Late-night TV hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Trevor Noah hit out at New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) Tuesday night, blasting him for the emergence of sexual misconduct allegations against him.
The remarks came as a third woman on Monday accused the embattled Democrat of sexual harassment, insisting that he made unwanted advances toward her during a 2019 wedding.
Anna Ruch — a former Obama administration employee and Biden 2020 campaign staffer — also provided a photo of the alleged encounter and said that during the wedding, Cuomo placed his hand on the small of her bare back, which was exposed due to the dress she was wearing.
A report from the New York Times noted, "When she removed his hand with her own, Ms. Ruch recalled, the governor remarked that she seemed 'aggressive' and placed his hands on her cheeks. He asked if he could kiss her, loudly enough for a friend standing nearby to hear. Ms. Ruch was bewildered by the entreaty, she said, and pulled away as the governor drew closer."
"I was so confused and shocked and embarrassed," Ruch said. "I turned my head away and didn't have words in that moment."
During Tuesday night's broadcast of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" the eponymous show's host addressed the new accusations and said, "The craziest part is there's a photo of it. Very rarely does a wedding photographer capture anything interesting at all, but this one did."
"In the span of one month, Andrew Cuomo has somehow done the impossible: He made Bill de Blasio the second most-hated politician in new York," he added.
For his part, Noah said that Cuomo fell in one of two camps: willfully ignorant or stupid.
"Sweet Jesus, man, what are you doing?" he asked. "I mean, on the one hand, asking a woman for consent before you kiss them is what you're supposed to do. But the other part of consent is waiting for them to answer. You don't just grab them by the face like a bear yanking on a beehive."
He added, "And it's not like this happened in 1992, and he could be like, 'Well, this w... (Read more)
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