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Ex-Staffer: Cuomo’s Office Was a Creepy ‘Environment of Control’

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Just a few days after she began working in Andrew Cuomo’s executive chamber, former press officer Cassie Moreno was startled when the first of nearly a dozen women came forward to accuse the New York governor of sexual misconduct.

But it didn’t take long before Moreno, who worked in the chamber for just two months before quitting due to the toxic work culture, discovered for herself that Cuomo’s office was “an environment of control unlike anything you can even picture,” she said.

“I wanted it to work out so badly,” the 25-year-old told The Daily Beast in an interview Tuesday, the same day the New York state Attorney General’s office said it had concluded Cuomo violated state and federal laws by sexually harassing current and former employees. “This was someone who theoretically had led the United States through the pandemic at the time, that was the framing.”

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