Gov. faces sexual harassment allegations from yet another woman, an Albany newspaper reported Tuesday.
She accused Cuomo of her at the governor’s mansion last year – after she’d been called there for work, the reported.
When asked about the new report during his daily news briefing Tuesday, about an hour after the report was published, Cuomo said he was not yet aware of it.
“A I said last week, this is very simple, I never touched anyone inappropriately,” he said. “As I said last week, I never made any inappropriate advances.”
He also urged the public to await the results of a state attorney general’s office investigation into the matter before rendering judgment.
The paper said it was withholding the accuser’s name “because she could not be reached for comment.”
But she reportedly works as a staffer in the Executive Chamber, the state’s version of a cabinet.
Cuomo’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The latest claim is the sixth accusation leveled at the governor – and the fifth from someone who was working for the governor at the time of the alleged incident.
, 36, ripped the governor on Twitter after the Times Union report.
“When will our collective pain and trauma be enough?” she wrote, separately retweeting a message she shared over the weekend when two other former staffers went public with sexual misconduct allegations.
Boylan, a former aide and now a candidate for Manhattan borough president, leveled her allegations in an essay on Medium late last month. She accused the governor of kissing her on the lips without permission and making lewd remarks – including suggesting they “play strip poker” on a work-related flight. Cuomo’s office has denied the accusation.
, 25, said the governor asked her if she had sex with older men and if she carried on monogamous relationships. She said the governor made her so uncomfortable during a workplace meeting in June that she reported the situation and asked for a transfer. The governor has apologized for making her feel uncomfortable but denied any wrongdoing.
, who has worked for the governor and more recently for his rival, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, told the over the weekend that Cuomo had summoned her to a “dimly lit hotel room” in 2000 and given her an unwanted embrace. Cuomo’s office has denied her claims.
And , 35, who worked for Cuomo between 2013 and 2015, accused him of touching her back and kissing her hand at different times, calling her “sweetheart” at work and asking about her personal life.
A senior adviser to the governor, responding to the allegations before they were first published in the Saturday, said it was normal to see politicians kiss both men and women as a greeting.
Another woman, Anna Ruch, 33, accused Cuomo of making unwanted advances at a wedding reception in 2019.
The allegations were sent to the State Attorney General’s Office, which has opened an investigation into the governor.
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