On Monday, March 29, New York woman Sherry Vill became the ninth woman to come forward with allegations of sexual harassment by New York Governor Cuomo (D) when he grabbed her face and kissed her outside her Home in 2017. Vail’s attorney also showed photos taken at the Time of Cuomo and Vail making out.
“I know the difference between an innocent gesture and a sexual gesture,” Vail, 55, said at a virtual news conference Monday, “and I have never felt more uncomfortable than I did the day Governor Cuomo came to my house. His behavior was very excessive sexually related, very inappropriate and disrespectful to me and my Family.”
Vail believes Cuomo’s behavior toward her at the time was “highly flirtatious and inappropriate.
Vail’s attorney, Gloria Allred, said, “For years, Vail has wanted to report what Cuomo did to her, but her family has prevented her from filing a complaint. Her family was trying to protect her, fearing that the governor might use his power to retaliate against her and her family if what happened to her was made public.”
“Following today’s press conference, we plan to contact the New York Attorney General’s office in order to inform them that Vail is willing to cooperate with the investigation into the numerous allegations of sexual harassment by the governor,” Allred said.
Cuomo’s attorney, for her part, has refuted the allegations of misconduct. She argued that Cuomo often greeted people with hugs and kisses to “comfort” them.
Cuomo is facing increasing allegations of sexual harassment, which he has denied. He said he never touched anyone inappropriately and apologized to anyone who felt uncomfortable with his behavior in the workplace.
New York Attorney General James is investigating the sexual harassment allegations against Cuomo.