Sixth Woman Accuses Cuomo Of Sexual Harassment
A sixth woman has come forward to accuse NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual misconduct. She claims that the Democrat inappropriately touched her without consent while she was visiting the governor’s mansion.
“The alleged incident took place after the woman, a member of the governor’s Executive Chamber staff, had been summoned to the mansion to assist the governor with a work-related matter,” The Times-Union reported. “The woman’s supervisors recently became aware of the allegation and alerted the governor’s counsel of it on Monday.”
The governor’s office did not respond to the specific allegation. Beth Garvey, acting counsel to the governor, made a statement to the paper: “All allegations that we learn of directly or indirectly are going promptly to the investigators appointed by the attorney general.”
On a conference call on Tuesday, Cuomo boasted that if he did touch women, it was “not appropriate.”
“First, I’m not aware of any other claim,” Cuomo said. “As I said last week, this is very simple: I never touched anyone inappropriately. … I never made any inappropriate advances … No one ever told me at the time that I made them feel uncomfortable. Obviously, there are people who said after the fact they felt uncomfortable.”
Another woman, Karen Hinton, worked for Cuomo as a press aide. She recalled Cuomo summoning her to a “dimly lit” hotel room and hugged her twice after a work function in 2000. She said that Cuomo pulled her toward him even while she tried to get away.
Hinton, who is married, described the embrace as “very long, too long, too tight, too intimate.”
Ana Liss, another Cuomo accuser, recalled the governor asking her if she had a boyfriend while he touched her lower back and kissed her hand. Liss told Fox News that Cuomo’s actions “diminished her from an educated professional to ‘just a skirt.’”
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