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8th woman comes forward with allegations against Cuomo

Updated: March 19, 2021 11:16 PM
Created: March 19, 2021 05:08 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — An eighth woman has come forward with allegations of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior against Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The New York Times is reporting that Alyssa McGrath, 33, claims Cuomo called her and her co-worker “mingle mamas,” and asked about her lack of a wedding ring and the status of her divorce, as well as telling her she was beautiful in Italian.

She also told The Times that as she sat alone with him in his office awaiting dictation, he gazed down her shirt and commented on a necklace hanging there.

McGrath is the first current aide to speak publicly about allegations of harassment.

McGrath also told The Times that the aide, who has not been named publically, who accused the governor of fondling her under her blouse, described the encounter in detail to her after it was made public in a report in The Times Union of Albany last week, and that the governor told the woman not to tell McGrath.

She says the governor knew the two women spoke regularly.

McGrath is not accusing the governor of making sexual contact but did tell The Times she believes his actions amounted to sexual harassment.

News10NBC has not heard anything from the governor's office on this matter.

Investigators with the New York Attorney General's Office are speaking with the women accusing Cuomo of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior.

Monroe County official Ana Liss spoke with them over Zoom on Thursday.

It's not clear how long the investigation will take.

The State Assembly Judiciary Committee's impeachment investigation is underway at the same time.

Wednesday, the Assembly announced the law firm it hired to carry out the probe.

It will likely conclude after the Attorney General's findings are announced.

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