Transcript for Cuomo makes public apology, says he won’t resign
And now to New York governor Andrew Cuomo. The first time in front of the cameras in days. Apologizing today but saying he will not resign, after three women have accused him on misconduct, saying I understand I acted in a way that made people feel uncomfortable. I deeply apologize. Adding, I feel embarrassed by it. And the reaction tonight from two of his accusers. ABC's Stephanie Ramos from Albany again this evening. Reporter: Tonight, after a week out of the public eye, embattled New York governor Andrew Cuomo emerged to deliver one of his trademark covid briefings and when it was over, he addressed the sexual harassment allegations threatening to derail his career. The lawyers say I shouldn't say anything, when you have a pending review, until that review is over. I understand that, I'm a lawyer, too. But I want new yorkers to hear from me directly on this. Reporter: And with that, Cuomo apologized. I now understand that I acted in a way that made people feel uncomfortable. It was unintentional and I truly and deeply apologize for it. I feel awful about it. And frankly, I am embarrassed by it. Reporter: Two former aides accused the governor of sexual harassment. Charlotte Bennett says Cuomo made it clear to her that he wanted to sleep with her, saying he asked about her sex life, whether she was Mon nothing mouse and whether she had ever slept with an older man. If they were hurt by it, I and if they felt pain from it, I apologize. I apologize. I did not intend it. I didn't mean it that way. Reporter: The governor then declaring this. I want you to know this from me directly. I never touched anyone Reporter: But another former aide, Lindsay Boylan, says the governor gave her an unwanted kiss. And a third woman, Anna Ruch said the governor took her face in his hands and asked to kiss her. You can go find hundreds of pictures of me kissing people, men, women, it is my usual and customary way of greeting. Reporter: Cuomo says he's not about to quit. I wasn't elected by politicians, I was elected by the people of the state of new I'm not going to resign. Stephanie Ramos back with us from Albany. And the governor says he's learned, in his words, a very important lesson, and tonight, you have reaction from two of the women? Reporter: Exactly, David. The governor's former aide Lindsay Boylan tweeting, how can new yorkers trust you to lead our state if you don't know when you've been inappropriate with your own staff? The lawyer for Charlotte Bennett releasing a statement, saying the governor's remarks were full of falsehoods. David? All right, Stephanie Ramos,
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