Yet another woman has come forward accusing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of inappropriate behavior.
A woman named Anna Ruch says Cuomo made her feel “confused and shocked and embarrassed” during a wedding event in September of 2019. Ruch, who is now 33, told The New York Times that it was the first time she met Cuomo.
Ruch says she thanked him for his complimentary remarks about her newlywed friends when the Governor placed his hand on her lower back. Ruch claims Cuomo called her “aggressive” when she forcibly removed his hand from her back.
Shockingly, Ruch says Cuomo then placed both hands on her face and asked, “Can I kiss you?”
“I was so confused and shocked and embarrassed,” Ruch said. “I turned my head away and didn’t have words in that moment.”
Ruch provided The Times with a photograph of the encounter as well as text messages regarding the incident.
— Jodi Kantor (@jodikantor) March 2, 2021
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Breaking News: A woman described an unsettling encounter with Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York at a wedding. The account follows separate accusations that Gov. Cuomo sexually harassed two female state employees. https://t.co/atwwGCbr8U
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 2, 2021
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