Fourth ex-Andrew Cuomo staffer to accuse Gov claims MORE women may speak out against him & blasts 'toxic' workplace

A FOURTH ex-Cuomo staffer to accuse the New York Governor claimed that more women may speak out against him and blasts the "toxic" workplace.

Cuomo allegedly asked Ana Liss, now 35, if she had a boyfriend and once touched her lower back at an event, according to a report.


However, in a new interview with ABC13, Liss added that "less than a year after I started and he came right up to me at the party and hugged me, kissed me on both cheeks."

She added that the governor would kiss her on the cheek and the hand in the office, saying "it wasn't as though it was invisible to anyone, it was welcomed."

However, Liss insisted: "I don't think this is a story about sexual harassment or abuse as much as it is about hostile and toxic workplace environments for young women.

"Vulnerable women in the early chapters of their careers, not able to say anything about their discomfort without fear of retribution."

When asked by the anchor whether or not Liss believes that there are more women "out there" that may come forward.

"Yep," Liss replied. And when asked "how do you know?" she responded: "We talk to each other."

"I decided I would fall on the sword, I'm not going to speak for any more women's experiences," she said.

"I just know there were activities that happened that if the public knew about it, they would be shocked and appalled – and young women, like right out of college."

Liss even admitted that she felt suicidal during her time working for the governor.

"I started to crumble," she said. "I really hated myself. I believed I was a loser because I couldn't hack it there. I believed I had been given a shot and I couldn't survive.

"I didn't want to be alive. I'll never forget that feeling and I started seeking out counseling. For the first time in my life that I felt like it was necessary, because I couldn't function. I was crying all the time, I was angry."

Liss worked as a policy and operations aide to Cuomo for two years, between 2013 and 2015.

She reportedly revealed her desk was located near Cuomo's office in the Executive Chamber of the New York State Capitol.

Cuomo's representative Jack Stern issued a statement to The Sun on Saturday night on behalf of the governor's Senior Advisor Rich Azzopardi.

"Reporters and photographers have covered the governor for 14 years watching him kiss men and women and posing for pictures," it read.

"At the public open-house mansion reception, there are hundreds of people, and he poses for hundreds of pictures. That’s what people in politics do."

In addition to Liss, another woman opened up this weekend about her experience working with Cuomo over two decades ago.

A former press aide of Cuomo, 62-year-old Karen Hinton, has alleged the governor summoned her to his "dimly-lit" hotel room and hugged her after a work event about 21 years ago, The Washington Post reported.

Hinton told the news outlet that she was a consultant for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, which was run by Cuomo, at the time of the incident.

She claimed to have resisted when Cuomo embraced her but he continued to pull her close to his body, according to the report.

They join former aides Charlotte Bennett and Lindsey Boylan in making accusations against the governor.

A third woman, Anna Ruch, also came forward and told The New York Times that Cuomo touched her lower back, then grabbed her cheeks and asked to kiss her at a September 2019 wedding.

If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or text Crisis Text Line at 741741.

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