The two former staffers of Gov. Andrew Cuomo who have publicly accused him of harassment on the work expressed their support for the newest woman to return forward on Monday.
“I stand with Anna Ruch,” former gubernatorial aide-turned-accuser Charlotte Bennett wrote on Twitter.
“Anna — I hear you, I see you. I’m so sorry,” Bennett, 25, wrote. “His inappropriate and aggressive behavior can’t be justified or normalized.”
She added: “Thank you for your courage and strength. Here for you usually .”
Fellow Cuomo accuser Lindsey Boylan also tweeted in support of Ruch. She said the newest allegation “doesn’t make me feel validated. It makes me feel sick.”
“I feel nauseous brooding about Anna’s experience,” Boylan tweeted.
“I am sending her love and lightweight ,” she added. “Charlotte and that i are with you, Anna.”
Ruch, 33, a former Biden 2020 campaign worker, told The ny Times that the governor made unwanted advances toward her after they met at an enormous Apple wedding in 2019.
She also accused Cuomo, 63, of planting an unwanted kiss on her cheek, whilst she pulled faraway from him. The encounter left her, “confused and shocked and embarrassed.”
Her allegations came after Bennett and Boylan, 36, accused Cuomo of inappropriate behavior within days of every other.
Bennett has said the governor asked her inappropriate questions and made her feel as if he “wanted to roll in the hay me” when she worked together of his aides last spring.
When she told the governor she was brooding about getting a tattoo, he suggested she put it on her butt so her dresses would cover it, she said.
Boylan, also a former aide, accused Cuomo of creating unwanted sexual advances, including kissing her and asking her if she liked to “play poker .”
The governor — who is facing an independent investigation into the allegations and calls to resign — during a statement tried to elucidate away the claims from his former aides as “jokes” that were misinterpreted as “unwanted flirtation.”
“To the extent anyone felt that way, i’m truly sorry that ,” the statement said.