ALBANY, NY – Another advisor to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has reported harassment by the governor, this time during an encounter at New York’s Executive Mansion, the Times Union reported Tuesday.
The unnamed adjutant told a supervisor that the governor inappropriately touched her at the governor’s mansion, where she was called to work late last year, the newspaper said.
This is the fourth allegation of harassment or inappropriate behavior by an employee of the Governor during his tenure.
Another woman, Anna Ruch, said Cuomo made undesirable progress when she met him at a wedding. She wasn’t a government employee. Karen Hinton, a former advisor to Governor and Mayor Bill de Blasio, has also accused him of an inappropriateness of meeting while serving as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development when Cuomo was the department’s secretary.
The new report was forwarded to Attorney General Tish James’ office, according to the Times Union. James oversees the investigation into harassment claims against the governor.
The latest allegation is likely to escalate calls by some Democratic lawmakers for Cuomo’s resignation. New York Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins called on the governor to resign on Sunday. Cuomo has said he has no plans to resign.