Andrew Cuomo is set to file a conduct complaint over NY AG Letitia James’ handling of his scandal

Lindsay Boylan, 36

Former assistant Lindsay Boylan, 36, was the first woman to accuse Cuomo of sexual harassment in a February 24 Medium post. She claimed the governor asked her to play strip poker and kissed her on the lips without her permission when she worked for him. in 2017.

Lindsay Boylan, 36

Charlotte Bennet, 25 years old

Charlotte Bennett, 25, came forward days after Boylan and claimed Cuomo sexually harassed her last June while working as a health policy adviser in his administration during the height of the COVID-19 crisis. 19.

Bennett accused Cuomo of “grooming” her and asking her inappropriate questions about her sex life.

She also claimed he told her he was open to dating women in their twenties.

BENNETT said the governor asked her about her love life – including whether she had ever had sex with older men – and talked about hers, saying the age differences didn’t matter. importance in relationships and that he was open to dating women over the age of 22.

During a meeting alone in his office, the governor said he felt lonely and talked about wanting to kiss someone, Bennett said.

She said she quickly complained to Cuomo’s chief of staff and was moved to another position.

She said she spoke to a lawyer for the governor, but did not press for further action because she liked her new position and wanted to move on.

Charlotte Bennet, 25 years old

Charlotte Bennet, 25 years old

Anna Ruch, 33 years old

Anna Ruch was the third woman to accuse Cuomo of sexual harassment and the only one so far not to work with him in a professional capacity. She claimed Cuomo put his hands on her face and asked if he could kiss her moments after they met at a September 2019 wedding in Manhattan.

Anna Ruch, 33 years old

Anna Ruch, 33 years old

Ana Liss, 35 years old

Ana Liss, 35, a former assistant, said Cuomo asked her if she had a boyfriend, once kissed her hand at her desk and called her condescending names, including “blondie,” ” honey” and “honey”.

At a reception, the governor hugged her and then put his arm around her lower back and waist as they posed for the photo, Liss said.

She said she eventually requested a job transfer. In an interview, Liss said she “didn’t claim sexual harassment per se,” but felt administration “wasn’t a safe place to work for young women.”

Liss, who previously served as Cuomo’s political and operational aide between 2013 and 2015, told the Wall Street Journal that during her tenure in his administration, the governor subjected her to unsolicited advances, including touching her lower back. , kissing her hand and questioning her. about his love life.

Ana Liss, 35 years old

Ana Liss, 35 years old

Karen Hinton, 62

The oldest allegations against Cuomo come from Karen Hinton, who served as his press secretary when he headed the US Department of Housing and Urban Development two decades ago and she was a consultant for the agency. Hinton told The Washington Post of an incident in 2000 when she said Cuomo called her into his “dimly lit” hotel room and kissed her after a work event. She said she tried to get away from Cuomo when he pulled her back and held her before she managed to escape the room.

Karen Hinton, 62

Karen Hinton, 62

Sixth unnamed accuser

The most damning allegations against Cuomo to date come from an unnamed sixth accuser.

The accuser, who is a member of Cuomo’s staff, alleged that he closed a door, reached under her blouse and fondled her after summoning her to the governor’s mansion in Albany for help with her cellphone, according to the Times Union of Albany.

He first reported on his accusation last month; she later gave more details in her first interview on the matter.

The woman spoke on condition of anonymity to protect her privacy, although her identity is known within the governor’s circle, the Times Union reported.

The woman, an executive assistant, told the Times Union that the governor had given her cheek kisses and inappropriate hugs for years and made remarks such as: ‘If you were single, the things I would do to you and ‘I’m single and ready to date.’

Then, one day in November, she was called into the office of her Executive Mansion to help with a cell phone problem, she said.

He got up from his desk, started groping her and told her “I don’t care” after she tried to distract him saying he was going to get them in trouble, then he slammed the door, she said.

Then he reached under her blouse and grabbed one of her breasts over her bra, she told the newspaper.

The woman told a colleague this winter about the alleged encounter, and the colleague told a supervisor in early March, according to the newspaper.

Cuomo called the report “heartbreaking” in a March statement and said, “I’ve never done anything like it.”

Another aide, who remained anonymous, claimed she called her last year at her executive mansion, reached under her blouse and fondled her.

Another aide, who remained anonymous, claimed she called her last year at her executive mansion, reached under her blouse and fondled her.

Jessica Bakman

Jessica Bakeman claimed in a first-person New York Magazine article that she had been sexually harassed by Cuomo on multiple occasions since she began her journalism career in 2012.

Bakeman added her voice as the seventh accuser as she detailed the inappropriate touching by the governor as he continued to deny all allegations.

“He took my hand, as if to squeeze it, then refused to let go,” Bakeman wrote of an interaction with Cuomo as she said goodnight at a holiday party in 2014. that she was only 25 years old.

“He put his other arm around my back, his hand on my waist and held me firmly in place while indicating to a photographer that he wanted us to pose for a picture.”

At the time, Bakeman worked for what is now Politico New York and said red flags were raised because his “job was to analyze it and review it.”

“I didn’t want a picture of him with his hands on my body and a smile on my face,” she wrote.

Jessica Bakeman, a reporter who once covered the Cuomo administration, was the seventh woman to file a harassment complaint

Jessica Bakeman, a reporter who once covered the Cuomo administration, was the seventh woman to file a harassment complaint

“But I did the reflexive assessment that most women and marginalized people instinctively know, the calculation of risk, power and self-preservation. I knew it would be a lot easier to smile for the brief moment it takes to take a picture than to challenge one of the most powerful men in the land.

In an earlier incident in 2012 while working for USA Today, Bakeman also claims that Cuomo kept her stuck to his side as he told a story to his male colleagues.

“He left it there and kept me stuck next to him for several minutes while he finished telling his story,” she said. “I stood there, cheeks hot, giggling as my male colleagues did the same. We all knew it was wrong, but we didn’t do anything.

The reporter, who now works in Florida, claimed Cuomo ‘never let me forget I was a woman’ as she also alleged he made frequent attempts to humiliate her, including calling her purple phone instead of answering his question during a press gag. .

Alyssa McGrath, 33

McGrath, a current administrative assistant in Cuomo’s office, told The New York Times that he looked down at her shirt, asked her about her marital status and told her she was beautiful, using a phrase Italian that she had to ask her parents to interpret.

McGrath did not say the governor had sexual contact with her, but believed her behavior was sexual harassment.

She recalled Cuomo kissing her forehead and holding her tightly to the sides while posing for a photo at an office Christmas party in 2019.

Alyssa McGrath (pictured) is one of two aides who have come forward to accuse the governor of harassment

Alyssa McGrath (pictured) is one of two aides who have come forward to accuse the governor of harassment

Sherry Vill, 55

Sherry Vill, 55, accused Cuomo of sexual misconduct during a press conference with her attorney Gloria Allred on Monday.

She alleges Cuomo grabbed her in the face and ‘aggressively and sexually’ kissed her on both cheeks in May 2017 while visiting her home in Greece, near Rochester, while inspecting the damage caused by local flooding.

Vill, who said she felt uncomfortable at the time, shared an image her daughter took the day that showed Cuomo holding her face as he kissed her cheek and avocado showed several photos showing the governor inside his house.

The same photos appear on Cuomo’s Flickr account, along with several others that show him hugging and waving to locals as he toured the city.

None of the women in the other photos have accused the governor of inappropriate behavior or wrongdoing.

Sherry Vill, 55, accused Cuomo of sexual misconduct on Monday.  Vill, who said she felt uncomfortable at the time, shared an image her daughter took the day that showed Cuomo holding her face as he kissed her cheek.

Sherry Vill, 55, accused Cuomo of sexual misconduct on Monday. Vill, who said she felt uncomfortable at the time, shared an image her daughter took the day that showed Cuomo holding her face as he kissed her cheek.

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