Two more former aides to Gov Andrew Cuomo accuse him of sexual misconduct: One says she was summoned to a ‘dimly lit hotel where he held her in an embrace’ and another says he ‘kissed her hand and called her sweetheart’

Two more former aides for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo have publicly accused him of misconduct, bringing the total number of accusers to five.

Ana Liss, 35, previously served as Cuomo’s policy and operations aide between 2013 and 2015.

She told the Wall Street Journal on Saturday that during her time in his administration, the governor had subjected her to unsolicited advances.

Liss claims it included asking her if she had a boyfriend, touching her on the lower back during an event reception and kissing her on the hand.

Also on Saturday, Karen Hinton spoke to the Washington Post about an incident in which Cuomo summoned her to his ‘dimly lit’ hotel room and embraced her after a work event in 2000.

Hinton said that she tried to pull away from Cuomo but that he pulled her back and held her before she backed away and escaped the room.

Liss and Hintomn are the third and fourth former Cuomo aides to make claims of harassment against the governor.

Charlotte Bennett, 25, revealed that Cuomo had questioned her about her sex life and whether she had relationships with older men while Lindsey Boylan revealed in a February Medium post that the governor had tried to kiss her on the lips during a 2017 flight.

A third accuser, Anna Ruch, 33, then came forward telling the NYT that Cuomo put his hands on her face and asked if he could kiss her after meeting her at a September 2019 wedding.

As Liss’ allegations broke on Saturday night, Cuomo’s other accusers voiced their support.

Bennett tweeted the story while Boylan wrote that she is ‘very proud of Ana Liss’ as she called on Cuomo to ‘resign you disgusting monster’.

‘She is brave and she speaks for me too,’ Boylan said in a tweet. ‘It’s extremely destructive that our boss, the governor of New York, treated us this way’.

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Source: Daily Mail