A charge of harassment is heavy for a politician.
But three, including two in less than a week, are an avalanche capable of blowing up the chair.
And this is precisely the situation in which Andrew Cuomo finds himself: a third woman accused him of inappropriate advances, further complicating his position and fueling the chorus of voices calling for his resignation as governor of New York.
To download Cuomo is also his own party: the Democrats have now distanced themselves from the governor, led by women.
From House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to former First Lady Hillary Clinton to the hugely popular Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Elizabeth Warren, all Democrats are calling for a thorough investigation into what they deem "credible" allegations.
And there will be an investigation.
The New York prosecutor, Letitia James, has received all the papers to launch the independent investigation and shed light on the scandal, the outcome of which could have devastating effects on Cuomo's political career.
If Cuomo were to leave, his place would be taken by his number two, Kathy Hochul, who would become New York's first female governor.