Sandra Lee returns to post-Andrew Cuomo New York for chic gala
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Celebrity chef Sandra Lee has returned to New York after former Governor Andrew Cuomo was ousted. She was previously in California.
Cuomo resigned from his post earlier this year following numerous allegations of sexual misconduct and an investigation which revealed that he had in fact sexually harassed several women.
The disgraced politician, 63, and Lee, 55, dated 2005-2019.
The chef returned to the Big Apple for the 60th anniversary of the White House Historical Association gala as a special guest on Thursday night. The event took place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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She donned a couture Bob Mackie dress adorned with dazzling vintage jewelry with matching heels, an Oscar De La Renta clutch and a rare Christian Dior Ruby & Art Glass necklace.
Also in attendance was First Lady Dr Jill Biden, who presented Lee with the City of Hope, Spirit of Life Award in 2016.
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Lee, Biden and other attendees gathered to celebrate the White House’s efforts to support conservation and education projects.
Cuomo, who has repeatedly denied committing wrongdoing, was due to stand trial on Nov. 17, but the trial date was pushed back to Jan. 7 on a “potentially flawed” charge.
In a letter to a judge in Albany, New York, District Attorney David Soares criticized the Albany County Sheriff for “unilaterally and inexplicably” filing the lawsuit against Cuomo without his knowledge while his own investigation was still pending. In progress, according to the New York Times.
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Soares wrote that the complaint was “potentially flawed” because it did not include an affidavit from the victim, Brittany Commisso, allowing the prosecution to continue.
Soares also argued that parts of Commisso’s testimony were excluded and suggested that part of the complaint distorted the law that was potentially violated.
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Soares, a Democrat, called for the indictment to be postponed from November 17 to at least January 7 “to reduce the risk of a procedural dismissal of this case” and to allow time for the district attorney “to continue our proceedings. independent and impartial examination of the facts in this matter. “
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Fox News’ Andrew Mark Miller contributed to this report
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