Ana Liss, Monroe County official accuses Governor Cuomo of misconduct

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Ana Liss, Monroe County official accuses Governor Cuomo of misconduct
Ana Liss, Monroe County official accuses Governor Cuomo of misconduct

A third former aide to the governor has come forward with allegations of inappropriate behavior.

Ana Liss told the Wall Street Journal Governor Cuomo, asked her inappropriate questions, and kissed her hand.

Ana Liss currently serves as the Director of Monroe County Planning and Development.

County Executive Adam Bello released this statement in reaction to the allegations:

Ana Liss has shown tremendous strength in speaking about her experiences and the emotional trauma that resulted from her time working for the Governor. She is a valued member of my team since joining Monroe County over a year ago. I support Ana fully, as well as the other courageous women coming forward to share their stories. Sexual harassment, unwanted sexual attention, and degrading or abusive behavior can never be tolerated, whether in the workplace or anywhere else. The tone for workplace culture is set at the top, and it is the responsibility of any leader to build a culture of respect and dignity for all persons, where all employees feel safe and know they are valued. We owe it to each of the women who have shared their experience to fully investigate their claims, and to expedite the investigation. The people of New York deserve nothing less.

Senator Jeremy Cooney released a statement Saturday night:

I believe Ana Liss and commend her bravery. This alarming accusation is another example that suggests Governor Cuomo creates a hostile workplace for women. We cannot accept this behavior in New York State. I have reached out to the Attorney General and asked her to include Ms. Liss in the independent investigation.

Ms. Liss is a leader in Monroe County and has helped bring hundreds of good-paying jobs to Rochester. She is dedicated to her work and is the type of professional we need in public service.

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