Third woman steps forward, accuses Gov. Cuomo of sexual harassment

Former Aide Portrays Cuomo as a Manipulative Predator

Former Aide Portrays Cuomo as a Manipulative Predator

Rachel May today responded to the accusations of abuse piling up around Gov. Andrew Cuomo by saying it seems unlikely legislators will be able to accomplish much - including passing a budget - while the governor remains in power.

Anna Ruch, 33 told The New York Times on Monday that she met Cuomo at a wedding in New York in September 2019.

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo addressed the elephant in the room Monday evening at the start of 9 p.m.'s Cuomo Prime Time, saying he "obviously" can not report on the sexual assault allegations against his brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The account from Ruch, who worked as a photographer at the White House during President Barack Obama's second term, made her the second woman to accuse Cuomo of touching her without permission, and fueled broader calls for Cuomo to step down, including from some in his own party.

Neither Cuomo nor his spokespeople have commented on the latest allegation made against him Monday night.

Ruch's testimony came just days after former aide Charlotte Bennett told the New York Times that he sexually harassed her past year.

The Democrat, who shot to national prominence a year ago for his state's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, is under mounting pressure to resign over the sexual harassment scandal.

Abramowitz, who previously represented Cuomo's office in a federal investigation into his 2014 decision to shutdown a state anti-corruption commission, said he is not representing Cuomo in the sexual harassment matter.

Bennett's lawyer, Debra Katz, said her client will cooperate fully with the attorney general's investigation.

He bowed to pressure for an independent probe into the misconduct claims, which will be led by New York Attorney General Letitia James.

"I was trying to be a mentor to her".

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Cuomo did not respond to Bennett's statement Monday. It further states Cuomo's withholding of information in regards to nursing home deaths is "sufficient to justify impeachment proceedings".

Boylan describes how Cuomo would go out of his way to touch her on her legs and lower back and would comment and ridicule female staffers' about their weight and sexual relationships.

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said that he found the allegations troubling, but did not call for Cuomo's resignation.

"If these allegations are true, he can not govern", said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, a long-time rival of Cuomo's.

She tweeted Monday about Ruch's alleged experience with the governor, saying, "This doesn't make me feel validated".

Cuomo has denied Boylan's allegations as untrue.

"I have teased people about their personal lives, their relationships, about getting married or not getting married".

"I think everyone understands where we were back in March and where we are now", Stewart-Cousins said in a statement.

"I felt so uncomfortable and embarrassed when really he is the one who should have been embarrassed", Ruch told newspaper. I acknowledge some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation.

"If the governor had not had those executive, extraordinary executive powers, we'd probably still be where we were, or if not where we were at least close to where we were", said Peoples-Stokes.

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