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9th Woman Accuses Gov. Cuomo Of Sexual Misconduct

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A woman has come forward with accusations the governor kissed her without her consent. CBS2's Marcia Kramer reports.

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DICK BRENNAN: Governor Cuomo is facing new sexual harassment allegations. This time from a woman who says the governor kissed her without her consent in her home in front of her family. CBS 2 political reporter Marcia Kramer has the story.

MARCIA KRAMER: She is Governor Cuomo's latest accuser. 55-year-old Sherry Vill kissed by the state's chief executive when he came to her home to assess flood damage.

SHERRY VILL: I was holding my small dog in my arms. And I thought he was going to pet my dog, but instead he wedged his face between the dog and mine and kissed me on the other cheek And what in felt was highly sexual manner. But I knew I felt embarrassed and weird about his kissing me.

MARCIA KRAMER: The incident happened in May 2017. The woman's daughter posted a picture of the kiss on social media. Attorney Gloria Allred also showing pictures of the governor's visit in the woman's home, including one autographed by the governor that was sent to Vill along with a letter commemorating the visit.

SHERRY VILL: I felt as though he was coming on to me in my own home.

GLORIA ALLRED: The sexual harassment issue is not just about an employer to employee. Sherry was not an employee, and I think that all New York residents should also be treated with dignity and respect.

MARCIA KRAMER: In addition to Sherry Vill, there are at least eight other women who have accused the governor of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior. Earlier in the month, Cuomo apologized.

ANDREW CUOMO: I never touched anyone inappropriately. You can go find hundreds of pictures of me kissing people. It is my usual and customary way of greeting.

MARCIA KRAMER: But Gloria Allred doesn't buy that, saying that whenever she kisses or hugs anyone, even a child, she asks permission.

SHERRY VILL: I don't have any right to hug you unless you say it's OK.

MARCIA KRAMER: At this point Vill is not pressing charges, but she wants to tell her story to the attorney general's investigators. I'm Marcia Kramer, "CBS 2 News".