A third woman has now come out and leveled sexual harassment allegations against embattled New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, which likely will put the nail in the coffin for his administration, especially since there are actual photographs this time.
Anna Ruch, who worked for the Biden campaign in 2020, recently spoke to the New York Times stating that Cuomo made unwanted sexual advances toward her after they met at a wedding in NYC back in 2019.
Ruch went on to say that Cuomo, 63, kissed her without her permission, despite her trying to pull away. She said the encounter with the governor left her “confused and shocked and embarrassed.”
“The governor was working the room after toasting the newlyweds, and when he came upon Ms. Ruch, now 33, she thanked him for his kind words about her friends,” the NY Times report said. “But what happened next instantly unsettled her: Mr. Cuomo put his hand on Ms. Ruch’s bare lower back, she said in an interview on Monday.”
“When she removed his hand with her own, Ms. Ruch recalled, the governor remarked that she seemed ‘aggressive’ and placed his hands on her cheeks. He asked if he could kiss her, loudly enough for a friend standing nearby to hear. Ms. Ruch was bewildered by the entreaty, she said, and pulled away as the governor drew closer,” the report went on to say.
“I was so confused and shocked and embarrassed,” said Ruch, whose recollection was confirmed to the Times by the friend, contemporaneous text messages, and even photographs from the event. “I turned my head away and didn’t have words in that moment.”
A friend took a series of pictures of the incident as it occurred.
Anna Ruch said she felt “uncomfortable and embarrassed” when Mr. Cuomo placed his hands on her face and asked to kiss her. pic.twitter.com/PdO7v4WjO3
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“It’s the act of impunity that strikes me,” Ruch went on to state. “I didn’t have a choice in that matter. I didn’t have a choice in his physical dominance over me at that moment. And that’s what infuriates me.”
Ruch is the third woman to accuse Cuomo of sexual harassment. Her allegations drew support from another accuser, Charlotte Bennett.
“I stand with Anna Ruch. Anna — I hear you, I see you. I’m so sorry. His inappropriate and aggressive behavior cannot be justified or normalized. Thank you for your courage and strength. Here for you always,” Bennett worked on Twitter.
I stand with Anna Ruch. Anna — I hear you, I see you. I’m so sorry. His inappropriate and aggressive behavior cannot be justified or normalized. Thank you for your courage and strength. Here for you always. https://t.co/EkxV05VPVX
— Charlotte Bennett (@_char_bennett_) March 2, 2021
I don’t really see how this guy can come back from this and the nursing home scandal. Seems like he ought to just accept his career is over, the battleship has been sunk. Time to go.
Resign, Gov. Cuomo. Get it over with.