On August the 10th Andrew Cuomo left the position of Governor of New York and he was substituted by his vice Kathy Hochul. For the New York power of attorney, directed by Laetitia James, it seems that the ex-governor repeatedly behaved inappropriately and sexually harassed dozens of women, six of which have been confirmed and ready to give testimony. It would be professionally interesting to be the detective agency that is dealing with the defensive investigations of Andrew Cuomo.
I read the first rumors published by the media about some charge sheets that actually seem to frame the ex-governor. However, as the owner of the detective agency Octopus which has been dealing with criminal inquires and penal defense for 27 years, I couldn’t believe a single word said by the accusers without first reading the reports of the Prosecutor’s office entirely and without having the information about the detectives that handled the case. Situations like the one Cuomo’s in, inevitably draw the attention of judges, prosecutors and policemen not interested in justice at all but in search of vanity and career leveraging the scandal. Don’t forget the “poor” Dominique Gaston André Strauss-Kahn, imprisoned on May 2011 in New York for an alleged sexual abuse at the expense of a hotel waitress, and cleared of any charges after three months with his career smashed to pieces.
Talking about scandals: for the moment I’m mostly astonished by the unstoppable mediatic drift which no one is talking about. Don’t forget that journalists have powerful owners that usually leverage their mastheads to slaughter the enemies. I wonder if it’s worse a redundant compliment towards a good-looking woman or the shitstorm raised by Fox News that, by means of a sentence in a caption of a report, transformed the real Cuomo’s excuses: “I acted without thinking, I acted irrespectively and insensibly and I apologize” into the fake ones: “I’m not a pervert, I’m just Italian”. Who knows if Fox News’ journalists would have had the same politically incorrect daring with an inquired with middle eastern origins.
It’s pointless to ignore that US has issues with the exasperation of the politically correct, mainly when regarding sexual matters. As I could observe firsthand during an investigation in collaboration with a Californian detective agency on a similar case (much less redundant): you can be charged by a woman for harassment only by making a compliment (no matter how polite).
A lot of my US colleagues (owners of investigative agencies in New York and California especially) describe the grotesque exasperation of the politically correct with disappointment, but I think that men brought this to themselves, ignoring the complaints and trampling on the dignity of women for ages. I believe that, when this exasperation in protecting women will come to Europe, we should blame our sexist culture only.
It’s odd that politicians of the likes of Cuomo doesn’t have a ‘image consultant’ in the relationship with the opposite sex. Since the #MeToo movement took hold (rightful initiative but dangerous because of extortion tactics) my Italian investigative agency Octopus has been receiving from its visible and successful clients a request for a consulting and preventive protection service in regards of made-up abuses. But, however, I have to admit that some philanderer and serial womanizers are undefendable