According to a new sexual harassment allegation, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo allegedly told a woman he would try to “mount” her if he were a dog.
The new allegation is being brought forward by Cuomo’s original accuser Lindsey Boylan.
During an interview with Ronan Farrow of The New Yorker, Boylan says, “I remember being grossed out but also, like, what a dumb third-grade thing to say. … I just shrugged it off.”
Farrow said, “A spokesperson for Cuomo declined to comment specifically on the claim, but reiterated Cuomo’s denial that he behaved inappropriately with Boylan.”
Farrow wrote: “At a press conference that February, Cuomo had proudly showed off his new puppy, a Siberian-Shepherd-Malamute mix named Captain. After the meeting, Boylan said that she made her way toward the entrance with the Governor, and Captain approached her. When the dog jumped up and down near her, Boylan said, she reached out to calm him, and then backed away. Cuomo, she said, joked that if he were a dog, he would try to “mount” her as well. Boylan said that she did not reply. “I remember being grossed out but also, like, what a dumb third-grade thing to say.” She added, “I just shrugged it off.” A spokesperson for Cuomo declined to comment specifically on the claim, but reiterated Cuomo’s denial that he behaved inappropriately with Boylan.”
The allegations surrounding Cuomo continue to pile up and things only seem to be getting worse for the New York Democrat.
Earlier in the month, Cuomo was hit with his worst allegation to date when an anonymous accuser said that Cuomo called her to his mansion for help with “technical issues.” Once the woman got there, Cuomo “reached under her blouse” and “aggressively groped” her.
The accusation was so bad that it got referred to the state police.
“As a matter of state policy, when allegations of physical contact are made, the agency informs the complainant that they should contact their local police department,” said Cuomo’s acting counsel, Beth Garvey in a statement. “If they decline, the agency has an obligation to reach out themselves and inform the department of the allegation.”
“In this case, the person is represented by counsel and when counsel confirmed the client did not want to make a report, the state notified the police department and gave them the attorney’s information,” Garvey added.
Last week, New York Democrats launched an impeachment inquiry against Cuomo as sexual misconduct allegations continue to stack up against him.“New York State lawmakers, many of them Democrats, opened an impeachment inquiry into Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday, signaling that members of the governor’s party were abandoning him amid a series of sexual harassment allegations,” The New York Times reports.
The State Assembly will have a “broad jurisdiction” to investigate the claims made against the New York governor.
A massive development that was also revealed during the announcement was that the Democrats will also be looking into Cuomo’s nursing home scandal where he allegedly covered up nursing home deaths due to the COVID pandemic.
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