- Another accuser has emerged in the ongoing sexual harassment scandal that Gov. Cuomo is facing.
- The woman is a current staffer in the Executive Chamber, according to the Albany Times Union.
- Staff reported the incident, which the governor’s office referred to NY’s Attorney General.
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An unnamed staffer is the sixth woman to accuse New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, the Albany Times Union first reported on Tuesday.
The Times Union did not name the accuser because she could not be reached for comment, but they confirmed she is an employee of the Executive Chamber, which is sometimes referred to as the governor’s office but can also incorporate high-level staff at state agencies who report to Cuomo.
Other staffers reported the incident, which reportedly occurred in the governor’s mansion.
The incident allegedly took place late last year, and the woman recently told her supervisor that the governor “inappropriately touched her” in an internal complaint, according to the Times Union.
That complaint was then referred to the New York Attorney General Tish James’s office, where an investigation into Cuomo’s conduct is under way.
Cuomo’s office became aware of the allegation on Monday, according to an anonymous aide who spoke with the Times Union.
The governor’s office did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
“All allegations that we learn of directly or indirectly are going promptly to the investigators appointed by the attorney general,” Beth Garvey, who was recently promoted to acting counsel for the governor, told the Times Union.
Cuomo, a third term Democrat, has previously apologized for acting “in a way that made people feel uncomfortable,” but he has also insisted that he “never touched anyone inappropriately.”
The governor has also refused to resign, calling it “anti-democratic” as members of his own party in the state legislature have called for him to step down.
Pressure on Cuomo to resign has continued to grow as more allegations emerge.
Of the five other accusers, three are former staffers.
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