Originally Posted March 9, 2021 Updated March 12, 2021
Yet another woman has come forward with allegations of sexual harassment against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, his seventh accuser to date, airing the charge as top US Senators echo growing demands for him to step down.
Journalist Jessica Bakeman took the pages of New York Magazine on Friday to accuse the governor of “textbook”sexual harassment, saying he “shocked and humiliated” her in public with inappropriate touching and suggestive comments.
At a holiday party at the executive mansion in December 2014, Bakeman, then 25, says she was getting ready to leave and approached Cuomo to say goodbye, at which point the governor “took my hand, as if to shake it, then refused to let go.”
“He put his other arm around my back, his hand on my waist, and held me firmly in place while indicating to a photographer he wanted us to pose for a picture,” Bakeman wrote. “Keeping his grip on me as I practically squirmed to get away from him, the governor turned my body to face a different direction for yet another picture. He never let go of my hand.”
It gets worse: Cuomo ordered homes for developmentally disabled to admit COVID-positive patients
As if Andrew Cuomo’s policies didn’t have a high enough body count. New York’s embattled governor ordered facilities housing the developmentally disabled to admit COVID-19 patients too, mirroring the policy he ordered for nursing homes. Unlike the latter, however, Cuomo never rescinded this policy — and it might have resulted in hundreds of deaths in those facilities: