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    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has asked to assign an independent investigation into allegations that he sexually harassed at least two women who worked for him. Cuomo asked the state attorney general and the chief appeals judge to jointly appoint an attorney to handle the investigation. It was unclear whether the proposal would meet the conditions demanded by legislative leaders and other top Democrats who attacked Cuomo’s initial plan to appoint a retired federal judge to review her work conduct. “The governor’s office wants a review of the sexual harassment allegations against the governor in a blameless manner,” said Beth Garvey, the governor’s legal counsel. “We had selected former federal judge Barbara Jones, of unblemished reputation and experience, but we want to avoid even the perception of a lack of independence or policy interference.” Garvey added that the governor is requesting Attorney General...
    Miami : New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was charged again with sexual harassment, according to a local outlet. These complaints grow more and more. Last week the accusations were by Lindsey Boylan, a former state economic development official who said he harassed her several times between 2016 and 2018. Later this weekend, she was joined by Charlotte Bennet, 25, who was an executive assistant and health policy adviser, claiming the governor asked her uncomfortable questions about her sex life. Cuomo immediately denied the allegations and ordered an investigation, which he hopes to be led by the state attorney general, Letitia James and Judge Janet DiFiore, who presides over the Court of Appeals. “Accusations of sexual harassment should always be taken seriously,” James said in a statement in which he stressed that “the request to investigate had to be made by the governor’s office.” Legislators call for an investigation The...
    The Telegraph Joe Biden calls for investigation after second woman accuses New York governor Cuomo of sexual misconduct A second ex-employee of powerful New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo has accused him of sexual harassment, charges the governor denied on Saturday. This time the allegations came from 25-year-old former health adviser Charlotte Bennett, who told The New York Times that the governor sexually harassed her in the spring of 2020. According to Ms Bennett, the 63-year-old politician said in June that he was open to dating women in their 20s, and asked her if she thought age made a difference in romantic relationships, the Times reported. While Mr Cuomo never tried to touch her, “I understood that the governor wanted to sleep with me, and felt horribly uncomfortable and scared,” Ms Bennett told the paper. Ms Bennett said that she spoke to Mr Cuomo’s chief of staff and legal counsel...
    New York Attorney General Letitia James’ (D) office said Sunday that she did not accept an earlier statement from Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoNY billboard calls for Cuomo's impeachment amid controversies On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors Stefanik renews call for Cuomo to resign amid new sexual harassment accusation MORE’s (D) office proposing that she and the state's chief appeals judge appoint an attorney to investigate sexual harassment allegations against him. “To clarify, I do not accept the governor’s proposal,” James said in a statement. “The state’s Executive Law clearly gives my office the authority to investigate this matter once the governor provides a referral.”  The statement on the governor's proposal came after she asked Cuomo's office to issue a referral authorizing an independent investigation into the allegations, citing state law. Cuomo’s office issued a response saying Cuomo will “leave all decisions concerning the investigation to be...
    CNN's leftwing media guru Brian Stelter addressed the sexual harassment allegations plaguing his colleague Chris Cuomo's brother after his network delayed coverage of the governor's first accuser.  On Sunday's installment of "Reliable Sources," Stelter drew much of the focus on the bombshell report from The New York Times that outlined claims against Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo from former aide Charlotte Bennett, which CNN covered on-air earlier in the day after the story was published Saturday evening. However, Stelter avoided the essay published earlier in the week written by Lindsey Boylan, which CNN ignored for nearly 24 hours after she went public with her allegations.  When CNN did finally cover Boylan's claims, the network was panned for framing its story as "Cuomo denies former aide's sexual harassment allegations" after critics juxtaposed that headline to one written about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in 2018 during his confirmation battle, which read, "Woman accuses Kavanaugh...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has called for the State legislature to revoke Gov. Andrew Cuomo's emergency powers amid the recent allegations against him.Amid increasing calls for an independent investigation into the allegations, the Cuomo administration has asked the attorney general and the chief appeals court judge to jointly select an outside lawyer to conduct a thorough review and issue a public report.However, Attorney General Letitia James said she doesn't accept that proposal.De Blasio released a statement Sunday morning after a second aide came forward with sexual harassment allegations against the governor on Saturday."New Yorkers have seen detailed, documented accounts of sexual harassment, multiple instances of intimidation, and the admitted withholding of information on the deaths of over 15,000 people. Questions of this magnitude cannot hang over the heads of New Yorkers as we fight off a pandemic and economic crisis. It's clear what must now...
    Hamilton.edu Charlotte Bennett Charlotte Bennett is the second former aide to accuse New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment. The governor has also been under increasing fire for his nursing home policies relating to COVID-19. However, Bennett’s story adds to a growing sexual harassment controversy surrounding the Democratic governor. Bennett alleged to The New York Times that the governor made a series of personal remarks to her that made her uncomfortable. She said the governor never tried to physically touch her. Cuomo is divorced from Kerry Kennedy, the daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, and his relationship with celebrity Sandra Lee ended in 2019. Here’s what you need to know:1. Bennett Says Cuomo Asked Her Questions About Her Sex & Dating Life TwitterCharlotte Bennett Bennett gave her story to The New York Times. The Times reported that she alleges that Cuomo “asked her questions about her...
    Saturday night, the New York Times published allegations from a second woman who says Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed her. Charlotte Bennett, a 25-year-old former aide to the governor, recounts a pattern of inappropriate conduct, including probing questions about her sex life. In one exchange, Bennett told the Times, Cuomo inquired into her interest in older men, while making clear he was willing to date a woman as young as her. Bennett’s contemporaneous text messages lend support to her account. After the Times published its article, a series of New York politicians—including the lieutenant governor and the leading candidates for New York City’s mayor—called for an independent investigation into her allegations. Usually, I’d say that was exactly the right response. But here, I’m not so certain, for the simple reason that the governor doesn’t actually appear to dispute any of the facts in Bennett’s account. The question, then, should be simply...
    Spencer Platt / Getty Images New York attorney general Letitia James is calling for a real independent investigation into the sexual harassment allegations against Governor Andrew Cuomo and rejecting the proposal from his office. Cuomo has been accused of harassment by two former aides, and a growing number of New York Democrats have called for an investigation into the matter. James tweeted a statement Sunday morning saying, “Allegations of sexual harassment should always be taken seriously. There must be a truly independent investigation to thoroughly review these troubling allegations against the governor, and I stand ready to oversee that investigation and make any appointments necessary.” She said Cuomo should make the referral right away: Given state law, this can only be accomplished through an official referral from the governor’s office and must include subpoena power. I urge the governor to make this referral immediately. — NY AG James (@NewYorkStateAG) February...
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has asked the state's attorney general and chief appeals court judge to jointly appoint an independent lawyer to investigate claims he sexually harassed at least two women who worked for him.It was unclear whether the proposal would appease legislative leaders and other top Democrats who had assailed Cuomo's initial plan to appoint a retired federal judge to review his workplace conduct."The Governor's Office wants a review of the sexual harassment claims made against the Governor to be done in a manner beyond reproach," Beth Garvey, special counsel to the governor, said. "We had selected former Federal Judge Barbara Jones, with a stellar record for qualifications and integrity, but we want to avoid even the perception of a lack of independence or inference of politics."Garvey said the Democratic governor's administration has asked Attorney General Letitia James and Janet DiFiore, chief judge of the...
    New York : Andrew Cuomo is accused by two women of sexual harassment. Photo: Chip Somodevilla / . The government of the president Joe biden joined a growing number of Democrats and Republicans on Sunday in pushing for a comprehensive and independent investigation into the sexual harassment allegations against the governor Andrew Cuomo. The position of the Biden Administration came in the voice of the White House spokeswoman, Jen psaki, after a second former Cuomo assistant joined the harassment accusations. “There must be an independent investigation into these allegations. They are serious … That (the investigation) is something that we all support and the president supports “Psaki said. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the sexual assault allegations against NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo: “There should be an independent review of these allegations. They’re serious.… That’s something we all support and the President supports” #CNNSOTU...
    Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has backed off from appointing a former federal judge to investigate claims of sexual harassment against him following reports that the judge had close ties to one of Cuomo’s closest allies. The New York governor had announced Saturday that former federal judge Barbara S. Jones would investigate the harassment allegations from former Cuomo staffers Lindsey Boylan and Charlotte Bennett. Amidst criticism over his choice, Cuomo announced Sunday that New York Attorney General Letitia James and Judge Janet DiFiore, who sits on New York’s highest court, would jointly choose who would investigate the allegations. Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has backed off from appointing a former federal judge to investigate claims of sexual harassment against him following reports that the judge had close ties to one of Cuomo’s closest allies. The New York governor had announced Saturday that former federal...
    Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday called for the revocation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s emergency authority over local governments — and two independent probes following a second "disturbing" allegation of sexual harassment lodged by a one-time staffer. Hizzoner’s blistering statement cited not only the harassment claims now leveled against Cuomo by two women — including former aide Charlotte Bennett, who spoke out Saturday — but also efforts by Cuomo’s administration to cover up the extent of coronavirus deaths in nursing homes, as first reported by The Post. CNN'S CHRIS CUOMO ONCE TEASED BROTHER FOR BEING 'SINGLE AND READY TO MINGLE' "New Yorkers have seen detailed, documented accounts of sexual harassment, multiple instances of intimidation, and the admitted withholding of information on the deaths of over 15,000 people," said de Blasio. "Questions of this magnitude cannot hang over the heads of New Yorkers as we fight off a pandemic and economic crisis. It’s clear what...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) —  Gov. Andrew Cuomo has asked New York’s attorney general and chief appeals court judge to jointly appoint an independent lawyer to investigate claims that he sexually harassed at least two women who worked for him. The move came after legislative leaders assailed Cuomo’s plan to appoint a retired federal judge to conduct the probe. READ MORE: 2nd Former Aide Accuses Gov. Andrew Cuomo Of Sexual Harassment, Governor Requests Independent Review New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called on the state legislature to revoke Cuomo’s emergency powers related to the pandemic and backed calls for an independent investigator. My statement regarding the latest disturbing allegations against Governor Cuomo: pic.twitter.com/NfZgmJSrUD — Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) February 28, 2021 New York Attorney General Letitia James urged the governor to refer the investigation to her office. Given state law, this can only be accomplished through an official referral...
    New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoNY billboard calls for Cuomo's impeachment amid controversies On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors Stefanik renews call for Cuomo to resign amid new sexual harassment accusation MORE's office has asked the state's attorney general and chief appeals judge to name an independent attorney to investigate allegations of sexual harassment against him. The announcement came just minutes after Attorney General Letitia James determined on Sunday that a referral for an investigation into sexual misconduct claims by two former Cuomo aides must be made by the governor's office and that he should make one "immediately." Beth Garvey, special counsel and senior adviser to the governor, said in a statement that Cuomo’s office has asked James and the Chief Judge Janet DiFiore of the New York Court of Appeals to name an independent attorney to investigate the matter. "We will leave all decisions concerning...
    (CNN)New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office has asked the New York attorney general and the chief judge of the court of appeals to jointly select an independent attorney to conduct "a thorough review" of sexual harassment claims against the governor."The Governor's Office wants a review of the sexual harassment claims made against the Governor to be done in a manner beyond reproach. We had selected former Federal Judge Barbara Jones, with a stellar record for qualifications and integrity, but we want to avoid even the perception of a lack of independence or inference of politics," Beth Garvey, special counsel and senior advisor to Cuomo, said in a statement Sunday morning."Accordingly we have asked the Attorney General of New York State and the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals to jointly select an independent and qualified lawyer in private practice without political affiliation to conduct a thorough review of the...
    CNN anchor Dana Bash mistakenly confused her co-worker Chris Cuomo with Andrew Cuomo as she discussed allegations against the New York governor with White House press secretary Jen Psaki Sunday morning.  Bash was covering a second claim of sexual harassment against Cuomo on CNN's State of the Union when she said: 'The New York Times is reporting last night a second allegation of sexual harassment against New York Governor Chris Cuomo.' 'This is a report from a former aide Charlotte Bennett saying that Cuomo asked her alone in his office last spring about her sex life, including whether she ever had sex with older men she has other allegations as well,' she continued.  Bash eventually corrected herself by saying: 'Governor Andrew Cuomo I should say, obviously.' CNN anchor Dana Bash (left) mistakenly confused her co-worker Chris Cuomo with Andrew Cuomo as she discussed allegations against the New York governor...
    CNN news anchor Dana Bash accidentally called New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo by his brother Chris Cuomo's name when asking White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki about sexual harassment allegations against Andrew Cuomo. "The New York Times is reporting that last night that a second allegation of sexual harassment against New York Gov. Chris Cuomo, this is a report from a former aide," Bash said during Sunday's "State of the Union." CNN'S CHRIS CUOMO ONCE TEASED BROTHER FOR BEING 'SINGLE AND READY TO MINGLE' "First, President Biden has been consistent that he believes every woman should be heard. ... There should be an independent review looking into these allegations," Psaki said. Bash corrected herself after Psaki's response. CUOMO TEAM BACKS AWAY FROM SEXUAL HARASSMENT INVESTIGATION PICK, ALLOWS AG TO CHOOSE INDEPENDENT LAWYER Chris Cuomo is Bash's fellow news anchor at CNN and faced criticism for a series of chummy television interviews...
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) at a September 9, 2020 press conference. Lev Radin/Pacific Press via ZUMA Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat who has served as the New York’s governor since 2011, is facing criticism from both parties and calls to resign after a second woman stepped forward to share her story of sexual harassment while working for him. Cuomo further angered critics by naming an investigator to look into the allegations—forcing him on Sunday to announce that he would not choose the investigator but leave that appointment to the state attorney general and the chief judge of the state’s highest court. This latest crisis for the three-term governor began on February 24, when Lindsay Boylan, a former top aide at the state’s economic development agency, published an account of the...
    Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday called for the revocation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s emergency authority over local governments following a second “disturbing” allegation of sexual harassment lodged by a one-time staffer. Hizzoner’s blistering statement cited not only the sexual harassment claims now leveled against Cuomo by two women — including former aide Charlotte Bennett, who spoke out Saturday — but also efforts by Cuomo’s administration to cover up the extent of coronavirus deaths in nursing homes, as first reported by The Post. “New Yorkers have seen detailed, documented accounts of sexual harassment, multiple instances of intimidation, and the admitted withholding of information on the deaths of over 15,000 people,” said de Blasio. “Questions of this magnitude cannot hang over the heads of New Yorkers as we fight off a pandemic and economic crisis. It’s clear what must now take place. “The State legislature must immediately revoke the Governor’s...
    More On: andrew cuomo Cuomo should lose emergency powers amid sexual harassment claims: de Blasio CNN anchor mixes up Cuomo brothers while covering governor’s scandal Biden backs independent review of Cuomo sex harassment claims: WH Pete Davidson as ‘Cuomo’ laments he’s ‘in the friggin’ doghouse again’ in SNL skit State Attorney General Letitia James on Sunday called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to let her office oversee a probe into the “troubling” sexual harassment allegations lodged against him, and make any necessary appointments of investigators. Cuomo’s office quickly made a counter-offer, saying that James and top state appeals Judge Janet DiFiore — a Cuomo appointee — could assign an independent investigator of their choosing to probe the accusations made Saturday by ex-staffer Charlotte Bennett. “Allegations of sexual harassment should always be taken seriously,” said James in a statement. “There must be a truly independent investigation to thoroughly review these...
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks to reporters during a news conference at a COVID-19 pop-up vaccination site in William Reid Apartments in Brooklyn, New York City, U.S., January 23, 2021.Mary Altaffer | Reuters New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday backed off his plan to appoint a former federal judge, who has a close connection to one of the governor's top advisors, to oversee an investigation of sexual harassment allegations against him. The Cuomo administration said it will ask New York state attorney general Letitia James and Janet DiFiore, chief judge on the state's highest court, to choose who will oversee an independent probe. The decision would help "avoid even the perception of a lack of independence or inference of politics," Beth Garvey, special counsel to Cuomo, said in a statement. "We will leave all decisions concerning the investigation to be made in the discretion of the independent counsel...
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's office backed down on its plan to choose an investigator to review sexual harrassment allegations against him, saying on Sunday it had instead asked the state's attorney general and an appeals court judge to pick a lawyer to conduct an independent review.  Cuomo, one of the nation's most well-known Democratic politicians whose popularity soared during the early months of the pandemic, has faced a string of controversies in recent weeks including how his administration handled high numbers of COVID-19 deaths in the state's nursing homes.  Cuomo's administration said it wanted the probe to be done "in a manner beyond reproach" after two former aides came forward in recent days to make accusations of sexual misconduct by the governor, which he has denied.  It said that on Saturday it had selected a former federal judge, Barbara Jones, to lead the investigation, but wanted now to avoid...
    ANDREW Cuomo bowed to pressure today after Joe Biden backed demands for a full inquiry into sexual harassment claims by two ex-staffers. An array of high profile Democrats turned on the New York governor and one publicly branded him a "monster" amid an outcry at his decision to pick his own investigator. 13Cuomo, 63, has been accused of sexual harassment by a second former aide in a weekCredit: AP:Associated Press 13Cuomo backed down after Joe Biden publicly supported an independent inquiryCredit: AP:Associated Press Last night a second former aide came forward with sex pest allegations three days after another ex-staffer made similar claims. Cuomo, 63, who denies wrongdoing, sparked disbelief when he said he had asked Clinton-appointed federal judge Barbara Jones to examine claims. Democrat congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez today echoed calls by New York Republicans for the state's attorney general to launch a criminal probe. New York Mayor Bill de...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has asked the state's attorney general and chief appeals court judge to jointly appoint an independent lawyer to investigate claims that he sexually harassed at least two women who worked for him. The move came after legislative leaders assailed Cuomo's plan to appoint a retired federal judge to conduct the probe. “The Governor’s Office wants a review of the sexual harassment claims made against the Governor to be done in a manner beyond reproach,” Beth Garvey, special counsel to the governor, said. “We had selected former Federal Judge Barbara Jones, with a stellar record for qualifications and integrity, but we want to avoid even the perception of a lack of independence or inference of politics." Garvey said the Democratic governor's administration has asked Attorney General Letitia James and Janet DiFiore, chief judge of the Court of Appeals, “to jointly select an...
    (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's office backed down on its plan to choose an investigator to review sexual harrassment allegations against him, saying on Sunday it had instead asked the state's attorney general and an appeals court judge to pick a lawyer to conduct an independent review. Cuomo, one of the nation's most well-known Democratic politicians whose popularity soared during the early months of the pandemic, has faced a string of controversies in recent weeks including how his administration handled high numbers of COVID-19 deaths in the state's nursing homes. Cuomo's administration said it wanted the probe to be done "in a manner beyond reproach" after two former aides came forward in recent days to make accusations of sexual misconduct by the governor, which he has denied. It said that on Saturday it had selected a former federal judge, Barbara Jones, to lead the investigation, but wanted now...
    Andrew Cuomo’s ex-girlfriend, Sandra Lee, issued words of ‘healing’ and ‘peace’ to her social media followers just hours after the New York Governor was accused of sexual harassment by a former aide for the second time. Lee, an Emmy-award winning Food Network chef who dated Cuomo for more than 14-years, wrote to Instagram on Saturday night: ‘Sending everyone peace and loving healing regards from Malibu! The best sunsets ever thank God for the Ocean!’ The 54-year-old’s post came in the wake of a bombshell New York Times report, in which Cuomo’s 25-year-old former aide, Charlotte Bennett, accused him of asking her inappropriate personal question at work, including whether she had monogamous relationships and if she dated older men. Bennett’s accusations followed closely on the heels of similar claims made by another former aide, Lindsey Boylan, who accused Cuomo, 63, of attempting to kiss her on the mouth while they were...
    New York Attorney General Letitia James signaled support for an investigation into Gov. Andrew Cuomo's allegations of sexual harassment on Sunday. James released a statement a day after a second former aide accused the governor of sexual harassment, which followed an account by another ex-aide last week who accused Cuomo of similar behavior. 'ANY ALLEGATION SHOULD BE REVIEWED': WHITE HOUSE WEIGHS IN ON ANDREW CUOMO SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMPLAINT "Allegations of sexual harassment should always be taken seriously," James said in a statement. "There must be a truly independent investigation to thoroughly review these troubling allegations against the governor, and I stand ready to oversee that investigation and make any appointments necessary." James acknowledged that the only way an investigation can be done is if she received an official referral from the governor's office, given state law. "I urge the governor to make this referral immediately," James said. Charlotte...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has asked the state’s attorney general and chief appeals court judge to jointly appoint an independent lawyer to investigate claims that he sexually harassed at least two women who worked for him. The move came after legislative leaders assailed Cuomo’s plan to appoint a retired federal judge to conduct the probe. “The Governor’s Office wants a review of the sexual harassment claims made against the Governor to be done in a manner beyond reproach,” Beth Garvey, special counsel to the governor, said. “We had selected former Federal Judge Barbara Jones, with a stellar record for qualifications and integrity, but we want to avoid even the perception of a lack of independence or inference of politics.” Garvey said the Democratic governor’s administration has asked Attorney General Letitia James and Janet DiFiore, chief judge of the Court of Appeals, “to jointly select an...
    Jack Davis, The Western Journal February 28, 2021 0 Comments New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing new allegations of sexual harassment from a second former female aide. First came former aide Lindsey Boylan, who months ago called working for Cuomo “toxic,”  and called Cuomo out on last week in an essay on Medium in which she accused the governor of telling her wanted to play strip poker with her. Boylan also has said Cuomo tried to kiss her “I hope that sharing my story will clear the path for other women to do the same,” she wrote. Ii appears to have done the trick. On Saturday, The New York Times quoted former Cuomo aide Charlotte Bennet, 25, as saying Cuomo sexually harassed her by asking about her sex life and any romantic interests she might have in a relationship with an older man. Cuomo, whose administration is already...
    Reuters February 28, 2021 0 Comments New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office backed down on its plan to choose an investigator to review sexual harrassment allegations against him, saying on Sunday it had instead asked the state’s attorney general and an appeals court judge to pick a lawyer to conduct an independent review. Cuomo, one of the nation’s most well-known Democratic politicians whose popularity soared during the early months of the pandemic, has faced a string of controversies in recent weeks including how his administration handled high numbers of COVID-19 deaths in the state’s nursing homes. Cuomo’s administration said it wanted the probe to be done “in a manner beyond reproach” after two former aides came forward in recent days to make accusations of sexual misconduct by the governor, which he has denied. It said that on Saturday it had selected a former federal judge, Barbara Jones, to lead...
    (CNN)In the depths of the early Covid-19 crisis last year, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo soared to national prominence as he became a daily fixture on television -- providing a calm, steady recitation of the facts that endeared him to many Americans who were terrified of the deadly new virus ravaging their cities and overwhelming their hospitals. Now a year later, the Democratic governor is engulfed in multiple controversies that have threatened his political survival and raised serious questions about his judgment at a time when he might otherwise have been on a glide path to a fourth term in the 2022 election. Just a few years after the #MeToo movement put a glaring spotlight on the entrenched pattern of sexual misconduct by men in powerful positions, Cuomo is facing sexual harassment allegations from two female former aides who described an unsettling power dynamic in his office that they say...
    Andrew Cuomo An adviser for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) announced on Sunday that they asked the offices of state Attorney General Letitia James and Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals Janet DiFiore to jointly choose an attorney to run an independent investigation into sexual harassment claims against the governor. The attorney general is separately elected. The Court of Appeals Chief Judge Janet DiFiore is a Gov. Cuomo appointee — Nick Reisman (@NickReisman) February 28, 2021 This follows after the adviser announced on Saturday that there would be an “independent review” after a former aide stepped forward with sexual harassment claims against the governor, but some elected Democrats called B.S. and demanded a legitimately independent probe. “This is no joke,” wrote Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-New York, 4th District) on Saturday night. “There must be an independent investigation into these allegations. The accused CANNOT appoint the investigator. PERIOD.” Rice was not...
    Loading the player... Another former aide has come forward and accused Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment. Charlotte Bennett is the second woman in less than a week to detail workplace interactions with Cuomo that she considered inappropriate, prompting an anti-sexual harassment group to call for the three-term governor’s resignation. A former health policy advisor and executive assistant to Cuomo, Bennett told the New York Times that the governor had made comments and asked questions that were inappropriate and made her uncomfortable. She spoke about a particular encounter alone in his office at the State Capitol last June. Bennett left the administration in November. Charlotte Bennett (via LinkedIn In the wake of the allegations, the Sexual Harassment Working Group, made up of seven former state legislative staffers, are urging Cuomo to step down as Governor, according to the New York Post. “ENOUGH,” said a statement...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. is calling on New York's attorney general to select an investigator to look into the growing sexual harassment allegations against the state's Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  "Lindsey Boylan and Charlotte Bennett's detailed accounts of sexual harassment by Gov. Cuomo are extremely serious and painful to read," Ocasio-Cortez reacted to the latest claims made against the governor on Sunday. NY GOV. CUOMO ACCUSED OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT FOR 2ND TIME "There must be an independent investigation - not one led by an individual selected by the Governor, but by the office of the Attorney General," the Democratic "Squad" member added. Ocasio-Cortez previously expressed her support for a "full investigation" into Cuomo's nursing home scandal and the alleged coverup of nursing home deaths in his state.  In a press release from the governor's office, Cuomo's special counsel Beth Garvey announced that former Federal Judge Barbara Jones would lead an "independent review"...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling for an independent investigation into the recent allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.De Blasio released a statement Sunday morning after a second aide came forward with sexual harassment allegations against the governor.In the statement, he called on the State legislature to revoke Cuomo's emergency powers that overrule local control:"New Yorkers have seen detailed, documented accounts of sexual harassment, multiple instances of intimidation, and the admitted withholding of information on the deaths of over 15,000 people.Questions of this magnitude cannot hang over the heads of New Yorkers as we fight off a pandemic and economic crisis. It's clear what must now take place.The State legislature must immediately revoke the Governor's emergency powers that overrule local control. In addition, two fully independent investigations must be held immediately into the deaths at nursing homes and the disturbing personal misconduct allegations.Precedence shows...
    A growing number of New York Democrats are supporting an independent investigation into the accusations of sexual harassment against Governor Andrew Cuomo. In the past week, two former Cuomo aides — Lindsey Boylan and Charlotte Bennett — have come forward with serious allegations against the governor. Some Democrats in New York were already publicly calling out Cuomo over the growing nursing home deaths scandal, and now there’s calls from Democrats for an independent investigation — and not the one that Cuomo himself announced. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Congressman Jerrold Nadler have been among the Democrats making these calls: Lindsey Boylan and Charlotte Bennett’s detailed accounts of sexual harassment by Gov. Cuomo are extremely serious and painful to read. There must be an independent investigation – not one led by an individual selected by the Governor, but by the office of the Attorney General. — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 28, 2021...
    From the daughter of RFK, to a celebrity chef to his swooning army of self-described ‘Cuomosexuals’, the love life of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has long been tangled and - at times - down-right cringe-worthy. Earlier this week, Cuomo, 63, was accused of sexual harassment by a former aide. It was the second allegation of harassment in three months. Charlotte Bennett, 25, told the New York Times that Cuomo asked her questions about her sex life, whether she had monogamous relationships and if she ever had sex with older men – all during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. While Cuomo denies the accusations, they’re claimed to have occurred during a time in which he briefly became the heartthrob of thousands of adoring liberals – dubbed ‘Cuomosexuals’ – who religiously tuned into his daily coronavirus briefings.  Among his army of admirers was LA-based comedian Chelsea Handler, who joked last...
    A number of high profile female Democrats have so far refused to comment on allegations against Andrew Cuomo - despite vilifying conservatives accused of sexual harassment throughout the MeToo era.   Vice President Kamala Harris, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, former Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Senator Elizabeth Warren have all not yet released statements regarding the claims.  They instead remained silent on the issue as of Sunday morning. That's after a second former aide came forward Saturday with further allegations against the embattled New York governor.  Charlotte Bennett, 25, a health policy adviser in the Democratic governor's administration until November, told The New York Times Cuomo asked her inappropriate questions about her sex life, including whether she ever had sex with older men. Another former aide, Lindsey Boylan, 36, a former deputy secretary for economic development and special adviser to the governor, had already accused Cuomo, 63, of subjecting her to...
    Joe Biden wants an investigation into sexual assault and harassment allegations levied against Andrew Cuomo, the president's spokesperson revealed Sunday, as a second woman came forward against the New York governor. 'There should be an independent review looking into these allegations,' White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told CNN's 'State of the Union' on Sunday. 'And that's certainly something the president supports.' Psaki said the allegations 'are serious.' 'It was hard to read that story as a woman,' Psaki said of the New York Times piece revealing the new allegations against Cuomo. 'That process should move forward as quickly as possible,' she said of a probe into the governor's conduct toward female aides. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki (right) told CNN on Sunday that President Joe Biden wants an investigation into sexual assault and harassment claims against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo 'It was hard to read...
    February 28, 2021 10:33 AM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing harassment allegations for the second time after a former aide reported asking him uncomfortable questions about his sex life, which the Democrat rejected, said Saturday. New York Times. The woman was identified as Charlotte Bennett, executive assistant and health policy advisor until last November. Bennett assured the newspaper that the governor asked him if he was monogamous and if he had ever had relationships with older men. He also pointed out, during several interviews with the newspaper, that the alleged harassment occurred late last spring, during the height of the fight against the coronavirus in the state. According to the newspaper, Bennett, 25, said that the most “disturbing” thing happened on June 5 when Cuomo allegedly asked him many questions, even if he thought age made a difference in romantic...
    New York politicians on both sides of the aisle are speaking out against Governor Andrew Cuomo after he was accused of sexual harassment by a second former aide.    That aide, 25-year-old Charlotte Bennett, came out on Saturday and said Cuomo told her he was open to dating women in their 20s and asked her questions about her personal life in June, at the height of the state's COVID-19 crisis. It comes after Lindsey Boylan, 36, claimed he asked her to play strip poker and kissed her on the lips without her permission when she worked for him in 2017. Cuomo, 63, said he 'never intended to act in any way that was inappropriate' with Bennett and his press secretary said Boylan's claims were 'false'. On Friday, the governor promised a review of the allegations by former federal judge Barbara Jones - who was appointed by Bill Clinton.   But prominent Democrats including state Sen Alessandra...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has requested an independent review after another former aide has come forward with sexual harassment accusations. According to The New York Times, a second woman has come forward claiming the governor sexually harassed her when she was an executive assistant. READ MORE: Former Aides Karen Hinton, Lindsey Boylan Accuse Gov. Andrew Cuomo Of Bullying, Sexual Harassment The article states 25-year-old Charlotte Bennett is alleging Cuomo asked her late last spring “numerous questions about her personal life, including whether she thought age made a difference in romantic relationships, and had said that he was open to relationships with women in their 20s — comments she interpreted as clear overtures to a sexual relationship.” Bennett told The Times that she spoke to Cuomo’s chief of staff and Judith Mogul, special counsel to the governor, about the interaction. She was then transferred to a health policy...
    A second aide to the New York governor, Andrew Cuomo, has charged him with sexual transgression, to which Cuomo responded on Saturday with a statement saying that he was never hinted at and never intended to be inappropriate. Miami World / AP Charlotte Bennett, who until November served as a health policy adviser to the Democratic administration, told The New York Times that Cuomo asked her inappropriate questions about her sex life, including whether she had had sex with older men. Another former aide, Lindsey Boylan, a former undersecretary for economic development and special adviser to the governor, recently accused Cuomo of giving her an unwelcome kiss and making inappropriate comments. Cuomo denied the allegations. In a statement, Cuomo noted Saturday that Bennett was a “hardworking and valuable member of our team during COVID” and that “she has every right to speak out.” The governor added that he intended to...
    A second former aide alleged Saturday she was sexually harassed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who responded with a statement of his own proclaiming innocence, 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 Cuomo asked her inappropriate questions about her sex life, including whether she ever had sex with older men. The 25-year-old former aide added Cuomo, 63, confided he was open to relationships with women in their 20s. Bennett’s allegations come in the same week another former aide outlined claims of unwanted sexual advances in a blog post, as Breitbart News reported. WOW https://t.co/kWNvnnjfzw — Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) February 24, 2021 In that instance, Lindsey Boylan, a former deputy secretary for economic development and special adviser to the governor, accused Cuomo of subjecting her to an unwanted kiss...
    A second former aide has come forward with sexual harassment allegations against New York Governor 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. Another former aide, Lindsey Boylan, a former deputy secretary for economic development and special adviser to the governor, recently accused Cuomo of subjecting her to an unwanted kiss and inappropriate comments. Cuomo denied the allegations. Cuomo said in a statement Saturday that Bennett was a "hardworking and valued member of our team during COVID" and that "she has every right to speak out." He said he had intended to be a mentor for Bennett, who is 25. "I...
    A New York state Republican and other critics – including former "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon -- reacted with derision Saturday after a retired judge was named to conduct a "review" of sexual harassment allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo. After Cuomo authorized that an outside review be conducted following the latest allegations raised by former aide Charlotte Bennett, the governor’s special counsel, Beth Garvey, announced the inquiry would be led by Barbara Jones, a former federal judge. But critics of Cuomo quickly noted that Jones is a former law-firm colleague of Steve Cohen, a former top aide to Cuomo. They wondered if Jones could bring the impartiality a review of serious allegations would require. NY DEMS CONDEMN NEW CUOMO SEXUAL HARASSMENT CLAIMS, CALL FOR HIS OUSTING, INDEPENDENT PROBE "Who asked the judge to review the new allegations?" Nixon asked. "If the answer is the Cuomo administration itself let’s...
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s love life has been rocky, and sometimes cringe-worthy, for years — since well before a second former aide accused him of sexual harassment on the job on Feb. 27. Briefly the hearthrob of some swooning liberals — who called themselves "Cuomosexuals" at the height of the governor’s daily COVID-19 briefings last year — Cuomo, 63, has made no secret that he’s on the prowl after a very public breakup in 2019. One of those Cuomosexuals was comedian Chelsea Handler. But when the LA-based comic asked him out online, the gov ghosted her, she joked last October, a year after his breakup with 14-year girlfriend and celebrity chef Sandra Lee. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., is accompanied by his girlfriend Sandra Lee at the White House in Washington, Oct. 18, 2016. (Associated Press) NY GOV. CUOMO, SO-CALLED 'LOVE GOV,' JOKED WITH CNN HOST BRO 2 MONTHS BEFORE 2ND ALLEGED SEX HARASSMENT...
    A second aide to the New York governor, Andrew Cuomo, has accused him of sexual transgression, to which Cuomo responded on Saturday with a statement saying he was never hinted at and never intended to be inappropriate. Charlotte Bennett, who served as a health policy adviser to the Democratic administration until November, told The New York Times that Cuomo asked her inappropriate questions about her sex life, including whether she had had sex with older men. Another former aide, Lindsey Boylan, a former undersecretary for economic development and special adviser to the governor, recently accused Cuomo of giving her an unwelcome kiss and making inappropriate comments. Cuomo denied the allegations. In a statement, Cuomo noted Saturday that Bennett was a “hardworking and valuable member of our team during COVID” and that “she has every right to speak out.” The governor added that he intended to be a mentor to Bennett,...
    Saturday Night Live has mocked New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's nursing home and sex harassment scandal a week after the comedy show was criticized for  ignoring allegations that his office covered up thousands of nursing home deaths during the coronavirus pandemic. The show's cold open took aim at the chaotic rollout of the COVID vaccine with Kate McKinnon playing the nation's top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci. The show spoofed a game show titled So You Think You Can Get a Vaccine in which three state governors were judges who had to decide whether contestants who wanted the coronavirus vaccine were eligible or not. SNL's cold open mocked Dr. Anthony Fauci and the COVID vaccine rollout plan The skit took aim at behavior of the California Governor Gavin Newsom, left, New York's Andrew Cuomo, center and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, pictured right Hello and welcome to So You Think...
    By Dave Collins | Associated Press A second former aide said she was sexually harassed by 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 Cuomo asked her inappropriate questions about her sex life, including whether she ever had sex with older men. Another former aide, Lindsey Boylan, a former deputy secretary for economic development and special adviser to the governor, recently accused Cuomo of subjecting her to an unwanted kiss and inappropriate comments. Cuomo denied the allegations. Cuomo said in a statement Saturday that Bennett was a “hardworking and valued member of our team during COVID” and that “she has every right to speak out.” He said he had intended to be a mentor for Bennett,...
    A second woman has accused Gov. 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, told her he was open to relationships with women in their 20s, and left her feeling that he “wanted to sleep with me.” Bennett, who worked as an executive assistant and health-policy adviser, told the Times the interactions took place in the spring, as the coronavirus pandemic flared. Cuomo, 63, never made any physical advances, she said. Still, she described a June meeting in Cuomo’s Albany office, during which he griped about being lonely during the pandemic and whined he “can’t even hug anyone.” Cuomo, 63, then pressed her: “Who did I last hug,” she said. She tried to dodge the question by saying she missed hugging her parents. “And he...
    An anti-sexual-harassment group made up of former state legislative staffers called on Gov. Cuomo to resign Saturday in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against him. “ENOUGH. New York State has now lost the talents and ambition of yet another woman, whose safety and integrity were eliminated to serve a powerful man’s desires. Andrew Cuomo must resign now,” the Sexual Harassment Working Group said in a statement, after ex-Cuomo aide, Charlotte Bennett, accused the governor of behaving inappropriately toward her last year.  Bennett, 25, told The New York Times that Cuomo, 63, complained to her about being “lonely” and not being able to hug anyone during the pandemic, before pressing her on who she last hugged. When she revealed her own history of sexual assault to Cuomo, Bennett claimed his reaction “was something out of a horror movie,” the paper reported. Cuomo allegedly kept repeating to Bennett, “‘You were raped...
    By Phil Stewart (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called on Saturday for an outside review following a report of sexual misconduct allegations against him by a second former aide, compounding problems for one of America's most well-known Democratic politicians. Charlotte Bennett told the New York Times that Cuomo had asked her questions about her sex life, including whether she was monogamous in her relationships and if she had ever had sex with older men. Cuomo, in a statement, denied making sexual advances. Reuters has not independently verified the account and accusations by Bennett. She worked for the governor as an executive assistant and policy advisor for nearly two years until November 2020, according to her LinkedIn profile. "I was trying to be a mentor to her. I never made advances toward Ms. Bennett nor did I ever intend to act in any way that was inappropriate," Cuomo said...
    Gov. Cuomo’s ex, Sandra Lee, offered words of “healing” to her social media followers just hours after sexual harassment allegations were made public against him by a second woman in a matter of days.  “Sending everyone peace and loving healing regards from Malibu! The best sunsets ever thank God for the Ocean!” Lee posted on Instagram Saturday night, alongside a photo of a beach.  The post was made hours after The New York Times revealed Cuomo’s 25-year-old former aide, Charlotte Bennet, is accusing the 63-year-old governor of asking her inappropriate personal questions at work — telling her he was open to relationships with women in their 20s and making her feel like he wanted to date her. The accusations were made days after another former aide, Lindsey Boylan, publicly accused the governor of attempting to kiss her on the mouth at his New York City office in 2018. She...
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    Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s love life has been rocky, and sometimes cringe-worthy, for years — since well before a second former aide accused him of sexual harassment on the job on Saturday. Briefly the hearthrob of some swooning liberals — who called themselves “Cuomosexuals” at the height of the governor’s daily COVID-19 briefings last year — Cuomo, 63, has made no secret that he’s on the prowl after a very public breakup in 2019. One of those Cuomosexuals was comedian Chelsea Handler. But when the LA-based comic asked him out online, the gov ghosted her, she joked last October, a year after his breakup with 14-year girlfriend and celebrity chef Sandra Lee. “I’m a big fan of Chelsea’s and she is great and we have fun but on my dating life, you know, I am only dating at this point in-state residents,” Cuomo said during an appearance in October on...
    Two weeks after a controversial directive that critics say exacerbated the coronavirus crisis in New York’s nursing homes, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s CNN host brother Chris was teasing him as the "Love Gov" and questioning why he was going "soft" on former President Trump. And just a couple of months later, the so-called "Love Gov" allegedly sexually harassed a 25-year-old female aide, according to a bombshell New York Times report published Saturday. "I’ve seen you referred to a little bit recently as the ‘Love Gov,’" CNN host Chris Cuomo told his brother in an April televised interview. "I’m wondering if that’s bleeding into your demeanor at all and making you a little soft on the president." CNN'S CHRIS CUOMO ONCE TEASED BROTHER FOR BEING 'SINGLE AND READY TO MINGLE' AS SEXUAL MISCONDUCT CLAIMS MOUNT "I’m the ‘Love Gov," the governor replied. "I’m a cool dude in a loose mood, you know...
    As embattled Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces mounting allegations of sexual harassment, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo once invited his brother on-air and teased him about being "single and ready to mingle." Cuomo was hit on Saturday by a second former aide, who alleged that the governor asked her inappropriate questions about her sex life back in June 2020.  However, just one month prior, the "Cuomo Prime Time" host had the Democrat on his show as part of a series of chummy interviews in the early months of the pandemic.  NY GOV. CUOMO ACCUSED OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT FOR 2ND TIME "Do you think you are an attractive person now because you're single and ready to mingle?" the CNN anchor asked. "Do you think that you're some desirable single person and that this is not just people's pain coming out of them?" "I think that beauty is in the eye of...
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    A second former staffer to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has come forward accusing him of sexual harassment. Charlotte Bennett, who worked as an executive assistant and health policy adviser for Cuomo, said Saturday that the governor queried her about her sex life, asked her if she practiced monogamy, and wondered if she contemplated having a sexual relationship with older men, The New York Times reported. She left the governor’s office in November 2020. Bennett, 25, told the Times that the most upsetting incidence occurred on June 5, 2020, when she and the governor were alone in his Albany State Capitol office. She said that Cuomo, 63, also suggested he’s fine with maintaining relationships with much younger women. (RELATED: ‘Such Arrogance’: Democratic NYC Councillor Says Gov. Cuomo Has Done Nothing ‘Except Lie To People’) In a statement to the Times, Cuomo insisted his relationship with Bennett had been one...
    Rep. Elise StefanikElise Marie StefanikHere are the three GOP lawmakers who voted for the Equality Act Cuomo job approval drops 6 points amid nursing home controversy: poll House Democrats request documents from DHS intelligence office about Jan. 6 attack MORE (R-N.Y.) on Saturday renewed her calls for New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoConservative reporter confronts CNN's Jim Acosta at CPAC Overnight Health Care: FDA panel endorses Johnson & Johnson vaccine | CDC director warns decline in cases 'may be stalling' | Biden administration buys 100,000 doses of Lilly antibody drug Donald Trump Jr. attacks Cheney at CPAC: 'Lincoln Project Liz' MORE (D-N.Y.) to resign after a second former aide came forward accusing the governor of sexual harassment.  Charlotte Bennett, 25, went public with the accusations in an interview with The New York Times published Saturday. The former executive assistant and health policy adviser said that Cuomo late last spring asked her...
    New York : New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Photo: Flickr NY Governor’s Office / NY Governor Office Another former aide to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo accuses him of sexual harassment, saying he asked her questions about her sex life, if she was monogamous in her relationships and if she had ever had sex with older men, The New York Times reported. The assistant, Charlotte Bennett, who was an executive assistant and health policy adviser in the Cuomo administration until he left in November, told The New York Times that the governor had harassed her late last spring, during the height of the state’s fight against the coronavirus. Bennett, 25, said the most disturbing episode occurred on June 5, when she was alone with Mr. Cuomo in the New York Capitol office. In a series of interviews this week, she said the governor had asked her...
    Drew Angerer/Getty Images Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) is now being accused of sexual harassment by a second former aide, according to a report by the New York Times. Earlier this week, Lindsey Boylan published a lengthy post on Medium describing her tenure as the chief of staff for the state’s economic development agency, and accusing Cuomo of multiple incidents of sexual harassment, including telling her he had a “crush” on her, suggesting they play strip poker during a flight, giving her an uninvited kiss on the lips, and other inappropriate comments and actions. Cuomo denied Boylan’s allegations. Saturday, the Times published an interview with Charlotte Bennett, who served as an executive assistant and health policy adviser in the Cuomo administration until she left in November, in which she too alleged multiple instances where the governor had sexually harassed her: Ms. Bennett, 25, said the most unsettling episode occurred on June 5, when...
    NEW YORK -- 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.Another former aide, Lindsey Boylan, a former deputy secretary for economic development and special adviser to the governor, recently accused Cuomo of subjecting her to an unwanted kiss and inappropriate comments. Cuomo denied the allegations.MORE: Cuomo responds after ex-aide says he kissed her, suggested strip pokerCuomo said in a statement Saturday that Bennett was a "hardworking and valued member of our team during COVID" and that "she has every right to speak out."He said he...
    GOVERNOR Andrew Cuomo has been accused of sexual harassment by another former employee less than a week after he was accused by sexual harassment by a former aide. Charlotte Bennett claimed the New York governor asked personal "questions about her sex life, whether she was monogamous in her relationships and if she had ever had sex with older men." 4Cuomo, 63, has been accused of sexual harassment by a second womanCredit: AP:Associated Press 4Charlotte Bennett, 25, claimed Cuomo would ask if she's ever been with an older manCredit: Twitter In an interview with the New York Times, Bennett, 25, said she left the governor's office last November after claiming the harassment came during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. "I understood that the governor wanted to sleep with me, and felt horribly uncomfortable and scared," Bennett said. "And was wondering how I was going to get out of it and...
    A second former aide to New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoConservative reporter confronts CNN's Jim Acosta at CPAC Overnight Health Care: FDA panel endorses Johnson & Johnson vaccine | CDC director warns decline in cases 'may be stalling' | Biden administration buys 100,000 doses of Lilly antibody drug Donald Trump Jr. attacks Cheney at CPAC: 'Lincoln Project Liz' MORE (D) came forward with allegations of sexual harassment, including that the elected official asked her personal questions about her sex life.  Charlotte Bennett, 25, told The New York Times in an interview published Saturday that Cuomo harassed her late last spring as the state became a hotspot in the first months of the coronavirus pandemic.  Bennett, who was an executive assistant and health policy adviser in the Cuomo administration until she resigned in November, told the Times that in one instance in early June, she was alone with the governor and he allegedly...
    A second former aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has come forward with allegations of sexual harassment, which came just days after his first accuser made her claims public.  Charlotte Bennett, who is described by The New York Times as "an executive assistant and health policy adviser in the Cuomo administration until she left in November," alleges that Cuomo "asked her questions about her sex life, whether she was monogamous in her relationships and if she had ever had sex with older men." GOV. CUOMO ACCUSED OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT BY FORMER AIDE The 25-year-old staffer described to the Times an incident that took place in June when she was "alone" with the 63-year-old governor in his State Capitol office. According to the report, he allegedly asked her if she thought age made a difference in romantic relationships and that he was open to having relationships with women in...
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has asked former federal judge Barbara Jones to lead an independent review after a second woman came forward with sexual harassment allegations against him.  Both the governor and his special counsel, Beth Garvey, released statements Saturday evening calling for the review and for all staff to fully comply after former aide, Charlotte Bennett, accused Cuomo of harassment while working with him during the pandemic. 'This situation cannot and should not be resolved in the press,' Cuomo said in his statement. 'I believe the best way to get to the truth is through a full and thorough outside review and I am directing all state employees to comply with that effort.  'I ask all New Yorkers to await findings of the review so that they know the facts before they make any judgements.'  Garvey added: 'Although in no way required by law, the Governor has requested...
    A second aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has accused him of sexual harassment. Charlotte Bennett, 25, a former executive assistant and health policy adviser in the administration, told The New York Times that Cuomo had asked her multiple questions about her sex life and relationships, including whether she had ever slept with an older man, when the two were alone in his office in June 2020. “I understood that the governor wanted to sleep with me, and felt horribly uncomfortable and scared,” she said. She reported the incident to his chief of staff and gave a statement about the incident to a special counsel’s office, after which, she said, she was transferred to a job on the other side of the Capitol building from the governor. Cuomo told the Times he had been acting as a mentor to Bennett and that she had opened...
    T-SHIRTS emblazoned with the slogan "Arrest Cuomo" are now available online as the embattled New York governor faces allegations of sexual harassment. The red tees are the creation of Austen Fletcher, a right-wing social media influencer, and have already been spotted being worn at Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). 4'Arrest Cuomo' t-shirts have already been a hit at CPACCredit: Fleccas Talks 4Austen Fletcher is selling the shirts online for $25Credit: Twitter / @FleccasTalks Fletcher, 31, told the NYPost: "People love it. We wore it yesterday to CPAC. Everyone was commenting on them.” New York gov Andrew Cuomo is under pressure as he was accused of sexual harassments by a former aide and has been blasted over is handling Covid-19. "Arrest Cuomo is not just a funny meme or hyperbole. It literally should happen. We need to arrest Andrew Cuomo," Feltcher said. "I’m from Long Island. I used to work in...
    On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends First,” New York State Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D) said that the state legislature needs to use all of its powers, including subpoena powers, to get the truth about New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and nursing homes, but given how the Cuomo administration withholds information from the legislature, the FBI’s investigation into the matter may be the only way to get to the truth. Santabarbara said, [relevant remarks begin around 5:45] “We need more transparency from the governor, more accountability, and the FBI investigation that’s going on may be the only way that we get it. Because the bottom line is, this governor has withheld information from this legislature. And when we tried to exert our oversight powers, he simply ignored us. To me, that tells me that that’s not being transparent. That’s not transparency at all. That’s secrecy....
            by Debra Heine  In their prime time news broadcasts last night, five major broadcast networks reportedly neglected to cover the explosive sexual harassment allegations made by a former aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D). ABC, CBS, and NBC, MSNBC, and CNN all ignored the accusations of Lindsey Boylan, who on Wednesday published an exposé in Medium detailing Cuomo’s inappropriate and harassing behavior toward her, (which Cuomo has denied), according to Newsbusters. As of Thursday morning, CNN had still not covered the scandal on its website. “Put simply, it was a blatant double standard when contrasted with how they savaged conservatives like Justice Brett Kavanaugh,” the media watchdog noted. Boylan first accused Cuomo of sexual misconduct in a series of tweets last December, which the networks also ignored.  Fox News covered the scandal throughout the day, including on Tucker Carlson Tonight, where the host warned parents to keep their daughters away from...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins is speaking out about the sexual harassment claims against Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “The allegations are extremely disturbing, obviously, and there is absolutely no place for that in any part of our life,” Stewart-Cousins said. READ MORE: Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Top Advisor Steve Cohen Deflects Questions About Bullying And Sexual Harassment Allegations Former aide Lindsey Boylan says Cuomo kissed her and asked her to play strip poker in 2017. Boylan also accuses the governor of creating a culture of sexual harassment and bullying within his administration. MORE NEWS: Former Aides Karen Hinton, Lindsey Boylan Accuse Gov. Andrew Cuomo Of Bullying, Sexual Harassment The governor denies the claims.
    Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office defended the governor’s reputation Friday in response to calls for an investigation into allegations against Cuomo. Lindsey Boylan accused Cuomo of kissing her without her consent during a one-on-one briefing, making her uncomfortable, and making a number of sexually charged comments to her. The governor’s office has denied these allegations. Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office defended the governor’s reputation Friday in response to calls for an investigation into allegations against Cuomo. Lindsey Boylan, who worked for the Cuomo administration from March 2015 to October 2018, announced Wednesday that the governor kissed her without her consent during a one-on-one briefing, made her uncomfortable, and made a number of sexually charged comments to her. The governor’s office denied these allegations Wednesday, saying that her “claims of inappropriate behavior are quite simply false.” Boylan has not responded to many requests for comment...
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., hasn't read the sexual harassment complaint made against New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo by one of his former aides, she said Thursday. Gillibrand made the admission to reporters, according to Politico. Former Cuomo aide Lindsey Boylan published an essay on Medium this week accusing Cuomo of unwanted kissing and touching while she worked in his office. She also claimed he had staffers arrange meetings with her, where he made inappropriate comments, and once asked her to play "strip poker." "Well, obviously these allegations are serious and deeply concerning and anyone has a right to come forward to be heard and to have allegations be investigated," Gillibrand said. "Governor Cuomo also has a right to be heard and he has come forward and has denied these allegations. But ultimately the decision will be up to the state." GILLIBRAND CONFIRMS CUOMO NURSING HOME PROBE, BUT DOESN'T BACK IMPEACHMENT OR RESIGNATION Boylan also wrote...
    Emmy organizers are facing demands to strip Andrew Cuomo of the 'farcical' award they gave him for his pandemic press briefings, DailyMail.com can reveal. In a letter sent Friday, 10 GOP representatives urged the president and CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (IATAS) to distance the group from Cuomo by rescinding his International Emmy Founders Award. In November, IATAS awarded Cuomo with an Emmy for his daily, televised press conferences providing an update on the developing coronavirus situation in one of the states most hard-hit by the pandemic – which the organizers called ‘masterful’ at the time. 'Rescinding Governor Cuomo's Emmy will not bring back the lives lost due to his deceit and reckless policies,' they wrote to Bruce Paisner. 'However, it would send a message to their surviving loved ones that IATAS sympathizes with their pain and stands with them in solidarity.' 'We urge you...
    A former aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo has come forward to accuse him of persistent sexual harassment and unwanted physical touching.  Her description, if true, could be grounds for criminal charges against Cuomo.  At the very least, it merits a criminal investigation by prosecutors.   In a 1,700-word essay published on the website Medium, Lindsey Boylan details disturbing incidents of physical contact by Cuomo without her consent.  The former deputy secretary for economic development and special adviser to the governor describes how Cuomo "would go out of his way to touch me on my lower back, arms and legs."  On one occasion when she attempted to leave his office Boylan writes, "He stepped in front of me and kissed me on the lips. ... I was in shock, but I kept walking," she explained.   GOV. CUOMO ACCUSED OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT BY FORMER AIDE After that incident, Boylen said that...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci heaped praise on Gov. Andrew Cuomo on multiple occasions for his response to the coronavirus in the past year, yet has remained silent since it was revealed his office allegedly covered up thousands of nursing home deaths. “New York has been hit particularly hard, and they’ve suffered greatly. They’ve responded, I think, in an extraordinarily powerful way,” Fauci told Vanity Fair in March. The statement was a prelude to the lauding Cuomo received from the media and Hollywood, as well as a continued trend of accolades from the nation’s top infectious disease expert. “New York got hit worse than any place in the world. And they did it correctly by doing the things that you're talking about,” Fauci said in July, catapulting New York as America's gold standard on how to handle the virus. HERE ARE FAUCI'S BIGGEST FLIP-FLOPS AND BACKTRACKS AMID THE CORONAVIRUS...
    Thursday on FNC’s “Hannity,” Donald Trump, Jr., son of former President Donald Trump, decried the double standard applied to Govs. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) and Ron DeSantis (R-FL) regarding their respective states’ handling of COVID-19. As the younger Trump noted, DeSantis has taken criticism from the media for a more hands-off approach, while Cuomo’s has been aggressive in using government power. “Look at the difference in the handling of Governor DeSantis versus Andrew Cuomo,” he said. “Andrew Cuomo gets Emmys for sending your grandmother to her nursing home to her death, OK? Governor DeSantis got more hell in Florida for keeping beaches open, for keeping beaches open, with social distancing and masks than Andrew Cuomo got for executive orders sending people into nursing homes to die. When we knew sending the sick and elderly back into nursing homes was a susceptible population and people would get hurt.” “Governor DeSantis gets more...
    CNN continues to face criticism for its handling of bombshell sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D., as the liberal network spent less than two minutes over 48 hours on the news while harping on a lack of corroboration and the governor’s denial while totally ignoring it during primetime.  NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck wrote that CNN "only tossed scraps to the viewers they treat like small-brained proles with only 96 seconds over two news briefs" by anchors John King and Jake Tapper, who both focused on the governor’s denial before the network went back to overlooking the news during primetime. CNN FINALLY ADDRESSES SEXUAL HARASSMENT CLAIMS AGAINST CUOMO AFTER 24 HOURS OF SILENCE CNN had been stone-silent about former Cuomo aide Lindsey Boylan’s sexual harassment claims against the big brother of Chris Cuomo, the network’s most-watched host, for nearly 24 hours. Early Wednesday, she detailed claims that the governor asked...
    New York Attorney General Letitia James is mulling a request to launch an independent probe of sexual harassment claims leveled against Gov. Andrew Cuomo by a former aide. James is “reviewing” a letter sent to her by five female Republican state senators requesting an “immediate appointment of a Special Prosecutor” to review Lindsey Boylan’s accusations against Cuomo that include kissing her “on the lips” and suggesting “Let’s play strip poker” while chatting on a plane trip, a source said Thursday. Cuomo has denied the stunning claims made by Boylan in a Medium post. Boylan is a former top deputy in the Empire State Development agency who is now running for Manhattan borough president. A source in James’ office said Thursday, “we’ve received the letter and we’re reviewing it.” Her office declined further comment. The senators argue that Cuomo’s influence over state agencies makes it impossible for them to...
    Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY) blasted Gov. Andrew Cuomo for being a 'hypocrite,' referring to a 2018 tweet that the New York governor made about Justice Brett Kavanaugh's sexual assault allegations. In an essay published to Medium Wednesday, Lindsey Boylan - who worked as a special advisor to Cuomo in 2018 - charged that the Governor asked her to play strip poker and kissed on the lips without her permission. Cuomo has denied the allegations. That same year, Cuomo took to Twitter to slam ask why the future justice had not taken a polygraph test while noting that Christine Blasey Ford - one of the women who had sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh - had done one.  'Here is one basic fact that badly hurts Judge Kavanaugh: Why won't he take a polygraph? Dr. Ford did,' Cuomo said in the Sep. 27 tweet in 2018. 'President Trump: You can and should ask...
    Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office is searching for the right person to fill a communications job with their office following the announcement of several scandals in the recent weeks. The position of Senior Communications Lead for Strategy and Messaging which was posted on the job search site, Daybook, on Feb. 24, 2021, comes in the wake of scandals involving nursing home cover-ups, and allegations that Cuomo sexually harassed former aide, Lindsey Boylan. “Governor Cuomo is looking for a new spokesperson. His office posted this ad describing their “immediate” need about an hour ago,” White House Correspondent reporter for Yahoo News, Hunter Walker wrote in a tweet. Governor Cuomo is looking for a new spokesperson. His office posted this ad describing their “immediate” need about an hour ago. pic.twitter.com/KlGs18th0E — Hunter Walker (@hunterw) February 25, 2021 “The State of New York’s Executive Chamber has an immediate opening for...
    With tens of thousands of New Yorkers fleeing the high-tax state amid the coronavirus pandemic under and Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s leadership, the embattled governor is cracking down on housing discrimination. The state will send "undercover testers" posing as potential renters or homebuyers to try and uncover housing discrimination, the governor’s office said Thursday. "Every New Yorker has the right to live in the community of their choice without fear of discriminatory treatment," Cuomo said in a statement. NEW YORK LEADS US IN POPULATION DROP, COULD LOSE HOUSE SEAT Cuomo’s office said that a state investigation last month found illegal "redlining" in and around Buffalo. The "testing" will be conducted by nonprofit groups and focused on sellers, brokers and landlords, the governor’s office said. Additionally, new regulations will take effect on March 17 that require real estate appraisers to be trained in fair housing and fair lending laws. An October report...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues to dispute allegations of sexual harassment and workplace bullying, there are demands for an independent investigation into the claims. If you wanted to hear from Cuomo on Thursday about the accusations made by former aide Lindsey Boylan you were plumb out of luck, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported. READ MORE: Former Aides Karen Hinton, Lindsey Boylan Accuse Gov. Andrew Cuomo Of Bullying, Sexual Harassment The closest reporters got was a Team Cuomo-sanctioned conference call with top advisor Steve Cohen, a former federal prosecutor, who wanted to defend the governor’s actions in the nursing home scandal, not discuss Boylan and calls for independent investigation into her charges. Lord knows, Kramer tried. “What Marcia was saying was even though my experience as a former prosecutor and defense attorney, and the answer is, yeah, that’s not what I am here to talk about,” Cohen said. READ...
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo during a National Governors Association meeting with President Biden Thursday took shots at former President Donald Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 vaccine effort, as pressure on the governor mounts over sexual harassment claims and how he handled nursing home patient care in his state. Cuomo said many governors felt they did not receive the support they needed while on the front lines of the pandemic over the past year, calling the new relationship with the Biden administration a "functional partnership." "Mr. President, we thank you not just for your effort, but even more for the results you have achieved," Cuomo said during the virtual event. "We understand the difficult situation you inherited upon taking office. You had a country anxious for vaccinations and that when you went to the cupboard, it was all but bare. You have made amazing progress in securing enough vaccines." Biden said...
    Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged elected leaders to “stand up for survivors of sexual abuse” during the 2018 confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Former Cuomo staffer Lindsey Boylan shared details of her allegations against the governor in a Medium post Wednesday. Boylan, who worked for the Cuomo administration from March 2015 to October 2018, said that the governor kissed her without her consent during a one-on-one briefing, made her uncomfortable, and made a number of sexually charged comments to her. The governor’s office has denied these allegations, saying that her “claims of inappropriate behavior are quite simply false.” Cuomo’s office did not respond to further requests for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation. When Christine Blasey Ford accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault in September 2018, Cuomo called on the Senate to postpone voting until the allegations could be investigated. (RELATED: FLASHBACK: Neera Tanden Supported Christine Ford, Discredited...
    A top House Republican unveiled a timeline on Thursday of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's handling of nursing homes amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has now resulted in several investigations. "The facts are simple: Governor Cuomo issued an order sending thousands of contagious COVID-19 positive patients into nursing homes and then he lied about the death toll," House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, a Louisiana Republican, said in a statement. "Governor Cuomo endangered the most vulnerable, which resulted in the deaths of thousands of nursing home patients and caused unimaginable grief for their families and loved ones." Scalise is also the ranking member of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, and the report, headlined, "Timeline of the Cuomo Cover-Up," bears its name. 'ANY ALLEGATION SHOULD BE REVIEWED:' WHITE HOUSE WEIGHS IN ON ANDREW CUOMO SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMPLAINT Scalise, who is calling for a full investigation into Cuomo's handling of nursing...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday that the woman accusing Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) of sexual harassment “should be heard.” “The president has been consistent in his position, when a person comes forward, they deserve to be treated with dignity and respect,” Psaki said. “Their voice should be heard, not silenced, and any allegation should be reviewed.” Cuomo’s former aide Lindsey Boylan claimed the governor kissed her on the lips and repeatedly made suggestive comments when she crossed paths with him. “Governor Andrew Cuomo has created a culture within his administration where sexual harassment and bullying is so pervasive that it is not only condoned but expected,” she wrote in an essay on social media. Cuomo has denied the allegations. “Look, I fought for and I believe a woman has the right to come forward and express her opinion and express issues and concerns that she has,” he...
    Meghan McCain told her co-hosts Thursday on ABC’s “The View” that Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) should resign over a former top aide’s accusations of sexual harassment. McCain also criticized the media silence over the allegations. After her co-host Joy Behar brought up Brett Kavanaugh, McCain said, “I’m really glad Joy brought up Brett Kavanaugh. I actually want to read you a quote, about what Cuomo said about Kavanaugh. ‘To Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and all survivors of sexual assault, we believe you, and we will fight for you.’ So by a metric of believe all women, he is a pervert who harassed women, and he should resign immediately.” She continued, “The silence of so many people, like Kristen Gillibrand who has been at the forefront of cases of the Me Too movement, she hasn’t said anything today. Apparently if you are Governor Cuomo and your brother hosts a big CNN show, and...
    New York : There is little left until the first year of the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic to Big Apple that has so far killed across New York State 38,227 people, of which the majority, 34% are Hispanic, followed by blacks with 28%. And although the Governor Andrew Cuomo He assured from the beginning of the crisis that he would not abandon the most vulnerable New Yorkers, his words were blown away. At least that is what immigrants, activists and advocates for undocumented families, which this Thursday stood in front of the New York Governorate office in Manhattan, to criticize the state leader for continuing to ignore undocumented workers, and for treating them as invisible. The protesters, who raised on the sidewalk a sort of ‘cemetery’, with the photographs of 86 Latinos from Brooklyn and Queens What did they say, died in the pandemic expecting some kind of...
    CNN ended its on-air blackout of sexual harassment allegations leveled against Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday after more than 24 hours of ignoring the story with a brief update that echoed the governor’s talking points about his accuser. Former administration aide Lindsey Boylan came forward on Wednesday with explosive claims against the governor, whose kid brother, Chris Cuomo, is CNN’s most-watched anchor. She said that the governor asked her to play "strip poker," made a lewd reference to Bill Clinton’s infamous use of cigars, touched her lower back, and kissed her on the lips. GOV. CUOMO ACCUSED OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT BY FORMER AIDE The story was covered by the New York Times and Washington Post, but liberal CNN decided not to cover it until John King finally informed viewers of the news with a brief, 39-second segment that emphasized Cuomo’s denial. "Governor Andrew Cuomo denying sexual harassment allegations from a former advisor....