A current aide has now accused New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) of sexually harassing her, a Friday New York Times article revealed.
Alyssa McGrath was the first current staff member to accuse the governor, and she said that he ogled her and made suggestive remarks to another executive aide about her.
“He has a way of making you feel very comfortable around him, almost like you’re his friend,” she told the newspaper. “But then you walk away from the encounter or conversation, in your head going, ‘I can’t believe I just had that interaction with the governor of New York.’”
McGrath’s lawyer Marianne Wang said the behavior was inappropriate from a boss to a subordinate. “The women in the executive chamber are there to work for the State of New York, not serve as his eye candy or prospective girlfriend,” Wang said.
Both U.S. Senators from New York (Democrats) and numerous others at the state level have called on Cuomo to resign, but he continues to profess his innocence of any wrongdoing.
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