In March, Alyssa McGrath, a current assistant to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, joined a chorus of other women to accuse the governor of sexual harassment, accusing the Democrat of behaving and telling him about inappropriately sexually, The New York Time reported.
McGrath told The Times Cuomo looked down at her shirt in a one-on-one meeting, looked at her body, commented on her appearance and made suggestive comments to her and another executive assistant . Additionally, Cuomo called her and a co-worker a ‘mess up the moms’, asked about her divorce proceedings and the lack of a wedding ring, and told her she was beautiful in Italian. , she told the newspaper. She did not accuse Cuomo of having had sexual touching, but called his actions sexual harassment.
Learn more about the allegations against Cuomo: McGrath’s allegations echo those of other accusers – including former employee Ana Liss, who says she met investigators from the New York attorney general’s office on Thursday. The investigation into the multiple allegations of sexual harassment facing the besieged governor has escalated in recent days, with Liss, Charlotte Bennett and Lindsey Boylan – all former staff members who have also accused Cuomo of sexual harassment – all meeting with investigators this week, CNN reported.
In several interviews with The Times this week, McGrath claimed that Cuomo usually intertwines personal conversations with flirtation and encourages competition among female colleagues – a trend normalized and exacerbated by demands for secrecy.
“He’s got a way of making you feel really comfortable around him, almost like you’re his friend,” McGrath told The Times. “But then you walk away from the meeting or the conversation, saying to yourself, ‘I can’t believe I just had this interaction with the Governor of New York. “”
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