Cuomo Has To Admit To How Much He Made Off His Book Deal During COVID
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has come clean about one of the last secrets the disgraced New York politician has left – how much he got for his book deal. His last book sold around 5,000 copies against a huge $1M payout to Cuomo.
So you would think the publisher would cut their huge loss and move on but not exactly. They thought it was such a great business move they signed another deal with Cuomo yet this time they paid him $5M. Cuomo just released his taxes and revealed the numbers behind his book deal and they are obscene.
He is being paid $5.12 million for his book on leadership during the coronavirus crisis he totally botched. And he has already pocketed $3.12 million and will be paid another $2 million over the next two years. This sounds more like a payoff than a book deal.
The Democratic governor spent months trying to hide the obscene number he was paid for the book “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic” so one wonders about the timing. Don’t be surprised if a bigger scandal stumbles out of Cuomo’s closet in the next few days.
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From The Hill:
According to figures obtained by The New York Times, Cuomo has already received $3.12 million from his book “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic.” State officials told the times that he will receive another $2 million over the next two years through his contract with the Crown Publishing Group.
A spokesperson for Cuomo, Richard Azzopardi, told the newspaper that Cuomo had received a net sum of $1,537,508 for the book last year after expenses and taxes were factored in.
“From that net income, the governor donated a third to the United Way of New York State for statewide Covid relief and vaccination effort, and is giving the remainder in a trust for his three daughters equally,” Azzopardi said.
The book, which went on sale in October, has also landed Cuomo in legal trouble.
Last month, the state comptroller’s office authorized the state A.G. to investigate whether Cuomo used staffers and state resources to assist in writing the book, which is prohibited by state law.
James’s office is also investigating multiple sexual harassment allegations against the third-term governor.
Cuomo has denied touching anyone inappropriately, but acknowledged that he may have acted in ways that made people feel uncomfortable. He initially said that was unintentional and apologized, but has more recently said he’d done nothing wrong.
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