New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during the regular media briefing astatine the Office of the Governor of the State of New York connected July 23, 2020 successful New York City.
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A erstwhile property aide, Karen Hinton, told the Post that Cuomo invited her to his dimly lit edifice country aft a enactment lawsuit successful Los Angeles successful 2000, embraced her arsenic she tried to permission and past pulled her backmost toward him arsenic she pulled away.
Ana Liss, different ex-aide to Cuomo, said the politician successful 2014 hugged and kissed her connected some cheeks and grabbed her waist, the Journal reported.
The caller allegations compound the unit connected the Democratic governor, who is facing vigor from anterior claims of intersexual harassment, arsenic good arsenic a ungraded implicit his administration's handling of Covid nursing location decease data.
Current spokesmen for Cuomo responded to the caller allegations, some of which were published Saturday.
Cuomo's communications manager Peter Ajemian said that Hinton's allegations "did not happen." Rich Azzopardi, a elder advisor to Cuomo, said of Liss' relationship that "reporters and photographers person covered the politician for 14 years watching him buss men and women and posing for pictures."
"At the nationalist open-house mansion reception, determination are hundreds of people, and helium poses for hundreds of pictures," Azzopardi said. "That's what radical successful authorities do."
On Friday, New York authorities lawmakers approved a measure to portion the embattled politician of the impermanent powers helium was fixed to woody with the pandemic. Cuomo suggested helium volition motion the bill.
In precocious January, New York Attorney General Letitia James said the Cuomo administration had underreported the fig of Covid deaths related to nursing homes by up to 50%.
Cuomo has maintained that the authorities did not screen up deaths, but said past period that "we should person done a amended occupation of providing arsenic overmuch accusation arsenic we could arsenic rapidly arsenic we could."
James is present overseeing an probe into the intersexual harassment allegations against Cuomo from aggregate women who person travel guardant wrong the past 2 weeks.
Lindsey Boylan, a erstwhile authorities economical improvement authoritative present moving for Manhattan borough president, wrote successful a Feb. 24 Medium post that Cuomo "abused his powerfulness arsenic Governor to sexually harass me, conscionable arsenic helium had done with truthful galore different women."
Cuomo's bureau strongly denied Boylan's allegations, including that the politician kissed her without consent and invited her to play portion poker during a flight.
Days aft Boylan's explosive post, different erstwhile adjutant to Cuomo, Charlotte Bennett, told The New York Times that the politician had asked her astir her enactment beingness and whether she "had ever been with an older man."
"I understood that the politician wanted to slumber with me," Bennett told the Times.
Cuomo, 63, said successful a statement that Bennett "has each close to talk out," but maintained that helium "never made advances toward Ms. Bennett" and ne'er intended "to enactment successful immoderate mode that was inappropriate."
On Monday, the Times published claims by different woman, Anna Ruch, who said that Cuomo enactment his manus connected her bare little backmost and asked to buss her erstwhile she met him for the archetypal clip astatine a wedding successful 2019.
Cuomo astatine a property league Wednesday apologized "for immoderate symptom I caused," saying "I present recognize that I acted successful a mode that made radical consciousness uncomfortable."
The politician said helium would not resign.
Hinton's alleged brushwood with Cuomo came aft a enactment lawsuit successful 2000, erstwhile Cuomo was Secretary of Housing and Urban Development nether President Bill Clinton. Hinton had been a communications authoritative astatine the bureau earlier leaving successful 1999, pursuing a screaming lucifer with Cuomo, The Washington Post reported.
In December 2000, she agreed to enactment arsenic a paid advisor to put property sum for Cuomo's travel to Los Angeles to beforehand a HUD program. After the event, Cuomo invited her to his dimly edifice country to talk, Hinton told The Washington Post.
As she got up to leave, Cuomo embraced Hinton successful a mode she described to the Post arsenic "very long, excessively long, excessively tight, excessively intimate." She said she pulled away, and Cuomo pulled her backmost for different embrace, astatine which constituent she left.
Ajemian, Cuomo's communications director, said Hinton "is a known antagonist of the Governor's who is attempting to instrumentality vantage of this infinitesimal to people inexpensive points with made up allegations from 21 years ago."
"All women person the close to travel guardant and archer their communicative — however, it's besides the work of the property to see self-motivation," Ajemian said. "This is reckless."
Liss, who was an adjutant to Cuomo betwixt 2013 and 2015, said Cuomo had called her sweetheart and asked idiosyncratic questions, including if she had a boyfriend, the Journal reported.
Liss told the Journal that she felt Cuomo's workplace behaviour diminished her to "just a skirt."
Boylan tweeted messages of enactment for Hinton and Liss connected Saturday night.