Cuomo calls for independent review after second former aide accuses him of sexual harassment

NBC News

By Dennis Romero
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks before the opening of a mass Covid-19 vaccination site in Queens on Feb. 24, 2021.Seth Wenig / Pool via AFP - Getty Images

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday called for an independent review of allegations by a former aide that he sexually harassed her on the job. He denied the accusations, and said all of his staff would cooperate with the review, to be conducted by a retired federal judge that his office chose.

The aide, Charlotte Bennett, is the second to come forward since December to make such allegations. The New York Times reported her allegations Saturday, writing that Bennett, 25, said he made overtures about having a sexual relationship with her.

The Times reported that Bennett — a former executive assistant and health policy adviser in the Cuomo administration — said Cuomo asked her about her sex life and whether she had slept with older men.

Cuomo, 63, issued a statement Saturday evening in which he denied treating her that way.

Publish : 2021-02-28 12:22:00

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