A sixth woman has come forward accusing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of inappropriate conduct, reports The Albany Times Union.
The woman, a female member of Cuomo’s staff, told associates that Cuomo touched her inappropriately last year during an encounter at the governor’s mansion. The woman has not filed a formal complaint, though other employees in the Executive Chamber reported the allegations to the governor’s counsel.
The Times Union is withholding her name until she can be reached for comment.
Cuomo told reporters Tuesday he was not aware of the allegations.
“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 … no one ever told me at the time that I made them feel uncomfortable. Obviously, there are people who said after the fact that I made them uncomfortable.”
The Washington Post and Wall Street Journal over the weekend reported two additional claims of inappropriate behavior by Cuomo, a third-term Democrat.
Ana Liss, a former police and operations aide, said Cuomo asked her if she had a boyfriend, called her sweetheart, touched her on her lower back at a reception, and once kissed her hand when she rose from her desk.
The governor said he’ll let state Attorney General Letitia James complete her investigation and urged others to wait before passing judgment.
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