Davis contacted The Post through a newsroom tip line on Feb. 11, more than a week before Reed said on Fox News that he is “seriously considering” challenging the governor in 2022 and nearly two weeks before the allegations against Cuomo began gaining traction..

She texted [her coworker Jessica] to complain about Reed rubbing her back and about a fellow lobbyist who she said was flirting with her.

“No, no, no!!’’ [the coworker] responded, in an exchange she provided to The Post. “Would you like for me to call with an emergency?’’

“I’m okay now!’’ Davis texted back. “A nice person saved me. Thank you!!’’

Once Reed was steered out of the restaurant, Davis said she went into the bathroom to refasten her bra.

Reed publicly apologized to Davis two days after the report. He said in his statement that the incident occurred “at a time in my life in which I was struggling.” He said he entered treatment that year and realized he was “powerless over alcohol.”

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“Even though I am only hearing of this matter as stated by Ms. Davis in the article now, I will hear her voice and will not dismiss her,” Reed said. “Simply put, my behavior caused her pain, showed her disrespect and was unprofessional. I was wrong, I am sorry, and I take full responsibility.”