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A group of self-described “Cuomosexuals” has formed a Facebook page called “Women for Governor Cuomo” to show support for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo after more than a half-dozen women came forward in recent months to accuse him of sexual misconduct.
The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that the private Facebook page was set up about a month ago, adding that members of the group have also been inundating a state hotline set up for women to report allegations against the Democratic governor.
Some members of the group have also urged others to confront Cuomo’s accusers online while attending pro-Cuomo rallies and funding ads that support him, the paper reported.
There are more than 1,1oo followers in the group, most of whom are women over the age of 55. Some of them have said they’ve called the hotline to leave messages defending Cuomo.
“Support for the governor is what brought us all together,” Pamela Morley, 41, an upstate theater director who is one of the page’s moderators, said, according to the WSJ.
Allegations against Cuomo range from sexual harassment to inappropriate touching and speech. The first woman accuser, former aide Lindsey Boylan, who is now running for Manhattan Borough president, wrote on Twitter in December: “Yes, @NYGovCuomo sexually harassed me for years. Many saw it, and watched. I could never anticipate what to expect: would I be grilled on my work (which was very good) or harassed about my looks. Or would it be both in the same conversation? This was the way for years.”
Supporters of Cuomo earned the moniker “Cuomosexuals” for their fawning praise of him during his daily COVID-19 briefings last summer, appearances which actually earned him an Emmy Award in November.