Third Woman Accuses New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of Sexual Harassment

HeadlineMar 02, 2021

In New York, a third woman has accused Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment. Anna Ruch detailed her experience in an interview with The New York Times, saying she met Cuomo at her friends’ wedding reception in 2019, where he reportedly grabbed her lower back, put his hands on her cheeks and loudly asked if he could kiss her. “I was so confused and shocked and embarrassed,” Ruch told The New York Times. Her story was corroborated by a friend who witnessed the interaction, as well as photographs from the event.

Cuomo briefly addressed allegations made by two former aides in a statement Sunday night, saying his actions had been “misinterpreted.”

On Monday, Democratic Congressmember Kathleen Rice of New York tweeted, “The time has come. The Governor must resign.”

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