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    Charlotte Bennett, a former New York state employee and the second woman to accuse now-ousted Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, is calling on CNN to fire its embattled anchor Chris Cuomo following revelations from the New York Attorney General's investigation. "Yesterday, we learned just how far Chris Cuomo was willing to go to discredit, silence and smear women, like me, who came forward to report Governor Cuomo's sexual misconduct," Bennett began a statement released Tuesday. "In addition to scouring the internet for personal information about me, he reached out to his professional network with the hope of intercepting additional allegations against his brother, Governor Cuomo." Among the revelations from newly-released transcripts from the AG probe included one from the investigators' interview with Democratic strategist and Andrew Cuomo ally Lis Smith showing Chris Cuomo had forwarded her documents regarding Bennett and her "time in college."  CNN'S CHRIS CUOMO TURNED TO MEDIA SOURCES FOR INFO ON BROTHER'S ACCUSERS: ‘I HAVE A LEAD ON THE WEDDING GIRL’ "CNN must immediately take action," Bennett wrote. "The network need not investigate his behavior...
    NEW YORK -- To Charlotte Bennett, the new book that arrived at her Manhattan apartment this week - Anita Hill's "Believing" - was more than just a look at gender violence.It was a dispatch from a fellow member of a very specific sisterhood - women who have come forward to describe misconduct they suffered at the hands of powerful men.Bennett's story of harassment by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo helped lead to his resignation after an investigation found he'd harassed at least 11 women. And 30 years ago this month, Hill testified before a skeptical Senate Judiciary Committee that Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her."I can't imagine what it was like doing that in 1991," said Bennett, 26. "I've thought about that a lot."Hill's history obviously predates the #MeToo movement, the broad social reckoning against sexual misconduct that reaches its four-year mark this week. But Bennett's moment is very much a part of it, and she believes #MeToo is largely responsible for a fundamental change in the landscape since 1991, when Hill came forward."I'd like to think that now, we...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Charlotte Bennett, a former Andrew Cuomo staffer who came forward with allegations of sexual harassment against the governor, says the Assembly’s decision to drop the impeachment probe sends a message that “corruption, sexual harassment/assault and retaliation are acceptable.” In a statement Sunday, she accused Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie of taking “the coward’s way out.” My response to Speaker @CarlHeastie’s decision to end the impeachment investigation: pic.twitter.com/7Cw68K10vT — Charlotte Bennett (@_char_bennett_) August 15, 2021 “We took the enormous risk of speaking out about the abuse and harassment we experienced, and the AG’s independent investigation that followed corroborated our allegations and determined that the Governor broke state and federal law,” Bennett wrote. “Still, the speaker can’t muster enough courage to simply do his job. After spending millions of taxpayer dollars and issuing lofty statements, he’s failed to lift a finger to make clear that New York rejects Cuomo’s behavior.” On Friday, another Cuomo accuser, Lindsey Boylan, called the speaker’s decision an “unjust cop out.” The Assembly’s decision to call off its impeachment investigation is an unjust cop...
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    Charlotte Bennett, one of the women who has accused New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, called out his response to the new report detailing the numerous sexual harassment allegations against him.  On Tuesday, Bennett appeared on "CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell" to discuss the release of the New York attorney general’s report against Cuomo. More specifically, Bennett called out his public response to the allegations. "Publicly, he would rather play dumb. Privately, he knows that he sexually harassed staffers. And I think it’s easier to explain his behavior publicly by saying there was some misunderstanding," Bennett said. Bennett was also the subject of Cuomo’s video comment on the report, claiming that her accusations "bothered" him the most.  CUOMO DEFIANTLY DECLINES TO RESIGN, DENIES WRONGDOING AFTER BOMBSHELL SEXUAL HARASSMENT REPORT  "Charlotte, I want you to know that I am truly and deeply sorry," he said. "I brought my personal experience into the workplace and I shouldn’t have done that. I was trying to help." Bennett previously rejected this apology on Twitter, tweeting out "Resign @NYGovCuomo." O’Donnell referenced this...
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    Charlotte Bennett, who accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexually harassing her, said the governor is still “gaslighting.” On Tuesday, the New York state attorney general’s office released a report concluding that Cuomo had sexually harassed multiple women and broke state and federal law by doing so. The AG’s office did not announce charges against the governor. Cuomo denied wrongdoing in a video he released Tuesday. “I never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances,” he said. “I am 63 years old. I lived my entire adult life in public view. That’s just not who I am. And that is not who I have ever been.” The governor claimed that when it comes to allegations of him inappropriately touching aides, “I do it with everyone.” In February, Bennett accused the governor of asking her questions of a sexual nature and whether she’d had sex with older men. “Today was so validating and really emotional,” Bennett told CBS’s Norah O’Donnell. “And I feel vindicated. It’s been a long day, but I’m proud to be a New Yorker right now.” O’Donnell observed...
    COVID-19 live updates: State sees its highest hospitalization increase OtterBox releases Xbox phone clip for MagSafe for easier controller use NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo insisted Tuesday he “never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances,” saying he will not step down. Load Error “I am 63 years old. I’ve lived my entire adult life in public view. That is just not who I am, and that’s not who I have ever been,” the governor said. WATCH: N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Press Conference Cuomo was responding to a bombshell report from New York State Attorney General Letitia James, which found the governor sexually harassed multiple women, in violation of state and federal law. “Specifically, the investigation found that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed current and former New York State employees by engaging in unwelcome and non-consensual touching and making numerous offensive comments of a suggestive and sexual nature that created a hostile work environment for women,” James told reporters Tuesday morning. WATCH: N.Y. Attorney General James’ Press Conference  WEB EXTRA: Read The Report | Exhibits...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There was plenty of reaction Tuesday to the New York state attorney general’s report on sexual harassment allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Accuser Charlotte Bennett spoke exclusively to CBS News. READ MORE: Gov. Cuomo Sexually Harassed Multiple Women In Violation Of State And Federal Law, AG Investigation Finds Bennett, a former aide to Cuomo, and one of the 11 women who accused him of acting inappropriately, reacted swiftly on Twitter to the investigation. “Resign,” she wrote. Resign, @NYGovCuomo. — Charlotte Bennett (@_char_bennett_) August 3, 2021 She later spoke exclusively to CBS News anchor Norah O’Donnell. “Well, based on his statement earlier today, I’m going to assume that he’s not going to resign, though I would think that’s the most respectable way to respond to a report this scathing,” Bennett said. “So, it’s up to us. It’s up to New Yorkers. It’s up to the voices of our electeds. It’s up to America. We need to say, ‘Carl Heastie, you said you are the speaker of the Assembly. You have a responsibility to impeach the governor.'” READ...
    Charlotte Bennett, one of 11 women accusing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual misconduct, demanded his resignation Tuesday after an independent investigation found that he sexually harassed multiple women. In an exclusive interview with "CBS Evening News," Bennett urged officials to begin impeachment proceedings if Cuomo refuses to step down.  "He's trying to justify himself by making me out to be someone who can't tell the difference between sexual harassment and mentorship and I think that's absolutely absurd,"  Bennett told "CBS Evening News" anchor and managing editor Norah O'Donnell.  "We have the report. We have the facts. The governor broke federal and state law when he sexually harassed me and current and former staffers and we have a responsibility to take the set of facts — and if he's not willing to step down, then we have a responsibility to act and impeach him."  “The governor broke federal and state law when he sexually harassed me and current and former staffers…if he’s not willing to step down, then we have a responsibility to act and impeach him,” says former Cuomo...
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo was recorded crooning a 1960s love song to a female aide less than half his age during a phone call in 2019, according to the blockbuster report on sexual harassment allegations against him released Tuesday. The three-term Democrat sang several lines from "Do You Love Me?" by the Contours when then-aide Charlotte Bennett called him, a one-minute, nine-second audio clip posted online by Attorney General Letitia James revealed. CUOMO SEXUAL HARASSMENT REPORT: FLOOD OF DEMOCRATS, REPUBLICANS CALL FOR NY GOVERNOR TO LEAVE OFFICE Near the start of the recording, Bennett, who’s in her mid-20s, told Cuomo, now 63, "Hi, governor. This is Charlotte." "OK," Cuomo said before warbling, "Are you ready? Doo, doo, doo." He then asked Bennett, "You don’t know that song?" "It’s before my time," she said of the 1962 Motown hit. Cuomo continued singing," "Do you love me? Do you really love me? Do you love me? Do you care?" CUOMO DEFIANTLY DECLINES TO RESIGN, DENIES WRONGDOING AFTER BOMBSHELL SEXUAL HARASSMENT REPORT The Oct. 4, 2019, conversation is among the evidence contained in a 168-page report that...
    Charlotte Bennett said Tuesday that she did not want an apology from Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Bennett, who worked as an executive assistant and a health policy adviser in Cuomo’s office, was one of the women who accused him of sexual harassment. She tweeted that what she wanted was for Cuomo to be held accountable. (RELATED: As Part Of His Defense, Gov. Cuomo Broadcasts Slideshow Of Him Kissing Men And Women Of All Ages) “We have the facts. @NYGovCuomo broke federal & state law when he sexually harassed me & other current & former staff. I do not want an apology — I want accountability and an end to victim-blaming. NYS Assembly Speaker @CarlHeastie, it’s time you do the right thing: impeach him,” Bennett tweeted. We have the facts. @NYGovCuomo broke federal & state law when he sexually harassed me & other current & former staff. I do not want an apology — I want accountability and an end to victim-blaming. NYS Assembly Speaker @CarlHeastie, it’s time you do the right thing: impeach him. — Charlotte Bennett (@_char_bennett_)...
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    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo responded on Tuesday to findings by state Attorney General Letitia James that he sexually harassed several state employees including women outside of the Executive Chamber. The Democratic governor issued his response in a recorded statement, dismissing the findings of the independent investigation that started in March, alleging it was not impartial. Cuomo added that his lawyers offered him a point-by-point rebuttal to the allegations of the report. “The facts are much different than what has been portrayed,” Cuomo said. “I never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances. That is just not who I am and that’s just not who I’ve ever been." Cuomo specifically addressed the allegations of one of the 11 women listed in the report, Charlotte Bennett, a former executive assistant. The governor said Bennett informed him she was a sexual assault survivor and "her story resonated deeply" with him because he aided a family member through a similar situation. ANDREW CUOMO SEXUALLY HARASSED MULTIPLE WOMEN, CREATED HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT, NEW YORK ATTORNEY GENERAL FINDS "I did ask her...
    AN investigation into New York Governor Andrew Cuomo concludes he sexually harassed multiple current and former state government employees. NY State Attorney General Letitia James announced on August 3 that after a nearly five-month investigation, Cuomo's administration was a "hostile work environment". 3Charlotte Bennett, 25, claimed her 63-year-old boss allegedly quizzed her about her sex lifeCredit: CBS Who is Charlotte Bennett? Charlotte Bennett is one of three women who have accused Cuomo, 63, of sexual harassment. The 25-year-old is a former aide to Cuomo. She worked as executive assistant and health policy adviser in the Governor's administration until she left the post in November 2020. Bennett now works as director of operations at Primary Maternity Care, according to her LinkedIn page. What has Charlotte Bennett accused Andrew Cuomo of? Bennett claims Cuomo quizzed her about her sex life after she went to him for help as a survivor of sexual assault. In a CBS Evening News interview aired on the night of March 4, Bennett, was asked by anchor Norah O'Donnell to recount the events she was accusing Cuomo...
    Judith Mogul was one of the attorneys in New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration who spoke to Charlotte Bennett when she accused Cuomo of sexual harassment in June 2020, but now one of Cuomo's other accusers is pushing for her to lose her law license. Lindsey Boylan, the first woman to accuse Cuomo of harassment, tweeted her support for Bennett Thursday morning following the announcement that Mogul is resigning, while pushing for the lawyer to be disbarred. CUOMO ACCUSER LINDSEY BOYLAN SLAMS CHRIS CUOMO, ASKS WHETHER HE ‘ALSO HARASSED AND ASSAULTED’ WOMEN "Judith Mogul has left her work defending and enabling serial sexual harasser and abuser ⁦@NYGovCuomo⁩. Next she should be disbarred. As always, very proud to know ⁦@_char_bennett_," Boylan tweeted. Bennett claims that Cuomo called her into his office and told her he was lonely and looking for a girlfriend. "Without explicitly saying it, he implied to me that I was old enough for him and he was lonely," she said in a CBS interview in March. CUOMO GRILLED BY AG'S LAWYERS IN SEXUAL HARASSMENT PROBE Bennett said she...
    The mother of a 4-year-old girl whose remains were found at a North Carolina home last month forced her 13-year-old daughter to help bury her sister in the backyard, according to a search warrant. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police charged Malikah Bennett, 31, with first-degree murder, felony child abuse, inflicting physical injury and felony concealing a death, The Charlotte Observer reported. Bennett also has three pending misdemeanor child abuse charges from February 2020, according to a search of public records. Police also arrested and charged Bennett’s mother, Tammy Taylor Moffett, 53, with concealing a death and accessory to murder after the fact, her arrest warrant said. Mug shot of Malikah Bennett taken by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department ) Officers found the body of Miegellic "Jelli" Young buried outside her mother’s home in Charlotte. The warrant accuses Miegellic’s mother of forcing her to stand in a laundry room for three days as punishment for soiling her pants. She eventually became too weak to stand, fell out the back door and hit her head, the 13-year-old sister told police. The girl told police...
    A North Carolina mother allegedly forced her 4-year-old daughter to stand in a laundry room for three straight days as a punishment before her death last year, new search warrants reportedly reveal.  Majelic Young, 4, died last year but her remains weren’t discovered until late May when investigators found the little girl's body in her own backyard in north Charlotte, according to FOX 46 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The girl hadn’t been seen since late summer of last year before her body was found; her mother Malikah Bennett, 31, has been charged with her alleged murder and child abuse.  Bennett allegedly wouldn’t allow her daughter to sit down or takes breaks while she was in the laundry room last August, causing her to poop in her pants after the first day and to grow so weak by the third that she fell backward out of the door and hit her head, the girl’s 13-year-old sister told investigators, according to WBTV and WSOC-TV in Charlotte.  NYC GIRL WHO HID IN CLOSET DURING MURDER GIFTED TRIP TO DISNEY WORLD BY NYPD DETECTIVES The...
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    Charlotte Bennett, one of the women who has accused New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, said remarks by the governor during a press conference on Monday are part of an effort to undermine investigations and evade accountability. An attorney representing Bennett released a statement following a press appearance where the governor repeated that he had done nothing wrong — calling into question his perception of appropriate behavior. "Today, the Governor said he didn’t ‘do anything wrong,’ demonstrating a studied ignorance of both his legal obligations and a revisionist history about his own conduct," the statement read. "Despite what the Governor said today, the Attorney General’s report will not absolve him of wrongdoing because his legal obligations – which he chooses to flout – are crystal clear. At least nine women have come forward who have credibly accused him of unwelcome advances, unwelcome touching, and/or aggressive groping. This behavior is unequivocally wrong and unlawful." CUOMO SAYS NY AG REPORT ON ALLEGED SEXUAL HARASSMENT WON'T CONTRADICT HIM: 'I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING WRONG'  As previously reported by Fox News, during a press conference on Monday Cuomo...
    One of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s accusers on Thursday blamed senior staffers in his office for his alleged groping of a female assistant who spoke out publicly for the first time — saying they “normalized and enabled” his “heinous behavior.” Former Cuomo aide Charlotte Bennett, 25, said the 63-year-old governor’s alleged “pattern of predatory behavior is clear-cut and abhorrent, and the similarities between my allegations and the allegations of my anonymous former coworker are nauseating.” “He abuses his authority to groom, sexually harass and grope staff,” Bennett said in a prepared statement. “His heinous behavior was normalized and enabled by the senior staff who failed to report my allegations in June 2020.” Charlotte Bennett accused Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment.Handout The remarks by Bennett and her lawyer came a day after the Albany Times Union published an exclusive interview with an unidentified, female aide who offered a detailed account of allegedly being groped by Cuomo, 63, in his Executive Mansion office in November. Former Cuomo aide Charlotte Bennett, 25, said the 63-year-old governor’s alleged “pattern of predatory behavior is clear-cut and...
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    ANDREW Cuomo demanded one of woman who has accused him of sexual harassment to sing as part of a “hazing”, her lawyer has claimed. Charlotte Bennett, 25, is one of eight women who have come forward allege misconduct on the part of the New York Governor and it’s claimed he insisted she memorize the lyrics to Danny Boy. 3Cuomo wanted Charlotte Bennett to sing 'Danny Boy'Credit: CBS 3An aide stepped in to stop what was described as the 'hazing'Credit: AP Cuomo's former aide has in the past accused him of sexual harassment, claiming that he asked her about her sex life and whether she ever had sex with older men. Her attorney has now told CBS the governor asked her client to learn the lyrics to “Danny Boy”. He them demanded she sing it for members of the senior staff, including secretary to the governor, Melissa DeRosa. “It’s a bizarre request, but he says, ‘I want you to memorize these lyrics,'” attorney Debra Katz said. “She says, ‘I don’t want to sing ‘Danny Boy.” He says, ‘Sing ‘Danny Boy,”” Katz said....
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    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The lawyer for one of Gov. Andrew Cuomo‘s main accusers is leveling new and unusual charges of hazing as lawmakers and survivors of sexual harassment push for new legal protections for victims of abuse. As CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reports, Charlotte Bennett has provided a lot of information to investigators probing the governor for sexual harassment, but here’s a new one — according to her lawyer, Cuomo was allegedly into office hazing. READ MORE: Cuomo Administration Reportedly Prioritized Governor’s Family, Well-Connected New Yorkers For Early COVID Tests “It’s a bizarre request, but he says, ‘I want you to memorize these lyrics,'” attorney Debra Katz said. Katz says the governor asked her client to learn the lyrics to “Danny Boy,” then asked her to sing it for members of the senior staff, including secretary to the governor, Melissa DeRosa. “She says, ‘I don’t want to sing ‘Danny Boy.” He says, ‘Sing ‘Danny Boy,”” Katz said. “At that point, Melissa DeRosa says … ‘You’re hazing her.’ … The governor then starts booming the song ‘Danny Boy’ and he’s singing...
    One of Gov Andrew Cuomo's accuser's lawyers has accused him of trying to interfere in the Attorney General's investigation and intimidate witnesses by having his own attorneys interview them about it before they testify, and 'debrief them' afterwards.  Debra Katz is the attorney representing Charlotte Bennett, one of the women who is accusing Cuomo is sexual harassment. She says when she worked for him in the summer, he asked her about her sex life and whether or not she would sleep with an older man.  New York Attorney General Letitia James is conducting an investigation into her claims and the claims of at least six other women who have accused Cuomo of sexual harassment. One says he put his hand inside her blouse once to grope her. He denies all allegations of impropriety.  On Monday, he gave another indicator that he will not step down.  Cuomo was finishing an appearance at a church does for journalists when a supporter cried out to him: 'I love you and you better stay where you are, we’ve got your back. I love you.  'We...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The attorney for one of the women accusing Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment said Monday it’s inappropriate for the governor’s office to conduct a parallel investigation and provide counsel to supervise interviews with staff. Debra Katz, who represents Charlotte Bennett, sent a letter to Attorney General Letitia James Monday morning and spoke exclusively with CBS2’s political reporter Marcia Kramer. READ MORE: NYPD: Woman Assaulted On Way To Protest Against Anti-Asian Violence Web Extra: Read Katz’s Letter To AG James (.pdf) “What the governor is doing is classic intimidation of witnesses 101,” Katz said. “Trying to know what witnesses are telling investigators after their interviews or asking to come along is clearly designed to chill people’s willingness to speak to investigators.” READ MORE: Lawsuit Filed Over Hit-And-Run Death Of Nicki Minajs Father On Long Island “There is no reason that witnesses should be told anything other than the attorney general has hired two excellent investigators, speak to them,” she added. She said the parallel investigation and “trying to know what witnesses are telling investigators… creates an...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The attorney for Charlotte Bennett, one of the women who have accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, is accusing the Cuomo administration of witness tampering. It comes as a second female accuser told her story to prosecutors and the governor presided over another high-profile press conference, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported. READ MORE: We Are Americans: House Committee Hears Testimony On Rise In Anti-Asian American Crimes There were only two brief shots of Michaela Kennedy Cuomo at her father’s press conference Thursday, but they were enough to send a message that the 23-year-old is supporting her dad as he battles sexual harassment allegations. “We have my daughter Michaela, who is a big baseball fan,” Cuomo said. It was the second day in a row of the governor’s magical mystery tour of positive spin doctoring. He sat grinning between All-Star pitchers Al Leiter and CC Sabathia to announce the start of baseball season. Cuomo repeatedly worked his daughter into his remarks about allowing fans to return to Yankee Stadium and Citi Field. “It’s just so good for...
    Some of the women accusing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment met with investigators for several hours this week, while another spoke out against him during a new radio interview. Cuomo has been accused by at least seven women of serial sexual harassment, inappropriate touching, and fostering a hostile workplace in recent weeks, leading to severe backlash for the three-term governor. During a new WNYC interview, former aide Karen Hinton, one of Cuomo’s accusers, offered new details about what led her to step forward and speak out against the governor. “He approached me and embraced me too tightly, too long, and was aroused,” she said. “I felt extremely uncomfortable and actually shocked by it.” Cuomo had previously denied Hinton’s allegations, calling her a political rival with gears to grind. “As everybody who has been involved on any level in New York politics knows, she has been a longtime political adversary of mine, highly critical for many, many years and has made many, many accusations,” he said during a conference call earlier this month. Another accuser, former aide...
    Charlotte Bennett, one of the women accusing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, met with investigators from the state's attorney general's office for more than four hours on Monday and handed over more than 120 pages of records, her attorney said. Cuomo is facing increasing pressure to resign, and state lawmakers have launched an impeachment investigation into the allegations against him. In a statement, Bennett's attorney said she remains "confident" that the state attorney general's investigation will substantiate Bennett's claims of sexual harassment against Cuomo, as well as her claims that his staff failed to comply with mandatory reporting requirements after she disclosed her allegations to a supervisor.  Bennett detailed her allegations in an interview with "CBS Evening News" earlier this month. She alleged Cuomo repeatedly asked her inappropriate questions, including whether her experience with sexual assault had impacted her sex life and whether she'd be comfortable dating an older man. She also claimed he told her that he was looking for a girlfriend and would date anyone over the age of 22.  "Without explicitly saying it, he...
    Charlotte Bennett, one of the accusers of Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his former aide, met Monday with state attorney general office investigators working on the sexual harassment case for over four hours via Zoom. During the interview, Bennett shared new details about the “sexually hostile work environment” allegedly created by Cuomo’s inappropriate behavior, AP news reported. Bennett provided the investigators with “more than 120 pages of contemporaneous records” along with “some other documents,” according to her lawyer, Debra Katz. .⁦@DebraKatzKMB⁩, Attorney for ⁦@_char_bennett_⁩ says she met with investigators appointed by ⁦@TishJames⁩ for several hours today, indicating that the independent investigation into sexual harassment claims against ⁦@NYGovCuomo⁩ is moving quickly… pic.twitter.com/6XOHHO2wS9 — Zack Fink (@ZackFinkNews) March 15, 2021 Bennett, 25, alleged that Gov. Cuomo made suggestive remarks about the size of his hands. “One piece of new information that came to light today was the Governor’s preoccupation with his hand size and what the large size of his hands indicated to Charlotte and other members of his staff,” Katz said in a statement, according to Fox News....
    GOVERNOR Andrew Cuomo was engrossed with his large hands and “aroused” when he gave a hug, two female sexual harassment accusers allege. During a four-hour Zoom meeting with New York state investigators on Monday, Cuomo’s former aide Charlotte Bennett said the New York governor was focused on his hand size. 3Accuser Charlotte Bennett claimed that Governor Andrew Cuomo was 'preoccupied with his hand size,' according to her lawyerCredit: AP “One piece of new information that came to light today was the Governor’s preoccupation with his hand size and what the large size of his hands indicated to Charlotte and other members of his staff,” Bennett’s lawyer Debra Katz said in a statement.  Bennett also “provided detailed information about the sexually hostile environment the Governor fostered” in his offices and “his deliberate effort to create rivalries and tensions among female staffers on whom he bestowed attention,” Katz stated. She was an executive assistant and health policy adviser to Cuomo until November when she left. Meanwhile, another former Cuomo staffer, Karen Hinton on Monday claimed that he was aroused when he hugged...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — One of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s sexual harassment accusers met with investigators working for the state attorney general’s office for more than four hours Monday via Zoom, according to her lawyer. During the interview, Charlotte Bennett revealed new details about Cuomo’s behavior and what she said was a “sexually hostile work environment,” including a claim the governor frequently made suggestive remarks about the size of his hands. “One piece of new information that came to light today was the Governor’s preoccupation with his hand size and what the large size of his hands indicated to Charlotte and other members of his staff,” her lawyer, Debra Katz, said in a statement. Bennett also provided investigators with 120 pages of records from the time of the alleged harassment and other documentary evidence to corroborate her accusations, Katz said. “The investigators have been moving quickly, and with sensitivity, to get to the heart of these allegations,” Katz said. “We remain confident that their investigation will substantiate Charlotte’s claims of sexual harassment against Gov. Cuomo, as well as the...
    Governor Andrew Cuomo touches his nose during a visit to a new Covid-19 vaccination site, Monday, March 15, 2021, at the State University of New York in Old Westbury.Mark Lennihan | AFP | Getty Images A woman who has accused New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment told investigators Monday that he was preoccupied with talking to subordinates about his "hand size" and "what the large size of his hands indicated," her lawyer revealed. The accuser, former Cuomo aide Charlotte Bennett, spent four hours talking via Zoom teleconference software to investigators conducting a probe of claims by her and several other women that the Democrat sexually harassed them, or otherwise made inappropriate comments and physical contact. The investigation is being overseen by state Attorney General Letitia James. Bennett, 25, "detailed her allegations of sexual harassment and provided the investigators with more than 120 pages of contemporaneous records, as well as other examples of documentary evidence, to corroborate her accusations against Gov. Cuomo and his senior staff," her lawyer Debra Katz said in a statement. Katz said that Bennett gave...
    A former aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo told independent investigators about his alleged “preoccupation with his hand size” — and what that supposedly meant, her lawyer said Monday. Charlotte Bennett, who has accused Cuomo of sexual harassment, spoke with outside lawyers hired by Attorney General Letitia James for more than four hours on Monday by Zoom, lawyer Debra Katz said. Bennett, 25, also turned over more than 120 pages of “contemporaneous records, as well as other examples of documentary evidence” against the 63-year-old governor and his staff, Katz said. In a prepared statement, Katz said a new piece of information that came to light was Cuomo’s “preoccupation with his hand size and what the large size of his hands indicated to Charlotte and other members of his staff.” Katz didn’t elaborate on that matter. “The investigators have been moving quickly, and with sensitivity, to get to the heart of these allegations,” she said. Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaking at the New York Stock Exchange on May 26, 2020.Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images “We remain confident that their investigation will substantiate Charlotte’s...
    A former aide who accused New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment told investigators Monday that the embattled Democratic leader has a "preoccupation with his hand size." The former aide, Charlotte Bennett, met with investigators for more than four hours as part of New York State Attorney General Letitia James’ investigation into the allegations against Cuomo, her attorney Debra Katz said. "The investigators have been moving quickly, and with sensitivity, to get to the heart of these allegations," Katz said in a statement. "We remain confident that their investigation will substantiate Charlotte’s claims of sexual harassment against Gov. Cuomo, as well as the failure of his senior staff to meet their mandatory reporting requirements under the very laws he signed." "She also provided detailed information about the sexually hostile work environment the Governor fostered in both his Manhattan and Albany offices and his deliberate effort to create rivalries and tension among female staffers on whom he bestowed attention. One piece of new information that came to light today was the Governor’s preoccupation with his hand size and what the...
    More On: andrew cuomo Democratic congressman asks Pete Buttigieg, feds to probe Mario Cuomo Bridge WH won’t strip Cuomo of role leading weekly COVID-19 call: Psaki Cuomo gets ego massage – but no vax – during no-press appearance New York is finally open again for big weddings — but with restrictions A former aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo told independent investigators about his alleged “preoccupation with his hand size” — and what that supposedly meant, her lawyer said Monday. Charlotte Bennett, who has accused Cuomo of sexual harassment, spoke with outside lawyers hired by Attorney General Letitia James for more than four hours on Monday by Zoom, lawyer Debra Katz said. Bennett, 25, also turned over more than 120 pages of “contemporaneous records, as well as other examples of documentary evidence” against the 63-year-old governor and his staff, lawyer Debra Katz said. In a prepared statement, Katz said a new piece of information that came to light was Cuomo’s “preoccupation with his hand size and what the large size of his hands indicated to Charlotte and other members of...
    Former Andrew Cuomo aide Charlotte Bennett met with investigators Monday to detail her allegations of harassment against the governor. Bennett is one of several former aides to Cuomo who has spoken out in recent weeks, and there is an investigation underway by the office of New York attorney general Letitia James. A number of top New York Democrats have called on Cuomo to resign, but the governor has said he will not step down. Cuomo is facing criticism over the allegations of harassment and scandal over nursing home deaths. Bennett’s attorney, Debra Katz, said in a statement she met with investigators “via Zoom for more than four hours.” “She detailed her allegations of sexual harassment and provided the investigators with more than 120 pages of contemporaneous records, as well as other examples of documentary evidence, to corroborate her accusations against Gov. Cuomo and his senior staff,’ it reads. Katz says Bennett detailed how she was in a “sexually hostile work environment” and how Cuomo made a “deliberate effort to create rivalries and tension among female staffers on whom he...
    The sixth woman to accuse New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) of sexual harassment says that he aggressively groped her after she was called to the governor’s mansion late last year. According to an anonymous source cited by the Albany Times Union, the three-term Democrat acted in “a sexually charged manner” during the alleged groping incident. This allegation could, if pursued and substantiated, qualify as a criminal form of sexual abuse. That person is said to have “direct knowledge of the woman’s claims” but “is not authorized to comment publicly.” The woman, the sixth to accuse Cuomo of inappropriate behavior, is currently not being identified. She is a described as a Cuomo aide. According to the details released late Wednesday by the Empire State’s capital paper, she was “summoned” to the governor’s residence under the “pretext” of helping Cuomo figure out how to use his phone. The allegation was first leveled against the governor on Tuesday evening—also via the Times Union—and initially contained a less-specific charge that Cuomo inappropriately touched her. The new report contains additional specifics like Cuomo “allegedly...
    ANDREW Cuomo accuser Charlotte Bennett has claimed her harassment allegations against the New York governor were not probed because "it was just grooming". In the second part of a CBS Evening News interview, that will air tonight, Bennett, 25, told anchor Norah O'Donnell about being "terrified" after reporting the claims.  10Charlotte Bennett, 25, told anchor Norah O'Donnell about her experience about lodging a complaint about the governorCredit: CBS 10Cuomo has apologized for his actions but denied that he was trying to proposition anyone for sexCredit: AFP Bennet has alleged that Cuomo sexually propositioned her, telling her he "lonely" and he wanted a girlfriend and was willing to sleep with a younger woman.  Shortly after this, she said she reported the encounter to senior officials, saying the governor had "crossed the line". But she said she was "terrified" and did not pushing for an investigation and was happy for a job transfer.  Yet soon after she was called in for another meeting, this time with the governor’s chief of staff and general counsel. Bennett said: "At first they apologized and said...
    ANDREW Cuomo accuser Charlotte Bennett has claimed her harassment allegations against the New York governor were not probed because “it was just grooming”. In the second part of a CBS Evening News interview, that will air tonight, Bennett, 25, told anchor Norah O’Donnell about being “terrified” after reporting the claims.  CBS 10 Charlotte Bennett, 25, told anchor Norah O’Donnell about her experience about lodging a complaint about the governor AFP 10 Cuomo has apologized for his actions but denied that he was trying to proposition anyone for sex Bennet has alleged that Cuomo sexually propositioned her, telling her he “lonely” and he wanted a girlfriend and was willing to sleep with a younger woman.  Shortly after this, she said she reported the encounter to senior officials, saying the governor had “crossed the line”. But she said she was “terrified” and did not pushing for an investigation and was happy for a job transfer.  Yet soon after she was called in for another meeting, this time with the governor’s chief of staff and general counsel. Bennett said: “At first...
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo accuser Charlotte Bennett’s lawyer expressed outrage toward his aides for allegedly telling her there was no need to investigate him because his inappropriate behavior never got past the “grooming” stage. Bennett’s lawyer, Debra Katz said Friday night that Cuomo’s staff was required by law to investigate the allegations. “When she said, ‘I am terrified, I don’t want you to investigate,’ what they should’ve said is, ‘We have a legal duty to investigate,’” Katz said during an explosive interview on “CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell.” Bennett, in an interview that also aired on the program, revealed that she had complained about Cuomo’s behavior to his special counsel Judith Mogul and chief of staff, Jill DesRosiers, during a meeting last June. She was told, “You came to us before anything serious happened. It was just grooming, and it was not yet considered sexual harassment so for that we do not need to investigate,’” Bennett claimed. It wasn’t immediately clear if Bennett claimed DesRosiers, Mogul or someone else in the room made the statement. New...
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    GOVERNOR Andrew Cuomo had a staff member take his mandatory workplace sexual harassment training course and signed the certificate as if he had completed it, one of his accusers claims. The New York governor's former aide Charlotte Bennett, 25, made the allegation in a bombshell interview aired on CBS on Friday night.  1Governor Andrew Cuomo had a staff member take his mandatory workplace sexual harassment training course, one of his accusers claimsCredit: Getty Images “In 2019, he did not take the sexual harassment training,” Bennett told host Norah O’Donnell. O’Donnell asked, “How do you know that?” “I was there,” Bennett replied.  “I heard Stephanie, say, ‘I can’t believe I’m doing this for you,'” Bennett said, referring to Cuomo’s office director Stephanie Benton. Bennett said she was “making a joke about the fact that she was completing the training for him” when she “heard her at the end ask him to sign the certificate.” Most read in NewsKNOCKED OUTTiger Woods WAS found unconscious in wreck by neighbor who heard horror crashGOV'S DISGRACECuomo to be STRIPPED of emergency powers in wake of scandalsCASH...
    ANDREW Cuomo accuser Charlotte Bennett has branded the New York governor a "textbook abuser" who "let his temper rule the office." In a CBS Evening News interview, that aired on Thursday night, Charlotte Bennett, 25, told anchor Norah O'Donnell about her experience with the governor. 8Charlotte Bennett, 25, was interviewed by CBS on ThursdayCredit: CBS 8Cuomo has said he 'never touched anyone inappropriately'Credit: AP:Associated Press "He is a textbook abuser," the former aide said. "He lets his temper and his anger rule the office, but he was very sweet to me for a year in the hopes that maybe one day, when he came onto me, I would think we were friends or that it was appropriate or that it was okay." Bennett has accused Cuomo of sexual harassment claiming he quizzed her about her sex life after she went to him for help as a survivor of sexual assault. Her claims came three days after Lindsey Boylan, a former aide to the governor, claimed Cuomo kissed her on the lips and suggested they play strip poker. On Friday morning, Boylan called on...
    A 25-year-old former aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has accused him of sexual harassment, called the Democrat a "textbook abuser" in a new interview that aired Friday. "He is a textbook abuser," former aide Charlotte Bennett told CBS’ Norah O’Donnell. "He lets his temper and his anger rule the office, but he was very sweet to me for a year in the hopes that maybe one day, when he came onto me, I would think we were friends or that it was appropriate or that it was okay." CUOMO ACCUSER LINDSEY BOYLAN CALLS ON 'BYSTANDERS' TO ACTIVATE AND 'SAY SOMETHING' Cuomo has apologized after claims from multiple women in recent days that he acted sexually inappropriately towards them, but has denied he was trying to proposition them. It also comes as he faces another brewing scandal over his handling of nursing home deaths during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. Cuomo has said he won't resign. The focus on the Democratic governor comes as CNN has given the sexual harassment accusations against Cuomo more attention over the past...
    Gov. Cuomo accuser Charlotte Bennett said he tasked her with “finding” him a girlfriend — then impatiently asked if she had a day later, according to a newly teased clip of her bombshell interview. Bennett said she was called into the governor’s office on a Saturday, June 6 — one day after she claims he made it clear he wanted to “sleep with me.” “He asked me a few questions about how to use his iPhone and then sends me back to wait,” Bennett said on “CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell” in a segment that aired Friday on “CBS This Morning.” “And finally, he calls me back in and asks if I’ve found him a girlfriend yet.” “I said, ‘Not yet.’ I said I was working on it.” Cuomo’s alleged demand first came when he hauled Bennett, then an executive assistant, into his office to take dictation — but asked her to turn off the recorder. “And then he explains at that point that he is looking for a girlfriend,” she recalled in a portion of the CBS interview...
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