Two more women came forward this weekend and accused embattled New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of inappropriate behavior.
So far a total of five women have come forward and accused Cuomo of sexual harassment.
Former press aide Karen Hinton said Andrew Cuomo repeatedly hugged her and made her feel uncomfortable.
The married Hinton said in 2000, Cuomo embraced her in a dimly lit hotel so she pulled away and he aggressively pulled her back for another embrace.
Cuomo led the US Department of HUD when Hinton was harassed by him in 2000.
The other accuser, Ana Liss, worked for Cuomo from 2013-2015 and said he would ask her if she had a boyfriend and would kiss her hand.
“It’s not appropriate, really, in any setting,” Liss told the Washington Post.
Via the New York Post:
Two more women came forward Saturday to accuse Gov. Cuomo of sexually harassing behavior, including a former press aide who describes struggling to free herself from his repeated hugs, and a young assistant who now says he left her feeling like “just a skirt.”
Former press aide Karen Hinton endured a “very long, too long, too tight, too intimate” embrace from Cuomo in a dimly lit Los Angeles hotel room in December 2000, she told the Washington Post.
The other new accuser, Ana Liss, a policy and operations aide who worked for the governor from 2013 to 2015, said he’d behaved inappropriately while on the job in Albany.
The governor called her “sweetheart” and asked if she had a boyfriend, Liss recalled to the Wall Street Journal.
Liss said Cuomo touched her on her lower back during an event, once kissed her hand and asked her if she was dating.
Last week a third woman came forward and accused New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment.
The accuser, 33-year-old Anna Ruch, said she was “uncomfortable and embarrassed” after Cuomo grabbed her face and kissed her at a 2019 wedding.
“He said, ‘Can I kiss you?’” Anna Ruch told The New York Times.
“I was so confused and shocked and embarrassed,” she said.
Anna Ruch’s allegation comes after two former New York state aides accused 63-year-old Cuomo of sexual harassment.
Last Saturday a second former aide stepped forward and accused New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment.
This prompted calls from fellow Democrats for the embattled Governor to resign.
In his defense Cuomo said the comments to the young aide were “good-natured” and “misinterpreted.”
Democrat state leaders are very upset over the sexual abuse allegations but not so much about the thousands of seniors that died in the state from coronavirus due to his insane nursing home policies.