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Two more women come forward accusing Gov. Andrew Cuomo of harassment

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FILE- In this March 24, 2020, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at the Jacob Javits Center in New York (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

(Albany, NY) — Two more women are coming forward to allege sexual misconduct against the governor of New York. Former press aide Karen Hinton told The Washington Post Andrew Cuomo summoned her to a dimly lit hotel room and embraced her twice after a work event in 2000.

Hinton describes struggling to free herself from Cuomo’s repeated hugs, and a young assistant who now says he left her feeling like “just a skirt.”

Hinton says she endured a “very long, too long, too tight, too intimate” embrace from Cuomo in a dimly lit Los Angeles hotel room in December 2000, she told the Washington Post.

However, Cuomo’s director of communications Peter Ajemian vehemently denied those allegations, saying Hinton is a “known antagonist” to the Post, and she’s trying to take advantage of the situation.

A second woman, former aide Anna Liss, says Cuomo called her “sweetheart,” asked if she had a boyfriend, and touched her lower back and kissed her hand.

Liss is the third former state employee and fourth woman overall to accuse the governor of varying degrees of sexual harassment. Hinton brings the total of accusers to five.