Another woman has accused New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo of ‘unwanted sexual advances’, the third time he is being accused by a woman in the space of 8 days.
Anna Ruch has claimed that Cuomo asked to kiss her at a wedding in 2019, the latest bombshell as calls for Cuomo to resign grow louder amid the dueling scandals over allegations of improper behavior toward women and his handling of nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic.
According to The New York Times, who published the above photo showing Cuomo holding Anna on the face as she she looked uncomfortably at him, Anna Ruch, 33, claimed that Cuomo asked to kiss her at a wedding in 2019.
After he asked to kiss her he now put his hand on her bare lower back.
Ruch said she pulled away and was “so confused and shocked and embarrassed” by the incident.
“I turned my head away and didn’t have words in that moment,” she reportedly said.
Over the past week, two of Cuomo’s former aides have accused him of sexual harassment, allegations he has denied.
Charlotte Bennett, a 25-year-old former staffer, claimed Cuomo talked about his willingness to have relationships with women in their 20s.
Prior to Bennett’s allegation surfacing, Cuomo aide Lindsey Boylan published a blog post accusing the governor of unwanted touching and kissing.
Cuomo responding to the new allegation, apologized for things that “have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation.”
Democratic politicians within the state have already started calling for Cuomo’s resignation.
Cuomo has already authorized an independent investigation of the allegations by the State’s Justice Department.