Cuomo’s controversial e book American Disaster: Management Classes from the COVID-19 Pandemic, was launched in October
Governor Andrew Cuomo acquired a $5million advance for his COVID-19 e book final 12 months and donated $500,000 of the proceeds to charity, leaving the remainder for his three daughters who he stated labored ‘tirelessly’ by way of the pandemic.
Cuomo’s controversial e book American Disaster: Management Classes from the COVID-19 Pandemic, was launched in October, simply earlier than New York’s COVID-19 numbers spiked once more and Cuomo despatched the state again into lockdown.
He refused to say on the time how a lot of an advance he’d been given however on Monday, his workplace confirmed it after he filed his taxes.
Cuomo was slammed for the e book which was launched within the midst of the pandemic and regardless of him being blamed for hundreds of COVID deaths in nursing houses.
His e book writer, Crown – a division of Penguin Random Home – stopped selling it after the nursing dwelling scandal, and as a lot of ladies publicly accused him of sexual misconduct this 12 months.
In 2020, he was paid $3.12million for it the e book.
He’ll get one other $2million within the subsequent two years. Final 12 months, after taxes, he acquired a web cost of $1.5million. Cuomo gave a 3rd of that cash to charity and left two thirds for his three daughters, giving them round $300,000 every.
Cuomo’s three daughters are from his marriage to Kerry Kennedy, who’s one among Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Skakel’s youngsters.
Michaela, 23, and 26-year-old twins Cara and Mariah. He says it is as a result of they labored for him within the pandemic, producing ‘tireless and efficient work for all New Yorkers’.
‘The contract requires cost of $3,120,000 within the final taxable 12 months and a further $2million over the next 2 years. Internet revenue from the $3,120,000 much less bills and taxes is $1,537,508.
‘From that web revenue, the Governor donated a 3rd to the United Manner of New York State for state-wide COVID-relief and vaccination effort and is giving the rest in a belief for his three daughters equally who labored with the Governor throughout this pandemic and did what he calls ‘tireless and efficient work for all New Yorkers’ and have him the ‘power and like to make it by way of the disaster daily’.
The daughters moved in with their father on the Albany mansion final 12 months.
Cuomos’s daughters Michaela, 23, and 26-year-old twins Mariah and Cara. He gave them every greater than $300,000 for his or her ‘tireless’ pandemic work. Michaela, left, graduated from Brown this 12 months. Mariah (far proper) is a social media strategist at Teneo and Cara, middle, works at Sahar World Summits, a ‘minority owned small enterprise that organizes and hosts invitation solely summits targeted on different investments’
They took turns showing at press conferences and joined him sooner or later on the NYSE to ring the opening bell. Mariah additionally helped with the state’s ‘masks up’ marketing campaign.
The e book is obtainable on Amazon for $6.82 however when dividing what he was paid by what number of have really offered, it places the value at $100 per copy.
Cuomo is being investigated by the New York Legal professional Normal’s workplace who desires to know if he used state cash to place the e book collectively.
Junior staffers reported that their duties included enhancing early drafts, sitting in on pitch conferences, and even printing and delivering manuscript pages of the e book to his mansion.
Cuomo instructed The New York Occasions that any staffers who labored on the e book did so voluntarily and that there might have been some ‘minor’ work on it achieved by the way.
Cuomo and his daughters on the Albany Governors’ Mansion throughout COVID-19. They moved in with him
His spokesman instructed the Occasions in April: ‘We now have formally jumped the shark — the concept there was criminality concerned right here is patently absurd on its face and is simply the furthering of a political pile-on.’
Cuomo’s first e book was additionally a flop. He was paid $783,000 by Harper Collins however solely 3,200 copies of it offered.
Crown launched the Cuomo e book however stopped selling it when Cuomo was accused of sexual misconduct by a number of former staffers and ladies.
Due to the best way the state well being division counted numbers, it appeared as if 8,700 folks had died from COVID in nursing houses when in reality the true quantity was 15,000.
The AG is investigating that discrepancy, in addition to claims by a number of ladies that Cuomo was sexually inappropriate in direction of them. He has denied all wrongdoing.
It occurred after Cuomo signed a directive that compelled nursing houses to simply accept COVID-19 sufferers again in, even when they have been nonetheless testing constructive, to unencumber hospital beds.