Gov. Cuomo has been privately battling ex-wife Kerry Kennedy for years over “substantial’’ child-support payments for their three children, The Post has been told.
Two sources close to the Kennedy family — both well-known individuals — told The Post that Cuomo, 58, and Kennedy, 56, have been involved in at-times-bitter, lawyer-assisted go-rounds over “substantial amounts’’ of child-support payments for the past 2¹/₂ years, and reached an agreement on some of the financial obligations only two weeks ago.
Since then, the sources said, a battle has continued over payments for “education costs and health care’’ for 20-year-old daughters Cara and Mariah, who attend Harvard and Brown universities, respectively, and Michaela, 18, who recently graduated from high school a few months after being taken to the Westchester County Medical Center after an unexplained incident in which she was found unconscious at her mother’s home.
The remaining dispute apparently was resolved Friday evening — just a few hours after The Post made inquiries about what is, for Cuomo, a politically embarrassing situation.
One of the sources said he had, in fact, hoped that knowledge that The Post was working on a report about the situation would convince the governor to quickly settle the dispute with Kennedy, daughter of former Sen. Robert F. Kennedy — if only to avoid what was certain to be adverse publicity.
“Kerry has been at the end of her ropes over this because nothing seemed to convince him [Cuomo] to do the right thing,’’ said a source close to Kennedy.
“Andrew didn’t pay child support or alimony for the past 2¹/₂ years until a few weeks ago, and then he continued to leave out the payments for education and health care, which he’s required to pay.
Dicker writes that Kennedy and Cuomo released a joint statement this weekend that the Post report is completely unfounded but that one of his "sources" says Kennedy's signature on that statement comes as part of the deal to finally get Deadbeat Andy to pay his full share of child support, including education and health care payments.
This isn't the first time Cuomo's been caught being a deadbeat.
He's also a tax deadbeat, having barred the assessor from entering the house he shares with partner Sandra Lee to assess improvements she made to the property that were shown in newspapers and magazines.
So, quite frankly, I'm not surprised that this report of Cuomo as a deadbeat dad has surfaced.
Cuomo's the kind of guy who thinks rules and regulations are only for other people.
Otherwise how do you explain Tax Deadbeat Andy going after other tax deadbeats?