A sixth woman has accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, saying he touched her inappropriately in the Governor’s Mansion late last year, according to a report Tuesday afternoon by The Albany Times Union.
In a conference call with reporters, the governor said he knew nothing about the latest charge against him.
"I'm not aware of any other claim," Cuomo said during a conference call with reporters. "As I said last week, I never touched anyone inappropriately.”
Cuomo added of his other accusers: "No one told me at the time I made them feel uncomfortable."
The newspaper reported the incident occurred at the Executive Mansion in Albany last year. The woman reportedly works for the governor and her name was not released by the Times Union.
The paper said the woman’s complaint has been reported to Attorney General Letitia James's office. James this week appointed two investigators to review the previous claims.
When pressed about his immediate call in 2018 for former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to resign following allegations of sexual assault, Cuomo said, "there are allegations and then there are allegations," implying the sexual and physical abuse allegations against Schneiderman were more severe.
The complaint is the latest in a string of allegations of harassment and inappropriate behavior leveled by women against the governor, now in his third term.
There have been bipartisan calls in recent days for Cuomo to resign; he has said he will not do so.
Cuomo has apologized to anyone he has caused to feel uncomfortable, but has insisted he never touched anyone inappropriately, noting he frequently hugs and kisses people when he sees them.