A second woman accused Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, according to a new report.
Charlotte Bennett, a 25-year-old former aide to Cuomo, told the New York Times that the governor asked her inappropriate personal questions and had told her he was open to relationships with women in their 20s.
Cuomo released a statement Saturday night saying, “Ms. Bennett was a hard working and valued member of our team during COVID. He has every right to speak ”.
“When she came to me and opened up about being a survivor of sexual assault and how it shaped her and her ongoing efforts to create an organization that empowers her voice to help other survivors, I tried to be supportive and helpful. Mrs. Bennett’s initial impression was correct: I was trying to be her mentor. I never made any advances towards Ms. Bennett nor did I intend to act in an inappropriate manner. The last thing I would have wanted was to make him feel any of the things that are being reported, ”he said.