Charlotte Bennett, who indicted the governor of New York. Andrew CuomoAndrew Cuomo Democratic New York Legislator: Sexual Harassment Accusations Show ‘Clear Pattern of Cuomo’s Abuse of Power’ Former aide Cuomo’s Attorney Criticizes ‘Untruths’ at Briefing As Trump Steps Back in Center attention, will the exit stage of Cuomo be left? PLUS (D) of sexual harassment, says she felt Cuomo was proposing to her for sex.
“I thought he was trying to sleep with me,” Bennett said during an exclusive “CBS Evening News” interview with Norah O’Donnell.
Bennett, Cuomo’s former assistant, said Cuomo asked her questions that made her “deeply uncomfortable.”
“The governor is trying to sleep with me,” he remembered thinking. “And I feel deeply uncomfortable and I have to get out of this room as soon as possible.”
When asked what made him feel that Cuomo wanted to have sex with her, Bennett replied, “Without saying it explicitly, he implied that I was old enough for him and that he was lonely.”
Bennett, 25, is one of three women who accuse Cuomo of sexual harassment. She said The New York Times that Cuomo, 63, asked him several personal questions when they were alone and suggested that he was opening up to relationships with women in his 20s.
Cuomo he apologized on wednesday for making people “uncomfortable.”
“Now I understand that I acted in a way that made people uncomfortable. It was not intentional, and I sincerely and deeply apologize for that,” Cuomo said.
New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) is investigating the allegations against Cuomo.