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    Andrew Cuomo, who now faces impeachment in the state legislature over sexual misconduct, bullying, and conspiracy claims, sparked online speculation that he has a pair of nipple piercings last year when tell-tale shapes poked through his shirt at a press conference.

    New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo faces new calls to quit over sex pest claims — from billboards mocking his alleged nipple piercings.

    State residents struggling to keep abreast of the string of sexual harassment claims against the governor — with a sixth woman coming forward on Tuesday — were reminded by electronic billboards paid for by prominent New York rape survivor and activist Kat Sullivan.  

    "6 strikes — Cuomo's out", reads one sign. "Free the nipple, fire the boob".

    ​The "boob" jibe has a "ring" of truth to it: speculation that Cuomo has a pair of kinky nipple piercings erupted on social media last year after he appeared at a press conference in a polo shirt — with tell-tale shapes poking through the fabric.

    A spokesman for the governor denied the rumours at the time, saying: "Of course not, sorry, Internet".

    The Democrat governor, who frequently sparred with former President and New York City native Donald Trump, is also accused of bullying staff members and already faces calls to quit — or be impeached — for covering up thousands of deaths caused by his policy of discharging COVID-19 patients into care homes.

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