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Female staffer accuses Cuomo of groping her

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is facing another accusation of misconduct, this time by an unnamed female aide who alleged to the Times Union Wednesday that he groped her. Cuomo denies the claims.

Driving the news: The staffer alleged Cuomo "aggressively groped her in a sexually charged manner after she had been summoned to the governor's mansion late last year."

  • The Times Union reports that Cuomo "allegedly reached under her blouse and began to fondle her."

What he's saying: Cuomo in an emailed statement called the report "gut-wrenching," but added: "I have never done anything like this."

The big picture: It's the latest in a series of allegations of sexual and professional misconduct by the embattled governor, all of which he denies.

  • Cuomo is also facing a federal investigation into his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York nursing homes.

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