A sixth woman has come forward to accuse New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual misconduct, claiming the Democrat touched her without her consent last year when she was inside the governor’s mansion, according to a new report.
“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 Times Union reported. “They were alone in Cuomo’s private residence on the second floor when he closed the door and allegedly reached under her blouse and began to fondle her, according to the source.”
The reported stated that Cuomo “aggressively grouped” the woman, who was described as “much younger than Cuomo.”
Cuomo responded to the latest accusation in a statement:
As I said yesterday, I have never done anything like this. The details of this report are gut-wrenching. I am not going to speak to the specifics of this or any other allegation given the ongoing review, but I am confident in the result of the attorney general’s report.
Multiple women who have worked for Cuomo have alleged that he sexually harassed them while they worked for him. The most serious allegation involving touching came from Lindsey Boylan, who was the first to make misconduct allegations against Cuomo.
Cuomo on Tuesday said in a conference call that if he did touch women, it was not “inappropriate.”
“First, I’m not aware of any other claim,” he 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.”
Multiple high-ranking Democrats in the state of New York have called on Cuomo to resign in light of the accusations being made against him, which come at approximately the same time as a federal investigation that has been opened into the administration’s handling of nursing homes in the state during the pandemic.
This is an excerpt from The Daily Wire.
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