More aides to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) have come forward to say he sexually harassed them while they worked for him.
Ana Liss, 35, said that Cuomo called her “sweetheart,” kissed her hand, and asked her personal questions like whether she had a boyfriend. She also said he greeted her with a hug and a kiss on both cheeks, which might seem innocuous given his Italian heritage, but came to feel uncomfortable to her.
Another former aide, Karen Hinton, who worked for Cuomo when he was HUD secretary, said he hugged her during a meeting held at a hotel and that she could feel physically that he was sexually aroused.
“I pulled away. He brought me back. I pulled away again and I said ‘look I need some sleep, I am going.’ It was inappropriate. We both were married. I worked for him and it was too much to make it so personal and intimate,” she explained.
Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) has a different take on the allegations, however. “So, I do take these sexual harassment cases seriously, but there is due process. But these people who died in nursing homes aren’t getting their due process right now,” she said on Fox&Friends Saturday.
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