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Cuomo sexual harassment accusers express support for Anna Ruch

Cuomo sexual harassment accusers express support for Anna Ruch

The two former staffers of Gov. Andrew Cuomo who have publicly accused him of sexual harassment on the job expressed their support for the latest woman to come forward on Monday.

“I stand with Anna Ruch,” former gubernatorial aide-turned-accuser Charlotte Bennett wrote on Twitter.

“Anna — I hear you, I see you. I’m so sorry,” Bennett, 25, wrote. “His inappropriate and aggressive behavior cannot be justified or normalized.”

She added: “Thank you for your courage and strength. Here for you always.”

Fellow Cuomo accuser Lindsey Boylan also tweeted in support of Ruch. She said the latest allegation “doesn’t make me feel validated. It makes me feel sick.”

“I feel nauseous thinking about Anna’s experience,” Boylan tweeted.

“I am sending her love and light,” she added. “Charlotte and I are with you, Anna.”

Ruch, 33, a former Biden 2020 campaign worker, told The New York Times that the governor made unwanted advances toward her after they met at a Big Apple wedding in 2019.

She also accused Cuomo, 63, of planting an unwanted kiss on her cheek, even as she pulled away from him. The encounter left her, “confused and shocked and embarrassed.”

Gov. Cuomo at a press conference in Brooklyn on February 22, 2021.
Gov. Cuomo at a press conference in Brooklyn on February 22, 2021.
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Her allegations came after Bennett and Boylan, 36, accused Cuomo of inappropriate behavior within days of each other.

Bennett has said the governor asked her inappropriate questions and made her feel as if he “wanted to sleep with me” when she worked as one of his aides last spring.

When she told the governor she was thinking about getting a tattoo, he suggested she put it on her butt so her dresses would cover it, she said.

Boylan, also a former aide, accused Cuomo of making unwanted sexual advances, including kissing her and asking her if she liked to “play strip poker.”

The governor — who is facing an independent investigation into the allegations and calls to resign — in a statement tried to explain away the claims from his former aides as “jokes” that were misinterpreted as “unwanted flirtation.”

“To the extent anyone felt that way, I am truly sorry about that,” the statement said.

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