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Sixth woman accuses New York governor of sexual harassment

Andrew Cuomo

A sixth woman has accused New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour, saying the official inappropriately touched her at his official residence last year, according to a report.

The Times Union, a newspaper in the state capital of Albany where the New York legislature is based, said the allegation had been made by an unidentified employee of the governor.

She did not file a complaint, the newspaper said, but her allegations were forwarded to the governor’s legal department and the state attorney general’s office.

The newest allegations come as state Attorney General Letitia James is investigating the prominent governor’s conduct.

Cuomo on Tuesday said he “not aware” of the most recent accusation, but again said he would not immediately resign. The 63-year-old Democrat repeated he would await the results of the in

“I never touched anyone inappropriately. As I said last week, I never made any inappropriate advances. As I said last week, no one ever told me at the time that I made them feel uncomfortable,” Cuomo told reporters on Tuesday.

“Let the investigation get the facts and we’ll take it from there,” Cuomo said during a telephone briefing called shortly after the new charge was published.

Cuomo, who is currently serving his third term as governor of New York, gained international notoriety for his daily press conferences as the coronavirus pandemic ravaged New York City, the largest metropolitan area in the US, last year.

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