New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s week went from abysmal to catastrophic last week, and it appears to be on pace to go from catastrophic to unsurvivable before happy hour on Thursday this week.
Cuomo’s curent accuser count stands at six. That’s half a dozen women who’ve come forward, risking their reputations and their livelihoods, to warn the rest of the world about the grabby governor’s poor behavior.
When Cuomo began to categorically deny these allegations, some of his victims released intimate and disturbing details of their dealings with him. One accuser revealed that Cuomo has a proclivity for making a lame joke about the “size of his hands”….presumably with an unseen, figurative wink or nudge to follow.
And it gets worse…
Gov. Andrew Cuomo was physically “aroused” when he allegedly hugged a press aide more than two decades ago, the woman said Monday.
Karen Hinton — who first went public against Cuomo on March 6 — detailed the alleged incident during an interview on WNYC radio.
“He approached me, embraced too tightly, too long and was aroused,” Hinton said. “I felt extremely uncomfortable and actually shocked. Nothing had ever happened that way between the two of us.”
Hinton — who’s married to lobbyist and former Cuomo administration official Howard Glaser — has said Cuomo twice hugged her inside a Los Angeles hotel room in December 2000.
And while these garish claims are uncomfortable to speak about, they are important details that could allow as-of-yet-unheard victims find a reason to come forward, and they could help corroborate the stories of other already-known accusers.
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