During a Tuesday teleconference with the media, Associated Press reporter Maria Villaneuva asked Cuomo about the breaking news of a sixth woman's allegations that he engaged in sexual harassment. "They were alone in Cuomo's private residence on the second floor when he closed the door and allegedly reached under her blouse and began to fondle her, according to the source".
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Hearing those remarks, the female aide became emotional.
On Tuesday, the Albany Times Union reported that the accuser, whose name is being withheld by the newspaper, disclosed that Cuomo had allegedly inappropriately touched her during an encounter at the mansion late a year ago.
The report continued, "The person, who is not authorized to comment publicly, said the woman - who is much younger than Cuomo - told the governor to stop".
Cuomo has denied inappropriately touching anyone, but has said he is sorry if he made anyone uncomfortable and didn't intend to do so. "All allegations that we learn of directly or indirectly are going promptly to the investigators appointed by the attorney general", his acting counsel says.
Five other women have come forward in recent weeks alleging Cuomo sexually harassed them, and all incidents are now being investigated in a probe led by the NY attorney general's office.
Bennett's attorney Debra Katz addressed the latest allegations in a statement, calling the details "eerily similar to what Charlotte Bennett has alleged".
"Today's not a day for politics", Cuomo said in response to the question.
"I'm not aware of the claim", Cuomo said on Tuesday when asked about the latest accusation. "As I said last week, this is very simple: I never touched anyone inappropriately.no one told me at the time that I made them feel uncomfortable".
The governor's office did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.