According to Charlotte Bennett, Andrew Cuomo persistently asked her about her personal life and how she feels about relationships with men older than her.
Charlotte Bennett, now 25, was Cuomo’s health adviser until November 2020. She told the newspaper’s reporters that the governor had harassed her since the spring of last year. According to Bennett, Cuomo persistently asked her about her personal life and how she felt about relationships with men older than her. According to the ex-adviser, the boss focused on the fact that he considers it permissible to have relationships with women of her age.
According to Bennett, the governor never tried to touch her. However, when they were alone, Cuomo allegedly complained that he had “no one to hug.” “I realized that the governor wanted to sleep with me, I felt terribly uncomfortable, I was scared,” the newspaper quotes her as saying. As noted in the article, Bennett told the head of the staff of the governor’s administration about the incident. She did not insist on starting the proceedings and was transferred to another department.
Cuomo told The New York Times that he “never flirted with Bennett or tried to behave in any inappropriate way.” He noted that he considers it necessary to conduct independent checks in connection with the allegations of the ex-assistant. The governor did not deny that he had asked her personal questions.
Last December, Cuomo was also accused of harassment by a former subordinate, Lindsey Boylan. According to her version, the behavior of the boss forced her to resign. In the administration of the Governor of the state of Boylan worked in 2015-2018. Cuomo denied that he had behaved inappropriately.
This is not the first high-profile scandal in recent months in which the governor is involved. Earlier, the US federal authorities and the prosecutor’s office of the New York district of Brooklyn opened an investigation into the Cuomo administration, suspected of concealing the true number of deaths from the effects of infection with the new coronavirus in nursing homes in the state in the spring and summer of last year.