The New York Governor, 63, was speaking to Dr. Elizabeth Dufort on May 17 last year when he made the comment, which has since been branded ‘creepy’ after three women accused him of being sexually inappropriate.
Standing up to receive the test at one of his Emmy-award winning daily briefings Cuomo tells Dr Dufort: ‘You make that gown look good.’
The medic – who is in full PPE gear – does not respond. She has not commented on the video as of Tuesday afternoon.
But on Twitter those watching the video say his comment is ‘creepy AF’.
Jordan Jayson said: ‘Anyone who doubts @LindseyBoylan should just watch Cuomo take his COVID test – LIVE – where he tells the female doctor giving the test that she ‘makes that gown look good.’
‘It was practically a throw away line which tells you everything you need to know.’
Dr Dufort was one of nine medical professionals who left their role after Cuomo scorned the advice of experts, The New York Times reported last month.
Andrew Cuomo told the doctor who carried out his COVID-19 test last spring that she ‘made the gown look good’ in a newly resurfaced clip from May 17, pictured
Standing up to receive the test at one of his Emmy award winning daily briefings Cuomo tells Dr Dufort: ‘You make that gown look good.’ The medic – who is in full PPE gear – does not respond
Pressure is building on the embattled governor after three women came forward with allegations of sexual harassment. He also faces a federal probe over claims he deliberately withheld data on the number of COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes.
On Monday a video of the governor telling a reporter Beth Cefalu to eat an entire sausage in front of him at the 2016 NY State Fair garnered fresh attention.
As the video was reshared on Twitter on Sunday, one user branded it ‘creepy’ and ‘cringey’. Another pointed out: ‘His daughter looks so uncomfortable! Ew!!!’
‘This is unwatchable…’ a third added.
Reporter Cefalu later tweeted that she was neither harassed nor pressured by the incident.
On Twitter those watching the video have branded his comment ‘creepy AF’
Former aide Lindsey Boylan became the first woman to publicly accuse Cuomo of inappropriate behavior.
She said Cuomo commented on her appearance inappropriately, kissed her without her consent at the end of a meeting, and once suggested they play strip poker while aboard his state-owned jet.
Cuomo has denied Boylan’s allegations.
Days later Charlotte Bennett, 25, then said Cuomo quizzed her about her sex life and asked whether she would be open to a relationship with an older man.
Bennett rejected Cuomo’s attempted apology, in which he said he’d been trying to be ‘playful’ and that his jokes had been misinterpreted as flirting.
Then on Monday Anna Ruch told The New York Times that Cuomo touched her lower back, then grabbed her cheeks and asked to kiss her at a September 2019 wedding.
Ruch told the newspaper that when she removed Cuomo’s hand from her back, he called her ‘aggressive,’ placed his hands on her cheeks and asked if he could kiss her. Cuomo then planted a kiss on her cheek as she turned away.
A photograph taken by a friend captured a look of discomfort on Ruch’s face as the governor held her face. ‘I felt so uncomfortable and embarrassed when really he is the one who should have been embarrassed,’ Ruch said.
On Monday a video of the governor telling a reporter Beth Cefalu to eat an entire sausage in front of him at the 2016 NY State Fair garnered fresh attention
Neither Cuomo – who has uncharacteristically not appeared in public for several days – nor his spokespeople have commented on the latest allegation made against him Monday night.
The governor hasn’t taken questions from reporters since a February 19 briefing, an unusually long gap for a Democrat whose daily, televised updates on the coronavirus pandemic were must-see TV last spring.
New York Attorney General Letitia James is leading the investigation into the claims made against him. That inquiry has yet to begin. James said her office is working to hire an outside law firm to conduct it.
As of midday Tuesday, at least one Democratic Congress member from Long Island — U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice — four state senators, several left-leaning Assembly members and the leaders of the progressive Working Families Party said they have already heard enough and that Cuomo should resign.
Some suggested he be impeached.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has had a contentious relationship with Cuomo for years, said Tuesday that ‘if these allegations are true, he cannot govern.’