Fresh calls for New York governor to resign over harassment claims.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is facing calls from colleagues in his own party to resign after a 3rd woman accused him of harassment .
A photographer told the ny Times that the politician touched her face and asked to kiss her at a marriage .
Mr Cuomo, 63, denied touching anyone inappropriately but apologised if his comments were misinterpreted.
An investigation has begun after two former staff members also alleged harassment.
Following the newest accusation ny Congresswoman Kathleen Rice added her name to the list of individuals calling for the governor, who is one among the foremost influential Democrat politicians, to resign.
In the latest allegations, photographer Anna Ruch said that Mr Cuomo put his hands on her back once they met at a marriage in 2019. She said he seemed “aggressive” when she removed his hands, and he went on to the touch her face and ask to kiss her.
A photograph of the incident was also published within the newspaper. “I was so confused and shocked and embarrassed,” Ms Ruch, 33, told the ny Times.
In a statement released before Ms Rush’s accusations were published, Mr Cuomo apologised that some things he had done “have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation”.
On Monday ny Attorney General Letitia James announced the primary steps in an external investigation of the allegations by former staff Lindsey Boylan and Charlotte Bennett against Mr Cuomo.
The governor became a well-known face internationally for his handling of the Covid-19 crisis, but he’s now under scrutiny for allegedly hiding truth number of pandemic-related deaths in ny care homes.
He has also been accused of bullying colleagues, including by ny City Mayor Bill de Blasio.