Andrew Cuomo, the governor of the state of New York, has been accused by two women of sexually unwanted behavior. In the New York Times, a 25-year-old woman comes up with an accusation on Saturday, after another woman did all her story about Cuomo‘s misconduct last Wednesday.
Both women worked for the governor. One of them, 25-year-old Charlotte Bennett, tells in the newspaper that she received all kinds of sexual and personal questions from her boss last autumn. So he asked her if she thought age made a difference in relationships, and he had said that he was open to relationships with women in her 20s, which she interpreted as a clear rapprochement with a sexual relationship.
In response to the newspaper, Cuomo said that he believed that he had acted as a mentor and “had never made any advances to Ms. Bennett, nor did I ever intend to act in a way that was inappropriate.” He said he had asked for an independent investigation of the case and asked the New Yorkers to await the findings “before making a judgment.”
Bennett’s account follows another detailed accusation published Wednesday by Lindsey Boylan, a former state economic development official. She accused Cuomo of harassing her on several occasions from 2016 to 2018, giving her an unsolicited kiss on the lips in his office at one point.
Cuomo received an Emmy Founders Award last autumn for his dedication during the coronacrisis. He was awarded for his “effective communication and leadership” during his daily briefings, which were featured on television.