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Latest accusation against Governor Cuomo referred to police

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A sixth woman is accusing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of inappropriate conduct. His office was legally required to refer her allegations to Albany police. Jericka Duncan has the latest.

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NORAH O'DONNELL: And we're going to turn now to some breaking news tonight on the sexual harassment allegations against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Lawmakers have just launched an impeachment investigation, and it comes as a growing number of New York Democrats are calling on Cuomo to resign. Here's CBS's Jericka Duncan.

JERICKA DUNCAN: Tonight, the allegations by a sixth woman were referred to Albany police by the governor's office itself because of a legal obligation to do so. Police say they have not opened an investigation, but say what allegedly happened may rise to the level of a crime. More than 55 of the state's Democratic lawmakers and the mayor of New York City want the governor out.

BILL DE BLASIO: It is disgusting to me. And he can no longer serve as governor.

JERICKA DUNCAN: A person, who the "Albany Times Union" said has knowledge of the latest claim, told the paper a female aide to Cuomo alleges he "summoned her to the executive mansion" to help him with a "technical issue involving his mobile phone." The article goes on to say the governor "aggressively groped her" late last year by reaching under her blouse and fondling her. Governor Cuomo responded to the new allegations, saying, "I have never done anything like this. The details are gut-wrenching." Last week, another former Cuomo aide, Charlotte Bennett, detailed her sexual harassment allegations against Cuomo in an exclusive interview with Norah.

CHARLOTTE BENNETT: He asked me a few questions about how to use his iPhone, and then sends me back to wait. And then, finally, he calls me in and he asks if I found him a girlfriend yet.

JERICKA DUNCAN: Governor Cuomo says he is confident in the investigation led by the state's attorney general's office. Tonight, we learned that investigators for the AG have set up a new website where anyone can submit information about the governor. Norah.

NORAH O'DONNELL: Jericka Duncan, thank you.