NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Governor Andrew Cuomo are facing accusations from an eighth woman.
New York Times reported that Alyssa McGrath, who is currently an assistant to the governor, accused Cuomo of stealing her body, commented on her looks and made erotic comments to her and another woman in the office. his.
This happened when the woman first publicly accused the governor of sexual harassment sharing more details.
Attorney General Letitia James‘exploration of whether the state chief executive would sexually harass many women was expanded to include the actions of top aides.
Now in one Open interview with New Yorkers JournalShe talks about a troubled encounter with the governor and his dog, Captain.
According to the magazine:
As the dog jumped up and down near her, Boylan said, she reached out to reassure it, and then stepped back. She said, Cuomo joked that if he were a dog, he would also try to “bond” with her. Boylan said she didn’t respond. “I remember being totaled but also like, say a dumb thing in third grade.” She added, “I just shrugged it.”
Boylan, who told his story to investigators Attorney General Letitia James, released new information on the governor’s antagonism to the governor’s longtime “archenemy” Major Bill de Blasio. During a pool party at the executive mansion, she saw a dart board with de Blasio’s picture on it, she announced.
“I can’t believe how shameless it is,” she said.
In the first day of this month, The governor settled the Boylan accusations from kissing.
“I want you to know directly from me that I never inappropriately touch anyone,” says Cuomo.
The New Yorkers Also reported that after Boylan went public with a series of tweets last December, a group of current and former employees entered damage control mode in retaliation. According to the magazine, the group includes the governor’s secretary Melissa DeRosa, Rich Azzopardi, the governor’s spokesman and Stephen Cohen, the former governor’s secretary. The plan they hatched was to leak Boylan personnel records, including accusations of bullying her colleagues. Some of them are women of color.
The Wall Street Journal said that Cuomo’s whistleblowers lawyers have been told James’s sexual harassment investigation will also check if top aides take steps to intimidate whistleblowers, whether they are activating the governor’s behavior and how they handle complaints about sexual harassment.
Debra Katz, Charlotte Bennet’s attorney, told CBS2:
As we said before, it is imperative that this investigation not only focus on Governor Cuomo’s actions, but also on the culture of fear, abuse and secrecy that he and his senior staff most of her have nurtured. Therefore, we fully believe in the investigation and the investigators.
Bennett, Boyland and Ana Liss all spoke to investigators.
At an event in Yonkers, the attorney general declined to comment on how many people came to her office to talk about the governor.
“Unfortunately, I can’t give you a number,” James said.
Cuomo didn’t have any public events on Fridays and his office did not respond to a request for comment.
The Feds are also looking at how the Cuomo administration handles related information COVID death in nursing home.