3rd woman comes forward with allegations against Cuomo

Anna Ruch, accused New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of making unwanted advances in September 2019.
2:12 | 03/03/21

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Tonight, a third accuser now coming forward. Her allegations and the photograph from a wedding reception and what she claims happened. ABC's Stephanie Ramos from Albany. Reporter: Tonight, New York's attorney general now investigating claims by a third woman accusing governor Andrew of inappropriate, unwanted advances. Anna Ruch, who didn't work with the governor, tells "The new York Times" she met him at a wedding reception in 2019. According to the paper, Ruch says Cuomo "Put his hand on her bare lower back. When she removed his hand with her own, the governor remarked that she seemed aggressive and placed his hands on her cheeks. He asked if he could kiss her." Ruch provided "The times" with this photo she says was taken that night. Today, top New York Democrats pressed on whether the governor should resign. These women have to be listened to. I've always believed that sexual harassment is not acceptable. It must not be tolerated. The bottom line is, just let me say, on this issue, I have a great deal of faith in the attorney general's investigation. Reporter: New York's other senator, Kristen gilly grand, didn't want to talk about it. She was the first senator to call for Al Franken to resign when he was accused of sexual now, she's called for an investigation, but she has not called for Cuomo to step down. Do you think he should resign in light of the third allegation? Reporter: But one New York congresswoman says this third allegation, on top of the two women accusing Cuomo of sexual harassment, was the last straw. Katleen rice tweeting, "The time has come. The governor must resign." Cuomo is getting a measure of support from one New York Democrat, the head of the state party, whom he installed. Chairman Jay Jacobs releasing a statement calling it "Both premature and unfair for anyone to opine on the outcome until the investigation is completed." Governor Cuomo himself has been out of sight for a week. When we asked his office for a reaction to the third accuser, we were referred back to his response to the second woman who accused him on impropriety where he said some of the things he said may have bin been misinterpreted.

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