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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  A woman who currently works in the office of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he looked down her shirt and made suggestive remarks to her and another aide, according to a newspaper report published Friday.

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New York State Senate Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins is calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said the governor should consider voluntarily stepping down after two new allegations of inappropriate behavior from more women over the weekend.

But Cuomo said he has no plans to voluntarily leave office and has too much important work to do to let the accusations “distract” him.

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NEW YORK (AP)  Calls for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's resignation intensified late Monday after a third woman accused him of offensive behavior, saying he'd touched her face and back and asked to kiss her moments after they met at a wedding reception.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo released a new statement late Sunday afternoon regarding the allegations of sexual harassment by two former staffers:

"Questions have been raised about some of my past interactions with people in the office," Cuomo stated. "I never intended to offend anyone or cause any harm. I spend most of my life at work and colleagues are often also personal friends.

The resignation of Congresswoman Katie Hill has sparked debate over intimate photos -- who takes them, who shares them, and whether it's good advice to warn people against having them. Speaker Nancy Pelosi reportedly warned younger staff against having nude photos, considering the possible damage.

But some activists contend that this is a form of victim blaming; they also see a generational divide. One writer on Twitter said, "I don't know any woman under the age of 40 who hasn't taken nude pics."

So what are the lessons from the Hill story? In studio:

  • Dr. Pebble Kranz, M.D., medical director of the Rochester Center for Sexual Wellness
  • Megan Peterson, bar manager and women's studies major