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Leader of Time's Up movement quits after backlash over her work with Andrew Cuomo

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Leader of Time's Up movement quits after backlash over her work with Andrew CuomoRoberta Kaplan has quit her role as the head of the Time's Up board, after facing criticism over her work advising New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on his sexual assault allegations last year.
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New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul on Wednesday distanced herself from Governor Andrew Cuomo who resigned after sexual harassment accusations, saying when she takes over no official who had behaved unethically would keep their job. This report produced by Freddie Joyner.

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