Cuomo Aide Describes Governor’s Alleged Groping: ‘Wasn’t Just a Hug’

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An aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) aides described new details on Wednesday of one incident that involved Cuomo allegedly groping her.

The unnamed aide said the incident happened when one of Cuomo’s top staffers, Stephanie Benton, contacted her to say the governor had requested her by name to assist him with his phone in the governor’s mansion. She said Cuomo began touching her as soon as she arrived.

“That wasn’t just a hug,” the woman said in an interview with the Albany Times Union. “He went for it and I kind of like was, ‘Oh, the door is right there.’ … I was mortified that a woman who works here
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