New York Governor Andrew Cuomo under fire as more accusations of misconduct are broug

A third former staffer has reportedly stepped forward with claims of “unwanted advances” as aides describe their workplace environment as “toxic”.
3:17 | 03/07/21

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breaking news overnight and more allegations against New York governor Andrew Cuomo. Two national papers out with reports this morning of former aides making claim of their work environment under the governor. ABC's Stephanie Ramos is outside the governor's office in new York City. Good morning, Stephanie. Reporter: Will, good morning. Complaints against New York governor Andrew Cuomo keep growing. We're now hearing from a few more former aides who say he created an environment that was uncomfortable and this comes just a week after other former aides accused him of sexual harassment. This morning, former aides to New York governor Cuomo are speaking out, describing their time in his administration as "Toxic." The Washington postreports overnight, they spoke with former aides that the governor berated employees. And several women said that Cuomo asked about their dating life. Among those women, former press aid Karen Hinton who worked with Cuomo in the late '90s speaking to WABC about claims he invited her to his hotel room after a work event in 2000. So I stood up to leave and he walked across from his couch and embraced me intimately, it was not just a hug. Reporter: Hinton is not accusing Cuomo of harassment but instead power dynamics. Cuomo's director of communications denies Hinton's account saying this did not happen. Karen Hinton is a known antagonist of the governor's who's attempting to take advantage of this moment to score cheap points with made-up allegations from 21 years ago. All women have the right to come forward and tell their story. However, it's also the responsibility of the press to consider self-motivation. This is reckless. Another woman is also speaking out, Anna list tells the wall Street journal that the governor asked if she had a boyfriend, called her sweetheart and kissed her hand. This all comes exactly a week after two former aides Charlotte Bennett and Lindsey Boylan accused the governor of sexual harassment. He wanted a girlfriend. I thought he's trying to sleep with me. Reporter: A third woman Anna Ruch accused him of unwanted advances at a wedding reception. The governor apologizing last Wednesday, but refusing to resign. My usual custom is to kiss and to hug and to make that gesture, I understand that sensitivities have changed and behavior has changed, and I get it. I'm going to learn from it. Reporter: The governor's senior adviser releasing a statement overnight that says, there's no secret these are tough jobs and the work is demanding but we have a top-tier team with many employees who have been here for years. The governor is direct with employees. If their work is sub par because the people of New York deserve nothing short of excellence. The New York attorney general's office is investigating those allegations made against the governor by the first three accusers. Eva. Stephanie Ramos for us this morning, thank you for that report.

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