New Accuser says Cuomo Kissed Her in Front of Her Family
Mar 30 2021
She is said to be fiercely loyal to Mr Cuomo and is alleged to have berated journalists, officials, and lawmakers who have crossed the governor in the past.
The woman is reported to have said she was shocked when the Governor leaned in and kissed her cheek then kissed the other one.
"I was being manhandled, especially because he was holding my face, and he was kissing my cheek again", Vill said during a virtual press conference Monday with attorney Gloria Allred.
Days after the encounter, a Cuomo staffer invited Vill to an event in town and according to Vill, the invitation did not include her husband or family members.
Lindsey Boylan, a one-time Cuomo adviser, sparked a firestorm of accusations last month when she published an essay detailing the governor's alleged sordid behavior and claiming he tried to kiss her during a meeting in his Manhattan office. "Due to the multiple, credible sexual harassment and misconduct allegations, it is clear that Governor Cuomo has lost the confidence of his governing partners and the people of NY". A photo of the incident from the wedding shows Ruch appearing to wince as Cuomo cups her face in his hands.
The governor has denied any wrongdoing, though he has acknowledged it had been a "custom" for him to kiss and hug people when greeting them. "I'm not going to resign. I was not elected by the politicians, I was elected by the people". "It is my usual and customary way of greeting". The Democratic governor has brushed off widespread calls for his resignation and asked that people wait for the results of an investigation overseen by state Attorney General Letitia James.
Cuomo says he never touched anyone inappropriately and apologized to anyone he made feel uncomfortable in the workplace. Andrew Cuomo's office Saturday, demanded his ouster and compared the embattled Democrat to former President Donald Trump.
She has also been part of the state's handling of nursing home policies in the pandemic.