New York Governor Andrew Cuomo resigns.
Many Democratic party members, including US President Joe Biden, had recently called on the 63-year-old politician to leave.
An investigation revealed that Cuomo had harassed women, especially former employees, for years.
Cuomo said in a live stream broadcast by many US media outlets on Tuesday that he wants to keep fighting, but that the planned impeachment process would distract attention from important tasks the government has, such as fighting the coronavirus.
A total of seven women have accused the governor of sexual harassment and improper conduct.
After the report was published, he maintained that he had done nothing wrong.
The 165-page report states that Cuomo has repeatedly touched mostly young women and treated them in an inappropriate way.
The report also notes an unworkable situation in the workplace, where intimidation by Cuomo and his assistants was commonplace.
He sexually harassed women from 2013 to 2020, the researchers found.
On January 1, 2011, Cuomo took office as governor of New York.
He was in his third term in office.
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