A woman who currently works on the staff of NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo has accused him of inappropriately touching her, according to a new report.
The woman is the latest in a series of women who have alleged Cuomo sexually harassed them or otherwise touched or spoke to them inappropriately.
The Times Union newspaper in Albany reported that the woman told a supervisor in the Executive Chamber recently that Cuomo inappropriately touched her last year “during an encounter at the governor’s mansion, where she had been summoned to work.”
The report was forwarded to the office of Attorney General Letitia James.
James on Monday appointed a group of private lawyers to investigate allegations by women against Cuomo.
Republican lawmakers plan to introduce articles of impeachment, arguing that Cuomo is unable to effectively govern and that members of his own party have called for his resignation.
The GOP’s state assembly leader, Will Barclay, announced;
“We’re going to introduce this resolution because we believe the time has come,” Barclay said, arguing Cuomo has lost “credibility and trust” amid dual scandals over sexual harassment allegations and his administration’s handling of nursing home deaths.
The resolution will have to be supported by the Democratic Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie to come to a vote, and then, if passed by the Assembly it would move to the state Senate.
Neither Heastie nor Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins have publicly supported impeachment or commented on Barclay’s announcement.