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Report: Sixth woman alleges sexual harassment against Gov. Cuomo

An article in the Albany Times Union states the woman alleged Cuomo inappropriately touched her during an encounter at the governor's mansion late last year.

ALBANY, N.Y. — A sixth woman has come forward alleging sexual harassment against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

That's according to an article in The Albany Times Union. 

The article states the woman alleged Cuomo inappropriately touched her during an encounter at the governor's mansion late last year. The article did not identify the woman, but did state she is a member of the Executive Chamber staff.

Cuomo has faced at least five allegations of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior over the past few weeks, some coming from former aides. Governor Cuomo denies the allegations and says he will not resign. 

During a conference call with the media on Tuesday, Cuomo said he was unaware of the allegation.

"I never touched anyone inappropriately," Cuomo said. "As I said last week, I never made any inappropriate advances. No one told me at that time that I made them feel uncomfortable. Obviously, there are people who said after the fact, they felt uncomfortable."

The governor added, "Every woman has a right to come forward. I encouraged that. Let the investigation get the facts and we'll take it from there."

New York State Attorney General Letitia James has appointed two attorneys to lead the investigation into some of the sexual harassment allegations against Cuomo.

Former Acting U.S Attorney for the Southern District of New York Joon H. Kim and employment discrimination attorney Anne L. Clark have been appointed to lead the independent investigation. They will be supported by Jennifer Kennedy Park, Abena Mainoo, and Yannick Grant.

The investigation will look into the allegations against Cuomo, as well as how he handled the matters. The team will report weekly to the Attorney General and will compile a report following their investigation. The report will be made public.