Third woman steps forward, accuses Gov. Cuomo of sexual harassment

As News 12 has reported, Gov. Cuomo is already accused of sexually harassing two members of his staff.

News 12 Staff

Mar 3, 2021, 3:30 AM

Updated 1,197 days ago

Share:

People at the state Capitol are wondering if Gov. Andrew Cuomo will issue a statement now that a third woman came forward Monday accusing him of sexual harassment.
So far, he has not. State Attorney General Letitia James has also not weighed in on the new allegation. She will be investigating the alleged cases.
Leaders of the State Senate and Assembly announced this afternoon that they're reached agreement on a plan to repeal the emergency powers granted to Gov. Cuomo during the pandemic. They say a vote could happen as early as this Friday.
Cuomo, a Democrat, has not been seen in public since new details of the sexual harassment complaints became public last week.
One former administration employee, Lindsey Boylan, said Cuomo kissed her on the lips, commented on her appearance and summoned her to an unnecessary private meeting in his office after a holiday party.
Another former employee, 25-year-old Charlotte Bennett, said Cuomo questioned her about her sex life, talked about being lonely and asked if she would be open to a sexual relationship with an older man. And late Monday, a third woman, Anna Ruch, said in a New York Times story that Cuomo touched her back and face without consent and asked to kiss her in the middle of a 2019 wedding reception, moments after they met.
Legislators are continuing to weigh in on the allegations. There are those who are calling for Cuomo to resign. Others say they want to wait to see the results of the investigation. There is agreement though that the nursing home investigation and now a probe into the governor's alleged sexual harassment has become a distraction.
"This is not the time to be dealing with this mess," says state Sen. Alexis Weik, (R-Sayville).
AP Wire Services contributed to this report.



More from News 12
Witnesses: Crews fight large house fire in New Brunswick; at least 1 person hurt

Witnesses: Crews fight large house fire in New Brunswick; at least 1 person hurt

2:34
Prosecutor: Suspect taken into custody in deadly shooting in West Carteret

Prosecutor: Suspect taken into custody in deadly shooting in West Carteret

1:26
Clear skies overnight with a sunny Thursday ahead; tracking storm potentials for Friday

Clear skies overnight with a sunny Thursday ahead; tracking storm potentials for Friday

2:17
KIYC documentary prompts state senator to call for all rape kits in New Jersey to be tested

KIYC documentary prompts state senator to call for all rape kits in New Jersey to be tested

0:22
Town officials: Madison man accused of vandalizing Pride flags in town

Town officials: Madison man accused of vandalizing Pride flags in town

2:08
Jersey Shore leaders meet with state officials to discuss pop-up party prevention

Jersey Shore leaders meet with state officials to discuss pop-up party prevention

2:23
Somerville police to swear in new K-9 officer they hope will help spread ‘pawsitivity’

Somerville police to swear in new K-9 officer they hope will help spread ‘pawsitivity’

1:57
No, it’s not the Caribbean. New Jersey’s oceanfront really is that clear right now

No, it’s not the Caribbean. New Jersey’s oceanfront really is that clear right now

0:47
Mayor: Administrative mishaps prevent Secaucus from offering full-day pre-K program

Mayor: Administrative mishaps prevent Secaucus from offering full-day pre-K program

0:39
East Brunswick High School printing new page for yearbook amid photo controversy

East Brunswick High School printing new page for yearbook amid photo controversy

1:56
NJ Transit, Amtrak lay out service disruption initiative following system failures in May

NJ Transit, Amtrak lay out service disruption initiative following system failures in May

0:24
New Jersey to receive over $30 million from Johnson & Johnson talc settlement

New Jersey to receive over $30 million from Johnson & Johnson talc settlement

1:40
NJ native Kristoffer Diaz dishes on Tony nomination for ‘Hell’s Kitchen’

NJ native Kristoffer Diaz dishes on Tony nomination for ‘Hell’s Kitchen’

0:28
‘Operation Cruel Summer’ nets 4 arrests in Middlesex County

‘Operation Cruel Summer’ nets 4 arrests in Middlesex County

1:55
Waldwick's boil water advisory remains in effect Wednesday due to nearly 2-day water main break

Waldwick's boil water advisory remains in effect Wednesday due to nearly 2-day water main break

0:32
Attorney general: On-duty Franklin Borough police sergeant involved in crash that killed 19-year-old

Attorney general: On-duty Franklin Borough police sergeant involved in crash that killed 19-year-old

0:29
Sussex County school bus driver gets 14 years in prison for driving students around while drunk

Sussex County school bus driver gets 14 years in prison for driving students around while drunk

0:28
Aldi warns customers of data breach involving skimming devices; 2 NJ stores affected

Aldi warns customers of data breach involving skimming devices; 2 NJ stores affected

0:17
Middlesex police: Construction worker killed after being hit by metal beam

Middlesex police: Construction worker killed after being hit by metal beam

0:19
Ridgefield man accused of strangling a child before attempting sexual assault

Ridgefield man accused of strangling a child before attempting sexual assault