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Cuomo, Time’s Up represented by similar regulation agency

Embattled New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Time’s Up, a charity that helps victims of sexual harassment, are represented by the identical regulation agency, Fox Information has realized.

Cuomo and Time’s Up have each employed the regulation agency Arnold & Porter as authorized counsel, in accordance with monetary disclosures.

The Time’s Up Basis – the group’s “business and affect arm,” in accordance to their web site – spent over $100,000 on authorized companies with the agency in 2019.

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Moreover, Time’s Up Now, Inc., the opposite arm of the group, paid $454,000 on authorized charges in accordance with its 2019 monetary disclosure type on high of the over $719,000 paid to the agency in 2018.

Cuomo employed Paul Fishman, a associate at Arnold & Porter, to signify him earlier this 12 months to deal with the sexual harassment investigation into governor. 

Since December, Cuomo has confronted a number of harassment allegations in opposition to him by a number of girls and simply this week, New York Legal professional Basic Letitia James concluded her investigation, saying he sexually harassed 11 girls, together with present and former state workers, from 2013 to 2020 in violation of state and federal regulation.

Time’s Up’s authorized protection co-founders CEO Tina Tchen and Roberta Kaplan got here below hearth this week after it was revealed that that they had labored with Cuomo’s workplace in drafting a letter that smeared one in every of his accusers, Lindsey Boylan, and “impugned her credibility,” New York Legal professional Basic Leticia James stated in her bombshell report printed Tuesday.

Cuomo’s high aide, Melissa DeRosa, testified that the governor first drafted the letter by hand, although the governor denied having any reminiscence of writing it and solely stated he participated within the drafting course of.

In keeping with James, DeRosa testified that she had reservations in regards to the letter and thought it could backfire, so Cuomo instructed her to hunt additional enter from Kaplan.

“In keeping with Ms. DeRosa, Ms. Kaplan learn the letter to the top of the advocacy group Occasions Up [Tchen], and each of them allegedly recommended that, with out the statements about Ms. Boylan’s interactions with male colleagues, the letter was high quality,” James stated in her report. 

“Ms. DeRosa reported again to the Governor that Ms. Kaplan and the top of Occasions Up thought the letter was okay with some adjustments, as did [Cuomo ally Steve] Cohen, however everybody else thought it was a nasty concept.”

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James’ report stated the letter was by no means made public after Cuomo’s staff did not persuade anybody to signal it.

Time’s Up didn’t present remark to Fox Information. Cuomo’s workplace didn’t reply to Fox Information’ request for remark concerning hiring the identical authorized counsel as Time’s Up.

Cuomo is now dealing with widespread, bipartisan calls to resign, together with from President Biden.

Fox Information’ Jessica Chasmar contributed to this report.

Houston Keene is a reporter for Fox Information Digital. Yow will discover him on Twitter at @HoustonKeene.

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