According to media reports, two more women have accused the governor of New York of sexual harassment
New York’s most powerful representative in Congress, Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, said Sunday that he supports an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against Governor Andrew Cuomo made by five women, mostly his former female staffers.
“Sexual harassment is never acceptable, and it should never be tolerated,” Schumer told reporters. – Women need to be listened to. The statements of each of these women need to be taken seriously.”
Schumer called the allegations “very troubling,” adding that he supports the investigation being led by New York Attorney General Letitia James.
“I have faith in her. I trust her to do a thorough job and not allow outside interference – political or otherwise,” Schumer said.
Cuomo on Sunday reiterated his intention to remain in office and lead the state.
“I’m not going to resign because of the allegations,” he said. – It is unfortunate that the allegations are being published even though they have not been verified to be true. Let the attorney general do his job.”
The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday on new allegations against Cuomo. According to the paper, his former aide, Ana Liss, said that in 2014 Cuomo sometimes greeted her with hugs and kisses on both cheeks, called her “honey,” kissed her hand, and asked her if she had a boyfriend.
The Washington Post reported Saturday that former press aide Karen Hinton said that in 2000 when Cuomo was housing secretary under President Bill Clinton, he hugged her in a hotel room after a work event.
Earlier, three women had accused Cuomo of sexual harassment or inappropriate remarks. He denied wrongdoing on his part and promised to cooperate with Attorney General James’ investigation.