Two other women have presented allegations of improper treatment in the workplace by Governor Andrew Cuomo, bringing the total number of accusers in the escalating sexual misconduct scandal to five.
Ana Liss, 35, who served as Cuomo’s policy and operations assistant between 2013 and 2015, said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that he “Hit her in the lower back at a reception” and “Once kissed her hand when she got up from her desk,” making her uncomfortable.
In another interview, Cuomo’s former press secretary Karen Hinton claimed that in 2000 he kissed her. “Intimately”in his “Dimly lit hotel room” and that she could “Feeling physically aroused sexually,”according to News 4.
Cuomo’s spokesperson vehemently denied Hinton’s accusations, calling her “Known antagonist of the governor trying to take advantage of this moment.” As for Ana Liss’ allegations, the governor’s adviser told the WSJ that “Journalists and photographers have covered the Governor for 14 years watching him kiss men and women and pose for photos.”
That’s what politicians do.
Cuomo was first accused of harassment in December by former aide Lindsey Boylan, 36, who went on to detail his charge, saying he kissed her without consent and even once suggested a game of “strip Poker” while they were in a private plane.
Owen is right once again, as Andrew Cuomo is finally being held responsible for the nursing home death scandal in New York City.
Another former assistant, Charlotte Bennett, 25, then came forward detailing Cuomo’s harassment of her and claiming he was seeking sex. And a third woman, Anna Ruch, 33, accused the governor of unwanted touching at a wedding and lambasted her “Predatory behavior”.
The governor is under fire from multiple scandals, as his policies on nursing homes amid the pandemic have also generated immense controversy, further inflamed last month after a senior Cuomo official acknowledged that the state had concealed his deaths in retirement homes to avoid winning a political victory. to the Trump administration. More than 15,000 nursing home residents in New York have died from Covid-19, according to updated Department of Health data.
The governor apologized this week for making women “uncomfortable” in the past, but has denied any unwanted contact. Regarding nursing homes, he said his administration had simply not responded to requests for information.
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