What’s Current: Gov. Andrew Cuomo accused of sexual harassment by former aides

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  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is accused of sexually harassing two former aides. Gov. Cuomo denies the allegations and made a statement that some of his behavior towards staff may have been “insensitive” but claims his comments had “been misinterpreted as unwanted flirtation.”
  • China is facing global pressure over its treatment of Uighur Muslims, including explicit attacks on women who have reported abuse. 
  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala starts work today as the World Trade Organization’s first female and first African director-general.
  • Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is facing increasing pressure to address the handling of a young staffer’s rape allegation against a serving cabinet minister and the treatment of women parliamentary workers.
  • A trans-identified male YouTuber is accused of downloading child sexual abuse images while operating a daycare out of his home in Utah.
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.