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>> kumasi, they are good. if there's no chocolate chip left. thank you. >> or any other flavors. [ laughter ] good morning, america. breaking overnight, pressure mounts on new york governor andrew cuomo to resign after that scathing report. governor cuomo under fire. the president calls on him to step down. >> i think he should resign. >> the new york attorney general outlines the charges in detail saying the governor created a, quote, hostile work environment rife with fear and intimidation. >> i believe women and i believe these 11 women. >> cuomo defiant denying the findings. >> i never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances. >> one of his accusers joins us live. also this morning, sources telling abc news the fda is just
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weeks away from approving the pfizer vaccine. a move that could open the door to more mandates, as new york city becomes the first city in the country to require proof of vaccination to dine, work out and more as hospitalizations across the country rise. we'll have the latest this morning. newly released body cam footage of the surfside tragedy. >> this is huge. >> showing first responders racing to help minutes after the building collapsed. wildfire emergency. flames spreading in the west fueled by erratic winds and dry heat. evacuations overnight. in the south, this smokenado rising towards the sky. ginger tracking the latest. midair mayhem. a passenger duct taped to his seat. after unruly behavior, accused of groping flight attendants. the fallout this morning. overnight, triumph on the track for the women of team usa. and an emotional history-making moment. the first black woman wins gold in wrestling for the u.s.
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this as simone biles shares a message about her comeback. we are live on the ground in tokyo. rihanna shining bright like a diamond this morning. the superstar singer officially a billionaire. how she became the wealthiest female musician in the world. we do say good morning. great to be with george. t.j. is in for michael. rihanna, okay. we'll have more on her. >> really incredible. we start though with that report, a bombshell really, give you a live look at the capitol in albany. new york, where governor cuomo is being called to resign. the state attorney general finding cuomo sexually harassed workers. we'll speak with charlotte bennett. president biden, house speaker nancy pelosi is leading the list
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calling on him to step down. erielle reshef is on the scene in albany, new york, with the latest. good morning, erielle. >> reporter: good morning to you, george. that sweeping 165-page report includes searing testimony from those 11 women. governor cuomo denying any sexual misconduct accusing investigators of weaponizing his everyday interactions. this morning, pressure mounting on new york governor andrew cuomo to resign. >> i think he should resign. i understand that the state legislature may decide to impeach. >> reporter: president biden calling for him to step down after new york attorney general letitia james' investigation concluded cuomo sexually harassed multiple women violating federal and state laws. >> what this investigation revealed was a disturbing pattern of conduct. i believe women and i believe these 11 women. >> reporter: prosecutors laying out their findings in a press conference tuesday morning,
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saying the governor created a hostile work environment rife with fear and intimidation, including new allegations from a state trooper assigned to cuomo's security detail. >> in an elevator, while standing behind the trooper, he ran his finger from her neck down her spine and said, hey you. another time she was standing holding the door open for the governor. he took his open hand and ran it across her stomach. she told us that she felt completely violated. >> reporter: cuomo defiant, denying the investigation's conclusions in a prerecorded video message. >> i never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances. >> reporter: the governor claiming displays of affection were meant to convey warmth to those around him. cuomo including this slide show depicting him kissing and hugging constituents and other politicians. >> i do kiss people on the forehead. i do kiss people on the cheek. on occasion i do slip and say
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sweetheart or darling or honey. >> reporter: authorities interviewing 179 people over the course of the inquiry including an 11-hour interview with the governor, former aide charlotte bennett telling investigators cuomo came onto her after she disclosed a previous sexual assault. >> he asked whether she had ever been with older men. he told her that he was lonely and wanted to be touched. he suggested that she get a tattoo she was contemplating on her butt and asked her if she had any piercings anywhere other than her ears. >> reporter: cuomo insisting he was only trying to help, saying he had a close relative who had also been a victim of sexual assault. >> i did ask her questions i don't normally ask people and i did ask questions to try to see if she had positive support of dating relationships. >> reporter: investigators releasing a recording of cuomo singing to bennett on a phone call in 2019.
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♪ do you love me, do you really love me ♪ ♪ do you love me ♪ >> reporter: according to the investigation's findings, bennett reported the behavior to the governor's chief of staff but with no investigation. she was reassigned to another role. a violation of policy and an example of the culture in the executive chamber ripe for harassment accordsing for investigators. cuomo saying it is a demanding place to work but blasting the report as politically biased. >> to discredit the legitimate sexual harassment victims the law was designed to protect. >> reporter: that response not a surprise to karen hinton, cuomo's former press secretary, who spoke to investigators about her own allegation of discrimination and harassment which cuomo denied. >> this is the way he always responds, he never takes responsibility for anything. he always pushes it off on someone else. he blames the victims. >> reporter: and support for cuomo within his own party is quickly eroding. it is looking more and more like
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he will be impeached. the new york assembly speaker saying he can no longer remain in office. a sentiment echoed by nearly every top democrat. george? >> okay, erielle, thanks. we are joined now by charlotte bennett and her attorney debra katz. charlotte, let me begin with you. he singled you out and apologized to you, but also said you heard things he didn't say, and he was just trying to help you. what were you thinking as you watched the governor yesterday? >> it wasn't an apology and he didn't take accountability for his actions. he can't once apologize and then say he didn't do anything wrong. he blamed me and said that i simply misinterpreted what he had said, but his line of questioning was not appropriate. he was coming onto me and he insinuated that survivors of trauma and sexual assault can't tell the difference between mentorship and leadership and
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sexual harassment itself which is not only insulting to me but every survivor who listened to him yesterday. the victim-blaming is not okay. >> when that was happening at the time how did you feel? >> overwhelmed, but mostly vindicated, because i had just listened to the new york state attorney general tell me and the ten other women that we were believed and that was powerful and so much more important than anything the governor had to say. >> the fact that you came forward earlier helped bring this about earlier and turned up several more accusers of the governor. did you have any idea there were others and that so many would come forward? >> i had heard some whisperings of other people talking, but it really came from a sense of supporting lindsey boylan who had first tweeted out her allegations in december. i actually dm'd her on twitter and we had a private conversation in which i told her what i was experiencing and why i left public service earlier
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that same year and, you know, when there are two women, there are more than two. you know, we know from experience that it's not just one person and that's why we need to believe every woman who makes these allegations. why do you think itso this to? >> he has been an establishment political figure for so long and he rules by fear. he is scary. i was scared. i didn't know where to turn and when i was still working in new york state, i vowed to myself to never speak of this. i was horrified in the moment and that's the reason why i no longer work there. >> and what should happen right now for governor cuomo? >> well, based on his apology, which was not much of an apology at all yesterday, it seems like he's not living in reality. so it's up to us to take action and, you know, it's really the responsibility of the assembly
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speaker to impeach him immediately. september is not soon enough. this needs to happen now. he's a danger. we have the facts and the assembly speaker needs to get to it. >> debra katz, the albany district attorney has now opened a criminal investigation as well, what are the next legal steps? >> at this point charlotte has done -- she's done a heroic and courageous act coming forward, cooperating fully with investigators. at this point it really is on the new york legislature to take decisive action to impeach him because the governor is clearly not living in reality as charlotte said. he's refusing to step down and his performance yesterday was belligerent and made it clear he is unfit to serve. he still does not get it. he still wants to blame the victim and shockingly yesterday he blamed his mother for teaching him how to kiss people inappropriately. he really does not get it. >> and, charlotte, you said you
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feel vindicated? >> yeah, it has been a long road. i mean, even before my story came out in february, i left new york state after this happened. i left my job. i left new york state and i was really living in a state of anxiety and panic and it has been a really long road, but yesterday was the start to something new and i -- i'm just happy that we had the investigation we deserved. >> charlotte and debra, thanks very much. robin. so let's bring in our legal analyst dan abrams, george. can you explain why the attorney general was not able to file criminal charges on her own and we heard ms. bennett's attorney talking about the possibility of criminal charges. >> right and, the attorney general specifically said that state and federal laws were violated. the issue is this attorney general was only empowered to
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subpoena witnesses, subpoena documents and write a report. that's it. that was the extent of her power here. it would then go to local district attorneys, local investigators and as we pointed out, albany county is investigating. so it is possible that criminal charges could be filed because it is misdemeanor assault to kiss, touch, whatever it is, someone in an unwanted way without their consent, so we'll see what that investigation uncovers, but just because no criminal charges have been filed now doesn't mean that they can't happen in the future. >> he is clearly not going to resign. impeachment is an option, and americans may think they're very familiar with it on a federal level, but impeachment in new york is a little different? >> a little different, right. it still starts in the judiciary committee same way federal, still have a vote in the assembly equivalent to congress which would be a majority vote to decide if they go to trial. if there is a majority vote in
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the assembly to impeach he is immediately sidelined and the lieutenant governor then takes over temporarily, and then you have that senate trial where you need the two-thirds. in new york, you also have the highest court judges who are serving as the judges in addition to the state senators, if there is a conviction, he's out. if he is not convicted by two-thirds he would be reinstated, but you have to believe that if there is enough political pressure he is going to know where the winds are going on this. >> civil lawsuits? >> certainly possible moving forward as long as it's within the statute of limitations. >> dan, we appreciate you as always. thanks so much. we want to turn now to another story. a lot of developments in the pandemic. the delta variant is spreading, of course, as you know and the hospitalizations are going up. some hopeful news in the race to vaccinate, the cdc reporting that the vaccination rate has gone up 73% in the past three weeks and the fda is set to approve the pfizer shot possibly, that's just weeks away. our eva pilgrim has the very latest for us.
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>> reporter: this morning, news that full approval of pfizer's covid vaccine is coming likely just weeks away. sources telling abc news it could come by early september or sooner. >> i do hope it's going to be within the next couple of weeks. they said hopefully by the end of the month. i hope it's even sooner than that. >> reporter: the fda fast-tracking it, taking an all hands on deck approval and full approval would open the door for more mandates with more cover from legal pushback. several universities, hospitals and the defense department are expected to issue mandates after full approval. many health experts are also hopeful that some of those who are vaccine hesitant will feel more comfortable getting a shot with a fully approved vaccine. this as new york city, the original epicenter of the coronavirus, announces it will become the first city in the country to require proof of vaccination to dine, work out and do many activities indoors. >> it's time for people to see
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vaccination as literally necessary to living a good and full and healthy life. >> reporter: with covid cases surging nearly 600% in the last month the mayor calling the new mandate which rolls out september 13th the key to is the city's recovery. but not clear what this means for children under 12 who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated. officials say they're still figuring that out. president biden pushing more in the private sector to require vaccinations and calling out governors of states who have banned mask mandates. >> if you're not going to help at least get out of the way of the people trying to do the right thing. use your power to save lives. >> reporter: and this week san francisco general hospital starting to accommodate what they're calling a supplemental shot of pfizer or moderna vaccine for those people who got the j&j shot and have consulted with their doctor, robin. >> all right, eva, thank you. we'll move on to the
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olympics track and field taking center stage including the marquee match-up of two americans in the 400-meter women's hurdles final. james longman has more. good morning, james. >> reporter: yeah, good morning, robin. it's been another incredible day for the u.s. here in tokyo and especially for the women. the u.s. actually has the highest percentage of women representing it ever at any olympics and across all kinds of sports they were on fire. this morning, golden moments for the women of team usa on the olympic track. mu who began running around 6 took home gold in the 800-meter final setting a new u.s. record along the way. the 19-year-old becoming the first u.s. woman to win that race since 1968 and the youngest american woman to win an olympic track and field gold medal since 1964. tears of joy for family and friends gathering in her hometown of trenton, new jersey. and beside here on the podium,
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raevyn rogers making a late surge to claim the bronze. more wins in the final of the 400-meters. sydney mclaughlin and 31-year-old dalilah muhammad going one-two. mclayoff -- mclaughlin smashing her own gold record and muhammad racing her way to silver after overcoming covid-19 and other injuries. harvard grad gabby thomas taking home bronze in the 200-meter final. and in an emotional historymaking moment, tamyra mensah became the first black woman to win olympic gold in wrestling for the u.s. and simone biles has now left tokyo and she's back in the united states. she's been on instagram posting her thanks and said she'll forever cherish this unique olympic experience. she wants to thank everyone for their love and support. she has made such an impact at these games. what a champion. >> certainly has. >> yes, she has. >> thank you, james. a lot more coming up on "gma" including the midflight altercation. fallout after flight attendants taped an unruly passenger to his seat. plus, with hundreds of flights canceled, when is this going to
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end? and rihanna's milestone officially a billionaire. we'll tell you about her journey coming up. but first, good morning, ginger. >> we've been following that dixie fire which has now jumped to 254,000 acres. adthovhectures show you the ased they have highways closed and they are seeing reinstated evacuations, so folks got to go home now had to leave again all because of record low fuel moisture meaning all of the brush is the lowest moisture we've ever seen combined with gusty winds and it's only going to get worse going into the next 24 hours to 48 hours. look at what's going happen. the front approaches and push winds in, santa rosa gusting to 45. your local weather in 30 seconds. first though, we've got to get the sunny cities sponsored by consumer cellular. in 30 seconds. first though, we've got to get the sunny cities sponsored by consumer cellular.
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governor andrew cuomo to resign after that scathing report from the attorney general. the investigation found that he sexually harassed 11 women. president biden and nancy pelosi are calling for him to step down. cuomo remains defiant and denies the findings. the fda is just weeks away from approving the pfizer shot, this is coming as concerns about the delta variant continue to grow. hospitalizations are rising. and now former president barack obama canceled his 60th birthday party and significantly scaled back the event due to the spread of covid. he'll now celebrate with family and close friends. a police officer was left dead after an attack at the pentagon. right now there's no known motive and sources are telling abc news there's no obvious connection to terrorism. one of five former negro league baseball stadiums still standing is undergoing major renovations. the historic hamtramck stadium is being upgraded to become a place to teach the next generation of baseball players about the game and about the
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negro leagues. and a whole lot more coming up on "gma," including a parenting alert. swimming instructors are in short supply right now. how can you teach your kids the skills they need to stay safe in the water. that's all coming up. first, the fallout from that bizarre scene on a frontier airlines front. the man groped two of the attendants and assaulted a third. will reeve has the story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, george, what a wild situation. the man had allegedly been drinking. the video of the incident is quite shocking. at one point there is a thrashing physical confrontation. the largest flight attendants union in the country is now speaking out against frontier airlines and how it handled the aftermath of this, just the latest incident in the sky. this morning, fallout growing from this disturbing flight fight ending in a passenger being wrapped in tape. >> help! >> reporter: 22-year-old maxwell berry now facing charges accused of unruly behavior on a frontier airlines flight from philadelphia to miami saturday. >> you guys [ bleep ].
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>> reporter: police say berry had been drinking and groped two female flight attendants and assaulted a male flight attendant. berry seen here swinging at the man trying to restrain him. >> he started raising his voice, cursing, then i realized that he was drunk. >> reporter: the flight attendants trying to get him under control duct taping him to his seat. the passenger who shot this video saying the crew did the best they could in the situation. >> they were very professional in my opinion. they had to restrain him because he was a danger for all the or himself. >> reporter: berry arrested upon landing, now faces three could wants of battery, but the airline under fire this morning for its handling of the crew members involved saying in an initial statement, the flight attendants had been suspended pending further investigation, claiming proper policies for
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restraining passenger had not been followed. amid backlash from the union representing flight attendants the airline revising its language to claim the employees are on paid leave. this caught on camera fiasco is just another in a spate of incidents with unruly passengers this year. in its new weekly report the faa counting more than 3,700 such incidents since january 1st. >> what we have been saying since the beginning of january is that this new circumstance in aviation is simply something that flight attendants have not been trained for. if we don't get it together really soon across aviation and government it is going to make people question whether or not they can come to work and be safe and whether or not they want to buy a ticket on air airplane. >> reporter: frontier says that it is supporting the prosecution of the unruly passenger. we reached out to maxwell berry, did not hear back, george. >> and will, meantime, so many are still having trouble with cancellations. >> reporter: yeah, really spirit airlines especially. 45% of spirit airlines' flights today have already been canceled.
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that's after yesterday 60-plus percent of their flights were canceled. at one point yesterday only 25 spirit airlines flights in the sky. spirit telling abc news that an i.t. issue is to blame. we'll see if that gets resolved today. >> will reeve, thanks very much. we want to turn to surside, the tragedy there seeing newly released body camera footage that shows the chaos and confusion to the first responders in the minutes after that building collapsed. our victor oquendo is in surfside. good morning, victor. >> reporter: good morning, t.j. the videos you're about to watch are body cameras worn by three of the first police officers here on the scene. people were so confused they thought it may have been an earthquake or a plane hit the building. we want to warn you these videos are tough to watch. >> is anybody there? >> reporter: this morning, the shocking and painful new body camera video released showing police responding just minutes after the tragic surfside building collapse. the first officers on the scene
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in disbelief. this officer calling his captain alerting him to the devastation. >> captain, the champlain towers, the building, it collapsed. fire rescue on its way. this is huge. i mean humongous. >> reporter: one first responder who lives in the building warning officers. >> i was there with my family. >> what happened? all the way at the top. i'm on my phone -- sorry, man. the whole [ bleep ] back is gone. >> reporter: you can even hear screams coming from the building. >> there's screaming, bro. people are screaming. >> reporter: and here it appears this officer is walking underneath the remaining part of the champlain towers south. >> are you okay? is anybody down there injured? >> yes. >> reporter: cars seen dangling into the now collapsed garage. and overnight, security guard
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who worked in the building thankful she made it out alive. >> i don't even know how i made it out of there, through the grace of god. >> reporter: and behind me here is the surfside wall of hope and memorial for those 98 lives lost. i remember when there were a few photos on the wall. you can see what it turned into. the collapse site is a block away from here and removed 20 million pounds of concrete. that site has been cleared. the cause of the collapse is still under investigation. guys. >> all right, victor, thank you so much. i can't imagine being one of the first ones on the scene and seeing that in such disbelief. coming up, hugh jackman will share his skin cancer scare right after having a biopsy. his message this morning. coming up next, rihanna's biggest record yet, being named a billionaire by "forbes." how she built her massive fortune. e. (music)
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industries and rihanna is among them. she can now add billionaire to the top of her titles list. ♪ work, work, work, work ♪ ♪ work, work, work ♪ >> reporter: and work, she has. rihanna, one of america's -- music's biggest stars is now a billionaire. "forbes" estimating they are worth is now a whopping $1.7 billion making her the wealthiest female musician in the world and second to oprah as richest entertainer. ♪ we fell in love ♪ >> reporter: besides being known for her number one hits and starring in big budget films like "ocean's 8" -- >> my name is debbie. >> what's your real name? >> eight ball. >> reporter: rihanna is a fashion icon. in 2017 the powerhouse teamed up with french company lvmh behind louis vuitton and dior to launch her now wildly popular fenty
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beauty cosmetics line and a year later, rihanna headed savage aimed at body positivity and inclusivity. >> the majority of her $1.7 billion estimated net worth, supersuccessful cosmetics line which when it was launched drew lots of praise because there were something like more than 40 shades for all range of skin tones which was something that at the time i think no other real new cosmetics lines had been that inclusive. >> reporter: despite shutting down fenty's luxury clothing line earlier this year, the brand catapulted the singer turned mogul into billionaire status. rihanna joins the coveted "forbes" list as one of hollywood's most successful intrerp nurs, like kim kardashian and kylie jenner. and just this week reese witherspoon sold her production company hello sunshine. >> we all do bad things. >> reporter: the company behind hbo's "big little lies" and hulu's "little fires everywhere"
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for an estimated $900 million. reese might not be a billionaire yet, but she's not far behind. >> women are making more headway as super successful entrepreneurs so will we see more famous artists, entertainers go into successful entrepreneurial vein, it's proven formula for some people so likely others will follow. >> reporter: and she's not the only person to capitalize on her huge social media presence. rihanna has over 100 million followers on twitter and instagram, but she is the most successful beauty business founder to do so, robin. she maintains a 30% stake estimated by "forbes" in her fenty businesses and that is huge to her success as is the inclusively angle. she'lyadof her business a o ep everyonincled that big umbrella. >> oh, ella, ella, see what you did there.
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what else set these entrepreneurs apart as they take things really to the next level here? >> reporter: i think this is really important for everyone. yes, we're talking about billionaires here but this is about ownership. stock ownership. company ownership. rihanna owns her business. she has a major stake in her company and the women like reese witherspoon, kim kardashian, who are on this list are women who have founded companies and own a piece of them. what we have seen coming out of the pandemic is more and more female entrepreneurs starting businesses maintaining that ownership is key and having stock investments, letting your money grow with the market also key there, robin. >> i am taking -- wait, go, slow down with all those tips here, no. thank you, thank you so much, rebecca. $1.7 billion. >> she didn't limp across the 1 billion line. >> no, she flew across. good for her. stay with us.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. governor cuomo under fire. pressure mounting on him to resign after that scathing report. the president calls on him to step down. >> i think he should resign. >> after the investigation found he sexually harassed 11 women. >> i believe women and i believe these 11 women. >> the new york attorney general outlines the report in detail saying the governor created a hostile work environment rife with fear and intimidation. cuomo denying the findings. >> i never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances. >> one of his accusers, former aide charlotte bennett speaks to "gma" this morning. also this jackman's health scare. >> don't be like me as a kid.
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prerecorded video message. >> i never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances. >> reporter: cuomo including this slide show depicting him kissing and hugging constituents and other politicians. >> i do kiss people on the forehead. i do kiss people on the cheek. on occasion i do slip and say, sweetheart or darling or honey. >> reporter: authorities interviewing 179 people over the course of the inquiry including an 11-hour interview with the governor. former aide charlotte bennett telling investigators cuomo came on to her after she disclosed a previous sexual assault. >> he asked whether she had been with older men. he told her that he was lonely and wanted to be touched. he suggested that she get a tattoo she was contemplating on her butt. and asked if she had any piercings anywhere other than her ears. >> reporter: cuomo insisting he was only trying to help saying he had a close relative who had
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also been a victim of sexual misconduct. >> i thought i could help her work through a difficult time. i did ask her questions i don't normally ask people and i did ask questions to try to see if she had positive support of dating relationships. >> reporter: investigators releasing a recording of cuomo singing to bennett on a phone call in 2019. ♪ do you love me, do you really love me ♪ ♪ do you love me me ♪ >> reporter: according to the investigation's findings bennett reported the behavior to the governor's chief of staff but with no investigation, she was reassigned to another rule a violation of policy and example of the culture in the executive chamber ripe for harassment according to investigators. george spoke to charlotte bennett about the findings. >> what should happen right now for governor cuomo. >> well, based on his apology which was not much of an apology at all yesterday, it seems like he's not living in reality so
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it's up to us to take action and it's really the responsibility of assembly speaker karl karl kl to impeach him immediately. he is a danger. we have the facts and carl heastie needs to, you know, get to it. >> reporter: and support for cuomo within his own party is quickly eroding. it is looking more and more like he will be impeached. the house assembly speaker here in new york saying he can no longer remain in office, guys. >> many share that view. all right, erielle, thank you. coming up, hugh jackman sharing his skin cancer scare, his warning and how to protect your summer. a parenting alert. swim instructors are in short supply but kids can still learn some water skills. lessons can teach their kids to keep them safe. plus two great guest, john cena, ryan reynolds right here in times square. and we will be right back.
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more on that bombshell report from new york's attorney general. it found that governor andrew cuomo sexually harassed 11 women facing pressure to resign. sunny hostin is here to analyze. sunny, thanks for joining us. you've seen the report. as a former prosecutor is there enough evidence there to successfully bring criminal charges? >> you know, i think you have to look at this in three buckets, george, because this investigation that resulted in this report is largely civil in nature so when you look at the civil bucket i do think it's a very strong case. you have 11 alleged victims and usually you don't need corroboration, one victim is enough but corroboration certainly makes a case stronger. the legal standard here is whether or not it was severe. whether or not the behavior was pervasive. when you have 11 victims coming forward certainly that is pervasive, a toxic work environment based on gender-based harassment. when you think about severe, and look at some of the allegations, yes, they look severe.
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a strong civil case, no question. when you look at the criminal bucket though, a lot of the allegations don't necessarily rise to the level of criminal behavior, but there are some instances in my view that do or could rise to the level of criminal behavior. you look at the state trooper who says she was really i think groped. she was groped on her stomach. she was groped perhaps on her breasts. you have someone else who alleges groping on her buttocks. that could be sexual assault so i think the criminal bucket, there is a possibility there. but the most present i think pressing bucket would be the political bucket. will he continue to govern? can he continue to govern? what about impeachment? impeachment, we've learned a lot about it over the past couple of years. high crimes and misdemeanors is generally the federal standard,
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but the new york statute is a little more vague which makes it in my view a little more broad and so can he be impeached by the senate plus seven judges, that is an avenue that could be likely here given the allegations. >> and of course, if he faces the trial he has to step aside at least temporarily. we saw the governor's response yesterday saying i'm an affectionate guy, my actions were misunderstood. is that a kind of defense that could hold up in a courtroom? >> no, and i'm actually sort of surprised we heard the governor's response. generally when you're someone that's facing civil litigation, potential criminal litigation, potential impeachment the best response is no response. i'm not sure which crisis manager is advising him or which group of crisis managers are advising him but i thought that certainly was a misstep. >> though, on the other hand in a political situation you have choi b tdeouelf bee rit w it's in the h iis t . thanks vy mu. let's o ng.
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>> a sma fire in alabama, you can see dallas county here, turned into a little smokenado reaching all the way up there. gulf shores, alabama, yep, another one in alabama. this one twisting over the water, though, that was a water spout. the stationary front responsible for those storms in southern alabama but also responsible for a lot more rain that is coming to the northeast. remember, boston just finished their second wettest july on record. wettest july since 100 years or so. they had one in 1921 that was higher. more o good morning. welcome to wednesday. i am abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco. a deeper marine layer will bring us cloudy conditions and drizzle in the morning leading to milder conditions in the afternoon. a lack of the summer heat. we have some 80s in the east
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bay. 90s around lakeport and ukiah. otherwise, 60s and 70s ruling during the day and 50s at night. f now to that summer skin warning from actor hugh jackman. why he's urging people to protect themselves after his own recent skin cancer scare during a routine doctor's visit. >> trust me, i've been through worse. >> reporter: this morning, hugh jackman famous for playing superhero wolverine is revealing a very human health scare. >> don't be like me as a kid. just wear sunscreen. >> reporter: the 52-year-old actor taking to twitter on monday posting this video. >> i just went to see lisa and trevor, my amazing dermatologists and doctors, and they saw something irregular so they took a biopsy. getting it checked. >> reporter: jackman has a history of basal cell carcinoma. the most common type of skin cancer and posted this in 2017 saying, another basal cell carcinoma.
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thanks to frequent body checks and amazing doctors all is well. an estimated 3 million people are diagnosed with the condition every year caused mainly by uv exposure. carcinomas look like little red bumps. >> remember, go and get it checked and wear sunscreen. >> reporter: while jackman has not revealed the results of his latest biopsy he's urging others to get checked. >> if you see a shot of me with this on do not freak out. thank you for your concern. i'll let you know what's going on but i think it's probably fine. >> reporter: we hope it's fine too, hugh. joining us is board certified dermatologist dr. whitney bowe. explain to us the different types of skin cancer. good morning to you. >> good morning. there are two main types. there's melanoma, which is the most deadly form and then there's nonmelanoma skin cancer like basal and squamous cell carcinoma. look out for any spot bleeding, itching or changing in size, shape or color or anything new
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that catches your eye, robin. i've diagnosed basal cell carcinomas that look like a pimple on the nose that wasn't going away or a sore that isn't healing. if you see anything like that on your skin, you want to make an appointment with a board-certified dermatologist. >> what can we do between visits? >> if your derm suspects a lesion, she will perform a skin biopsy, simple in-office procedure that takes a few seconds but it can actually save your life. all these forms of skin cancer are highly treatable if they're detected early and in between those office visits, i do recommend that my patients look at their own skin from head to toe about once a month and recruit a friend or loved one to check your back, the backs of your legs, the spots you can't see. >> and what are some overall preventible measures we can take every day? >> so, robin, you know i'm stressing sunscreen, reapplying
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throughout the day, right, but sunscreen is not enough. you also want to think about things like a broad-rimmed hat, sunglasses, sun-protected fabrics and seek shade when the sun is at its peak in the middle of the day. >> and we need to emphasize all skin types here, right? >> all skin types, in fact people with skin of color are more likely to be diagnosed later when it's more challenging to treat these cancers. so absolutely, no matter what color your skin. >> as always, always a pleasure to see you, dr. bowe, thank you. we have a parenting alert now for the summer pool season. experts are warning the lack of swim lessons during the pandemic combined with a shortage of lieguards may be putting more kids at risk. diane macedo is here with a look at what parents can do to keep kids safe. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. so many kids missed out on lessons last year. because of pool closures. now newly re-opened pools are having a hard time finding swim
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instructors. that means many families including mine still can't find swim lessons for our kids, so we went to the experts to find out how to keep them safe while we wait. swim lessons are one of the most important layers to water safety, but getting them isn't so easy this year. >> many have not had access to water over the past year or swim lessons, so children may not have the swimming abilities that we might expect. they also might have regressed a little bit. >> reporter: the consumer product safety commission says drowning is the leading cause of death for kids 1 through 4 and "limited experience around the water due to recent social distancing restrictions could put them at greater risk of drowning." but the u.s. swim school association says even as more pools re-open many have long lines for swim lessons due to capacity from covid. that's leaving many kids like my son unable to get a spot.
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we tried to put him in but the pool nearby us is still closed and all the other areas are boxd up. >> we certainly have more inquiri inquiries than we can meet. >> reporter: brandon hears from frustrated parents every day and says under constant supervision there are things parents can teach their kids in the meantime. first tip, teach your child they need to be invited into the water with a cue like one, two, three jump before they get in. >> yay! >> ready, one, two, three, under. >> reporter: next, he says it's important to get little ones used to water on their faces and you can ease into it by starting with shoulders, neck and ears before finally getting the full head and face. >> we want them to be used to water in their face so then they can learn to take a breath, hold water totalm anrelaxed d tr. >> ta skil tacflt, aka the starfish. brendan says to put your face
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over the childs as you hold them so they look at you and keep their head back. to get out of the pool, teach them to monkey walk along the wall to the nearest stairs or ladder. teach them to lift themselves over the edge. >> yay. >> reporter: most importantly brendan says go at your child's pace. wait for mommy. be calm and patient. and remember to have fun. >> yes! good job. >> reporter: and parents can also check out the red cross swim app which is full of great tips and videos. now, of course, none of this replaces the kinds of skills you learn in real swim lessons and nothing replaces adult supervision but, t.j., i can tell you we went to a pool this weekend and my son is already getting better at those skills that we worked on. pretty cool. >> well, there it is. he is a talented dude like his momma. all right, diane, good to see you as always. back here in studio we are shifng we got products from small businesses all under $20 so you can point your cell phone camera
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saturday, our hottest. we will have another abc7 news update in 30 minutes but you can always find the latest on our app and on . ♪ i got you ♪ ♪ moonlight ♪ live here in times square we are so excited to have one of our favorite guests, ryan reynolds back live in the studio. new action comedy, "free guy" critics are raving. some are saying it might be the best video game movie ever made. no pressure. >> wow, no pressure at all. i wouldn't characterize it as a video game movie at all. just big budget summer fun romance smuggled into a video game setting. >> you got everything in there. >> right? [ laughter ] >> not making the poster? >> not quite. before we get going, congratulations, i saw where you
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posted and this is so sweet the >> oh, yeah. >> you have three little ones at home. were you able to get out and celebrate? >> we did. i'm working with in boston so we're not quite at ten years but we rounded up which we're just going to do because that's like in hollywood years 180 years. so, yeah, we went to a place we went on our first date, oh, yeah, which we love. really nice. >> you mentioned three kids, the oldest 6. are they getting to the point now where they can understand mommy and daddy are a big deal and famous? are they impressed more by that or you cooking pancakes? >> pancakes. today were the first day, you'll be on tv today? i was like, yeah, i'm going on "good morning america." they're like, what's good about it? >> the show is called good morning america." can you say hi to me. i'll say hi to you guys. >> go ahead and say hi to them.
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>> they wanted me to pull my ear to say hello and then my younger daughter wanted me to like rub -- are we getting -- is robin roberts going to be stealing second base t >> you play a bank teller who becomes a character in a video game. >> yeah, basicaly bank teller who works at a bank that gets robbed 355 times a day and shot, stabbed, run over, one day realizes he's a background character in a video game and starts to become d figh in the real ecome agents world so trying to find some way to bridge that because he can't believe he's not real. >> let's take a look at a clip. ♪
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>> whoo! oh, giddyap. >> that is car harassment by the way. >> it is so much fun. we need this. we need this right now but i know you said not a video game movie but were you a video game fan especially as a child? >> my parents didn't have the money for like video game -- that kind of stuff so like i would go to the video store which is pop of gold in my neighborhood. it was a video store in the back, the double dragon game so i would use all my paper route money to plug quarters into that sucker and terrible investment in retrospect. [ laughter ] >> led to where you are today, right? >> i guess so. >> talking about how much the critics do like it. one of the critics "deadpool" is a critic and put out a video rash -- >> reaction video. >> you can tell me about this
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but one of the first people to respond was hugh jackman. >> of course. >> "deadpool" went 4:12 without mentioning hugh jackman. >> he was in my heart the whole time. the entire time. just lmessy stabbing death no, yeah, it was -- i can't believe disney let us shoot it with corg and corg is expensive. to use him which is probably $55,000 a second was something else. so they let us do it. i was very, very happy about that. >> shooting a musical right now. we hear from our spies upstairs you're working on tap dancing moves. >> i am. yeah, i'm working on some -- i'm working with these incredible tap dancing squad chloe arnold is a choreographer teaching will ferrell and i how to tap-dance and it's been amazing.
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it's been so much fun. >> did you notice when he said that he started tap dancing. you notice how he did that. >> i can't help it. my new nervous habit. it's become my new nervous habit. >> it is so great to have you back. how is it to be back and in the studio and doing things. >> like it's a little new again. it's just so weird to be wearing, you know, clothes. you know, so, you know, one day at a time here. but it's been interesting. i think it's -- i'm excited to be back in these ways, like this feels nice to be sitting here with you guys in person and not on a zoom. but, you know, it's always a little nerve-racking at first. how do you feel about it? >> oh, wow. >> we've been back for awhile. >> we got back in september but the first way -- we went outside. there was a gentleman passing by that works in the area and said he hadn't been to work in a year and a half and was a little apprehensive about it but you just kind of -- >> you're like -- it takes a second. i wasn't going to jump right
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to -- you're dipping your toe in the water. i wasn't going to ride to work or walk to work with only my tongue. it's an immersion and slowly but surely we all get back to normal. >> soon enough. >> i don't recommend that for anyone. even in the best of times. >> well, thanks. my love to you and blake and the girls. "free guy," it is really good. it's in theaters on friday, august 13th. you're going to laugh. coming up, oh, my gosh, john cena will join us live as well. he's in character, come on back. ♪ i get it, maybe you can see just fine.
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welcome back to "gma." we just had ryan reynolds and now look at this. we'll keep the good times rolling. we have john cena, actor, author, wwe superstar and now starring in "the suicide squad." good morning to you. these two always, always -- every time john cena shows up he is in a suit and tie. he is a pro. he is all business. what happened this morning? >> well, you know, i've been in a suit and tie -- i spent about 20 years of my wearing jorts and then i got a superstar outfit. why take this off? it's great. >> you wear it so well. now, you know, peacemaker -- >> thank you. >> you would think he would be
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one of the good guys, but how would you describe your character? >> peacemaker likes to think he is one of the good guys. he will make peace at any cost and that is a huge contradiction in terms and keep in mind all of the members of "the suicide squad" out this friday are flawed and peacemaker's biggest flaw, he's just really, really confused as you can see. >> let's take a look at a clip. >> this is christopher smith known as peacemaker. in his hands anything is a deadly weapon. his father was a soldier who trained his son to kill from the moment he was born. >> are you having a loss? >> what? >> you said they're chosen for his unique abilities. he does exactly what i do? >> but better. >> more in the center. >> i use smaller bullet holes,
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they go inside your bullet holes without even touching the sides. >> he told us we had to get you to freestyle rap. >> yeah, idris says a lot of stuff and that statement alone we really need to analyze the fact that idris really needs to listen to more hip-hop. i look ridiculous enough. i'm not going to hit the gas on that meter with a morning freestyle rap for you guys. >> oh, so close. >> yeah, he's wearing that but doesn't want to be ridiculous. we got you, john. >> we have to draw the line somewhere. we have to. there has to be some order. >> we talk about outfits. you'll be back in the shorts pretty soon. you're going to be back -- going to your wwe days, the super slam. are you excited to get back into that outfit? >> thank you very much for bringing that up. i returned to the wwe about three or four weeks ago at an event they had called money in the bank and doing live performances and television broadcasts up until summer slam which is in late august. people can watch that on peacock
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then i'll fly off to the uk to do some more of this without this costume. it will be different but i'm excited to be back in the wwe and pretty electric to be in front of live audiences again. >> which one of your "the st inn flew lew would be great, margo, idris, there's so many but when you see the characters of "the suicide squad" they have outrageous uniforms, vibe and personalities. kind of what we do at wwe so they'd all be pretty good. >> wow, you know what, i like the outfit. they're -- you get to keep it even though you won't keep it on. they're not making you give it up, are they? >> here's the deal, if i take it off it's essentially indecent exposure so i'm just going to keep it on so i won't give it back. i gets a super costume. >> i love that about you.
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>> good to see you in whatever outfit it may be. they all work for you so congrats on everything. we will see you down the road, brother. >> a side note it is the director's birthday's tomorrow. do james a favor, go see "the suicide squad." >> too good. >> he's too good. >> making the peace. making the peace. >> i'm supposed to promote it now. it'll be in theaters and on hbo max on friday as well, ginger, over to you. thank you, t.j. we will be watching. speaking of superheroes we have a new show from the marvel cinematic universe called "what if" that re-imagines events from the movies. >> every universe is different. each one unique. >> slow down a little bit. there's a few people in the room
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that don't understand. not me, i get it. >> i wonder if they're all thinking i got to keep my outfit on. many cast member also voice their characters. "what if" launches on disney plus wednesd good morning. i am abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco. temperatures will be down now to life outside the olympic village. amy had been in quarantine since arriving to japan for the games. now she's finally able to explore the city of tokyo. take a look at her adventure. >> reporter: tokyo, abuzz with a population of nearly 14 million people, gracing the crossing, ancient places of worship and stunning seasonal cherry blossoms. we're here at the crossing where on its busiest as many as 3,000
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pedestrians all cross this intersection every two minutes. having completed the mandatory quarantine i hit the road via rickshaw. here we at a traditional japanese tea house and this really feels like traditional japan. we're going to learn some et -- etiquette when we go in. >> no shoes, we have the white socks for purity, yes? >> yes. >> reporter: my first lesson, how to bow properly as a greeting. nice and slow is a sign of respect and it's beautiful. >> sort of beautiful. >> reporter: next chopsticks. i need hands-on training. >> one, two. >> dining etiquette is an art here. harmony, respect, purity and tranquility. four elements. >> yes. >> before you begin a meal. >> yes. >> every move is orchestrated and choreographed. it's all in the click.
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not sure madam yamaguchi is impressed. >> practice, practice, practice. >> practice, practice, practice. >> reporter: for "good morning america," amy robach, abc news, tokyo. >> amy is headed to mt. fuji. buddy valastro live in times square. great to welcome him back. you know when you're at ross and all those brands have her like... yes! ...and all those prices have you like... yes! that's yes for less! you've got this school year, and we've got you with the best bargains ever at ross. get your yes for less at our new store in east san mateo.
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we made some of the best cakes i ever made on this new season sundays at 9:00. >> he won, what, first season. you won second. >> this is a tiebreak. we got to see who is in charge. >> i can't tell. i can tell you it is such a close competition. i have the utmost respect for duff and his team and can tell thaw these are the sickest cakes you'll ever see. like insane like 22-foot nuclear dinosaur. i mean, look. >> oh, wow. >> just insane. >> we'll simplify. >> i want to show you how to make a cake. get your knife. gently keep this on top. i learned the hard way. go nice and easy and go and spin. right through the go back and forth with the saw. >> there we go. there we go.
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we good now. i don't need you to patronize me. >> all right. now you'll put this down over here. it's a little cock-eye. it's a little bit. but it's okay. now you'll fill it like this, okay. we'll go -- >> oh, man. >> squeeze that. >> i have to squeeze down and spin while i'm doing it. >> you work out. what's going on here? >> i don't work out with icing, man. >> squeeze it and fill it. >> there we go. >> all right. now we're good. >> you need two hands. you needed two hands. >> that's cold, man. wow, really. did i mention how glad i am to have you back? >> now take the knife and spread it around. that was the wrong knife. that's all right. i still love you, t.j. >> i'll get something right before this is over and fill it up here.
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>> okay. >> so now that we got that going on. i just want to give you a tip. a lot of times at home when you get icing it's a little stiff. you got to take it and whip it up. all right. so always whip up your icing if it's store bought before you use it and then lastly. it's time to show you how to make a rose. >> okay. >> so you pick up your red one. >> okay. you can get them online or at michael's. you go like this. make a little cone and spin around. you'll come up and now you'll go a little petal. petals, petals, petal, petal, petals. petal, petals. >> come on, buddy. i don't have anything. this is not a rose. this is more of a tulip. >> next -- >> y'all stop. >> next season of "buddy vs. duff," i'll bring you on to help me. >> i'll mix your drinks while you're doing this. this takes a little work. gee, how did you do that?
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do another one for me. >> all right, watch. want me to go fast or slow. >> oh! >> i'll go slow. i'll go slow. >> that was just impressive. petal, petal, petal. >> i'll work>>his tra >> tell us, it's been a heck of a year for you, congrats on the show but good news on the home front. your kids, you got graduations going on. >> my daughter graduated this year which really, really excited. getting so big and i'm truly blessed. have a beautiful family. my son marco graduated eighth grade and daughter sofia is going to udel. she wants to take over the family business. listen, i got a lot of things happening. thank god my hand is working and can still make cakes. check out "buddy vs. duff." >> we give you a hard time but i love you.
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this is my guy. check it out on the food network on sundays. going to work on the rose, folks. i'll be right back.
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