New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s life keeps getting worse. Not only does he have to deal with getting caught manipulating nursing home COVID numbers to make himself look good, but now former staffers are coming out about sexual harassment they have faced while working under him.
Recently, a former Cuomo staffe spoke out about weird, predatory treatment she dealt with while working for him — treatment that included an attempted forced kiss and invitations to play strip poker, among other things.
But now Lindsey Boylan, whose allegations have been corroborated by at least one other former staffer, isn’t the only one who is telling the world about what happened. Newsmax reports:
A second former aide has come forward with sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who responded with a statement Saturday saying he never made advances toward her and never intended to be inappropriate.
Charlotte Bennett, a health policy adviser in the Democratic governor’s administration until November, told The New York Times that Cuomo asked her inappropriate questions about her sex life, including whether she had ever had sex with older men.
Cuomo, true to form, says Bennett is lying, but that she was a “hardworking and valued member of our team during COVID” who has “every right to speak out.” But of course if someone is lying, as he says she is, they have no right to speak out. Libel laws exist for a reason. Only honest discourse deserves to make it public, so it is strange that he says she has the right to make the allegations publicly.
“I never made advances toward Ms. Bennett nor did I ever intend to act in any way that was inappropriate,” Cuomo’s says. “The last thing I would ever have wanted was to make her feel any of the things that are being reported.”
To buy himself time, Cuomo is having himself investigated to find out of he did the thing he says he didn’t do. “I ask all New Yorkers to await the findings of the review so that they know the facts before making any judgements,” Cuomo said. “I will have no further comment until the review has concluded.”
Honest people act quickly to control the investigation into allegations against them, right?