Embattled Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) is facing yet another allegation.
"He called her and her co-worker 'mingle mamas.' He inquired about her lack of a wedding ring, she said, and the status of her divorce. She recalled him telling her she was beautiful — in Italian — and, as she sat alone with him in his office awaiting dictation, he gazed down her shirt and commented on a necklace hanging there," The New York Times reported Friday.
"In the latest allegation against Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, Alyssa McGrath, an employee of the governor's office, described a series of unsettling interactions with the governor, telling The New York Times that Mr. Cuomo would ogle her body, remark on her looks, and make suggestive comments to her and another executive aide," the newspaper reported. "Ms. McGrath, 33, is the first current aide in Mr. Cuomo's office to speak publicly about allegations of harassment inside the Capitol. Her account of casual sexual innuendo echoes other stories that have emerged in recent weeks about a demeaning office culture, particularly for young women who worked closely with the governor."
McGrath is also speaking out on another alleged incident.
"The most serious accusation against the governor was made by another current aide who has accused Mr. Cuomo of groping her breast in the Executive Mansion. Ms. McGrath said that the aide described the encounter in detail to her after it was made public in a report in The Times Union of Albany last week. She added that the co-worker, who has not been publicly identified, told her that the governor had asked her not to talk about the alleged incident, knowing that the two women regularly spoke and texted about their interactions with Mr. Cuomo," the newspaper reported.
"He told her specifically not to tell me," McGrath said.
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