A sixth woman has come forward and accused New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, alleging that he touched her inappropriately last year at the governor’s mansion.
Numerous lawmakers, including Democrats, were already calling for Cuomo to resign amid the allegations. Could this one be the nail in his coffin?
The Times-Union reports:
An official close to the matter on Tuesday confirmed to the Times Union that the new allegation had been made. The governor’s office learned of the matter on Monday, an aide said. […] The complaint was reported to the governor’s counsel by other employees in the Executive Chamber. The information also was relayed by the governor’s office to the attorney general’s office, which is coordinating an investigation into multiple allegations of sexual harassment that have been made against the governor.
The victim’s identity is currently being withheld, but we do know that she is an Executive Chamber staff member.
As for Cuomo, he has stated that he’s “so sorry” about the allegations, but denies touching anyone “inappropriately” and noted that he has no intentions of stepping down as governor.
“I want you to know this from me directly: I never touched anyone inappropriately,” he said last week. “I never knew at the time that I was making anyone feel uncomfortable. And I certainly never, ever meant to offend anyone or hurt anyone or cause anyone any pain.”
It sounds to me like Cuomo’s career is taking its final, raspy breaths.
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