Bennett was asked if Cuomo was trying to sleep with him because of it.
“Without clearly saying that, he notified me that I was enough for him and that he was alone,” Bennett said.
Bennett said the governor told her he was looking for a girlfriend and he asked if she was sensitive to intimacy. She said he took the dictation last June when she was in Cuomo’s office fees.
“And then he explains that at the moment, he’s looking for a girlfriend. He’s lonely, he’s bored,” Bennett said.
“He asked if I enjoy being with someone because of my trauma.” Bennett added that he had previously told the governor he had a history of sexual assault.
Bennett also said that Cuomo asked him if the age difference in the relationship was significant, saying that he was “good with anyone over the age of 22.”
She told the Times that she interpreted the exchange – which she said happened in June, when the state was preparing to fight the epidemic – which the newspaper called “clearly advancing sexual relations”.
Bennett said he feels ashamed when he thinks of coming forward with a claim. “I think people put a put on a woman to stop that conversation,” Bennett said. “And by answering, I was somehow participating in it or enabling it, when in fact I was just scared.”
“Now I understand that I acted in a way that made people feel uncomfortable. He was a stranger and I sincerely and deeply apologize for that. I feel horrible about him, and frankly, I’m ashamed of him, and he Not easy to say but “it’s true,” Cuomo said.
In a statement issued after Cumo’s apology Wednesday, in which he did not name Bennett, Bennett’s attorney, Debra Katz, said the news conference was “full of false and misleading information” and denied Cumomo’s claim that he did not know. He was upsetting anyone.
“My client, Charlotte Bennett, reported her sexually harassing behavior immediately to her Chief of Staff and Chief Counsel. Take action on Mr. Bennett’s serious allegations or take action to ensure corrective action is taken in violation of his legal requirements, ”Katz said.
Bennett said she watched Cuomo’s television briefing.
“It’s not an apology. It’s not an issue of my feelings. It’s an issue of his actions,” he said. “The fact is that he was sexually harassing me and he has not apologized for sexually harassing me. And he can’t even use my name.”
The second part of Bennett’s interview on CBS Friday was “CBS This Morning.” Intended to be broadcast on
Bennett was the second woman to come forward with allegations of sexual harassment against Kuomo. Lindsay Boyle, a former aide to the governor, accused Boylo of kissing her on the lips in 2018 after Kuomo gave one briefing after another at her New York City office fee.
“And I think it’s really unfortunate, but probably necessary,” he said.
Another woman, Anna Ruch, told the Times – in an account that a friend told CNN. Confirms – that Cuomo made an unexpected progress towards her during a crowded wedding ceremony in New York City in 2019.
The rest of the investigation could take months to complete, and Cuomo captured the spotlight of the news conference in an attempt to force him against the call to resign immediately.
“I never knew at the time that I was feeling uncomfortable with anyone,” he said.