New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced he is "stepping aside" from his office, according to CNN.com .
After a news conference by his lawyer addressing sexual assault allegations, Cuomo said that he takes "full responsibility for my actions," adding that he has "been too familiar with people." He added that his sense of humor can be "insensitive and off-putting." He acknowledged that he hugs and kisses people "casually," both men and women.
Eleven women recounted to investigators unwanted touching by Cuomo, according to a report by New York Attorney General Letitia James.
New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, 62, will soon become the state's first female governor, replacing Cuomo. A Buffalo native, she was first elected lieutenant governor in 2014 as Cuomo's running mate and won re-election alongside him in 2018.