(WIVB) – According to a Monday report from the New York Times, a third woman has accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo of inappropriate behavior.
The story tells the account of Anna Ruch, now 33, who claims she met the governor at a Sept. 2019 wedding reception. Ruch said that Cuomo placed his hand on her bare lower back, and when she removed his hand with hers, remarked that she seemed “aggressive” and put his hands on her cheeks and asked if he could kiss her.
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
This doesn’t make me feel validated. It makes me feel sick. I feel nauseous thinking about Anna’s experience. I am sending her love and light.— Lindsey Boylan (@LindseyBoylan) March 2, 2021
Charlotte and I are with you, Anna. https://t.co/0ZSfeQkPQv
Read more about the timeline of the controversy surrounding Gov. Andrew Cuomo here.
State Sen. Robert Ortt, who called for Cuomo’s resignation earlier on Monday, said on Twitter Monday night that he “commends these women for having the courage to come forward”.
News 4 has reached out to Gov. Cuomo’s office for a response.
Kaley Lynch is a digital reporter who has been part of the News 4 team since 2017. See more of her work here.