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NY Governor 2nd former aide accuses

Andrew Cuomo has leveled claims of sexual harassment

Andrew Cuomo has leveled claims of sexual harassment File Photo

Desk Report (Channel TT) A second former aide to Andrew Cuomo has leveled claims of sexual harassment against the New York governor, saying he asked "questions about her sex life, whether she was monogamous in her relationships and if she had ever had sex with older men," according to a new report.

Charlotte Bennett, a former executive assistant and health policy adviser, described to The New York Times a conversation with Cuomo where he asked her personal questions about her sex life and whether she had slept with older men. She left the governor's office last November, months after the alleged harassment occurred during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

The 25-year-old woman said she was alone with the governor in his office on June 5 when he asked if she slept with an older man. Bennett said the governor never made a physical advance but his questions clearly suggested unprofessional contact.

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.

Former aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo accuses him of sexual harassment, toxic environment. Lindsey Boylan, a former adviser to New York's Democratic governor Andrew Cuomo, has accused her former boss of committing "years" of sexual harassment against her. For three and a half years, Boylan served Cuomo as his deputy secretary for economic development and special adviser.