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Cuomo Accuser Details Alleged Groping At Governor's Mansion

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One of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's accusers is giving more details about how she was allegedly groped in the governor's mansion; CBS2's Dick Brennan reports.

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- One of Governor Cuomo's accusers is speaking out for the very first time with more details about how she was allegedly groped inside the governor's mansion.

- In a revealing newspaper report, the woman says she believes the governor was, quote, grooming her.

- The new details about alleged inappropriate touching are in the Albany Times Union. The woman, who wants to remain anonymous, alleges Governor Cuomo once slammed the door to his office, before groping her last November when summoned to his office to help with his iPhone. She claimed he reached under her blouse and grabbed her breasts. These are the most serious allegations against Cuomo. At least eight women have accused the governor of sexual harassment, or inappropriate behavior. Last month, Cuomo had this to say.

ANDREW CUOMO: I want you to know this from me directly. I never touched anyone inappropriately.

- But today's revelations paint a different picture, with the accuser saying Governor Cuomo would pull her close to feel her breasts against his chest. Saying, sometimes he would pull my whole body close to him. I remember purposely-- like, taking my pelvis and pulling away. I knew what he was doing.

The accuser says, over time, the hugs would grow tighter, and last longer. On New Year's Eve of 2019, she says she was taking dictation at the governor's mansion to prepare for the State of the State Address, when Cuomo asked to take a selfie. She said, quote, he was like rubbing my butt cheek, but not seeing anything. That was the first blatant move. And claims the conversation with the governor grew more inappropriate, and he once said, quote, I'm single and ready to mingle,

Late this afternoon, an attorney for Governor Cuomo released this statement. The people of New York know the governor. He has spent 40 years in public service and in the public eye. He has repeatedly made clear that he never made inappropriate advances, or inappropriately touched anyone. Now Attorney General Tish James has launched an investigation into the allegations, and some of the governor's accusers have already been interviewed.