Cuomo is 'suppressing his anger, tension and nervousness' during statement denying sexual harassment claims - but 'is confident he's done nothing wrong' says body language expert who thinks speech will HELP gov's career

 A respected body language expert claims Andrew Cuomo was riven with anxiety during his pre-recorded speech denying sex pest claims - but also praised his 'masterful' delivery.  

Patti Wood said Cuomo's tilted head - which is pulled back and up to his right side for the entirety of the video's 14-and-a-half minutes - is a telltale sign that he is 'suppressing his anger'. 

'He continues to suppress it and suppress it', Wood added, which could be an indication of innocence or guilt. 


Wood added that the governor's repeated lip compressions and tongue 'cleanses,' where he swept it around his mouth, indicate an overall tension and nervousness. 


The author and veteran body language analyst even added that if she were isolated those tics would have made her say: 'Oh, that's a tell,' indicating that he was lying. 

Cuomo started his statement by letting viewers know that 'the facts are much different than what has been portrayed'.


Body language expert Patti Wood said that the governor's repeated lip compressions indicated an overall tension and nervousness

Body language expert Patti Wood said that the governor's repeated lip compressions indicated an overall tension and nervousness

Wood said Cuomo's tilted head - which is pulled back and up to his right side for the entirety of the video's 14-and-a-half minutes - is a telltale sign that he is 'suppressing his anger'

Wood said Cuomo's tilted head - which is pulled back and up to his right side for the entirety of the video's 14-and-a-half minutes - is a telltale sign that he is 'suppressing his anger'

Wood noted the lip compression, small tongue thrust and glare that happened as Cuomo said: 'I never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriately sexual advances.' Wood did not think this indicated guilt, 'just that he is suppressing how angry he is what has been portrayed'

Wood noted the lip compression, small tongue thrust and glare that happened as Cuomo said: 'I never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriately sexual advances.' Wood did not think this indicated guilt, 'just that he is suppressing how angry he is what has been portrayed'

He was referring to the New York Attorney General's findings, which saw investigators say they believed the allegations of 11 separate women who accused the three-term Empire State governor of inappropriate behavior.  

Wood noted the lip compression, small tongue thrust and glare that happened as he said the line. 'This does not indicate guilt just that he is suppressing how angry he is what has been portrayed,' Wood added.

Cuomo then said: 'I never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriately sexual advances.' 

Again, he again pressed his lips together and did a tongue cleanse showing his repeated suppression of anger. 

Wood can tell just how uncomfortable the governor is with his statement.

He went on to defend himself against former employee Charlotte Bennett's sexual harassment claim and said: 'I am the governor of New York.'

Body language expert Patti Wood has shared her thoughts on Andrew Cuomo's defense against sexual harassment allegations

Body language expert Patti Wood has shared her thoughts on Andrew Cuomo's defense against sexual harassment allegations

Wood, who wrote a self-help book on body language called Snap, said the line indicated Cuomo was actually uncertain about his status.   

'From this statement I can say he's very confident he has done nothing wrong, but he is not so sure how it is going to affect his job,' Wood said. 

'He didn't leave his hands alone. He was restraining himself. That could have been coached, or that could have been him,' she added.

As Cuomo neared the end of his statement he touched on other topics and was able to relax. He even smiled when talking about New York's successful Covid efforts when they 'went from the highest infection rate in the country to one of the lowest infection rates in the country'. 

He also spoke on the double-standard between male managers, who are rewarded for working long hours, and female managers, who are criticized for being tough.

'I know how much time was spent on that,' Wood said. She says she thinks the way Cuomo delivered his statement could actually boost his chances of hanging onto his career. 

Wood believed that Cuomo's statement showed that 'he wants to go on from here. I think this will help his career.' 

According to Wood the 63-year-old governor 'did a masterful job of staying calm and going slowly' as he filmed the well-crafted statement. 

'He was very very prepared but that didn't stop him from coming across as natural and relaxed at points.' 

Cuomo is 'suppressing his anger, tension and nervousness' during statement denying sexual harassment claims - but 'is confident he's done nothing wrong' says body language expert who thinks speech will HELP gov's career Cuomo is 'suppressing his anger, tension and nervousness' during statement denying sexual harassment claims - but 'is confident he's done nothing wrong' says body language expert who thinks speech will HELP gov's career Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 09:15 Rating: 5

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