(New York) A second former assistant brought up sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who responded on Saturday with a statement saying he never made her advance and never had intention to do inappropriate things.
Posted on February 27, 2021 at 8:21 p.m.
Charlotte Bennett, a health policy adviser in the Democratic governor’s administration until November, told the New York Times that Andrew Cuomo had asked him inappropriate questions about his sex life.
He allegedly asked her if she had ever had sex with older men. Another former aide, Lindsey Boylan, a former undersecretary for economic development and special adviser to the governor, recently accused Andrew Cuomo of subjecting her to an unsolicited kiss and inappropriate comments.
Andrew Cuomo has denied the allegations.
Andrew Cuomo said in a statement on Saturday that Charlotte Bennett was a “valued member of our team during COVID” and “she has every right to speak out. ”
He said he intended to be a mentor for Charlotte Bennett, who is 25.
“I never made advances towards Mme Bennett and I never intended to act inappropriately, ”Governor Cuomo’s statement read.
“The last thing I ever wanted was to make her feel the things that are reported. Andrew Cuomo, however, said he had authorized an outside audit of Charlotte Bennett’s allegations.
The governor’s special attorney, Beth Garvey, said the audit would be led by a former federal judge, Barbara Jones.
“I ask all New Yorkers to wait for the findings of the audit so that they know the facts before making judgments,” said Andrew Cuomo.
“I will have no further comments until the verification is complete. ”