually inappropriate. READ MORE: Gov. Andrew Cuomo Denies Former Staffer Lindsey Boylan’s Sexual Harassment Allegations: ‘Simply Not True’ One salvo came from Karen Hinton, de Blasio’s former press secretary, who wrote of working for Cuomo in 1995 when he was the federal housing secretary. “He made me feel as if I were no good at my job and thus...
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