Politics Cuomo accuser says she thought he was propositioning her
‘Hard to see the path out’: Cuomo besieged as crises grow
"It appears he's earned himself a primary," said New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams.Now, two months later, he’s embroiled in two major scandals and facing a daily onslaught of questions about deaths in nursing homes, accusations of sexual impropriety and growing speculation that his political career may be in jeopardy.
Charlotte Bennett, who has accused New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) of sexual harassment, says she felt that Cuomo was propositioning her for sex.
"I thought he's trying to sleep with me," Bennett said during an exclusive interview on CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell.
Bennett, a former aide to Cuomo, said that Cuomo asked her questions that made her feel "deeply uncomfortable.
"The governor's trying to sleep with me," she recalled thinking. "And I'm deeply uncomfortable and I have to get out of this room as soon as possible."
When asked what made her felt like Cuomo wanted to have sex with her, Bennett replied, "without explicitly saying it, he implied to me that I was old enough for him and he was lonely."
New York lawmakers are calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign following sexual harassment allegations
New York Rep. Kathleen Rice is the first Democrat in New York's congressional delegation to call on Cuomo to resign over the allegations.Two former staffers accused Cuomo of unwanted sexual advances over the weekend.
Bennett, 25, is one of three women to accuse Cuomo of sexual harassment. She told that Cuomo, 63, asked her several personal questions when they were alone, and suggested that he was opening to having relationships with women in their 20s.
Cuomofor making people feel "uncomfortable."
"I now understand that I acted in a way that made people feel uncomfortable. It was unintentional, and I truly and deeply apologize for it," Cuomo said.
New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) is currently investigating the accusations against Cuomo.
Lindsey Boylan Says She's Not Focused on Punishing Andrew Cuomo, 'I Just Want the Abuse to Stop' .
Boylan said she was moved to speak out against the governor after seeing he had been floated to lead the U.S. Justice Department under President Joe Biden.When asked what she thought of Cuomo's response to the allegations, Lindsey Boylan, a former aide for the governor, told Harper's Bazaar, "I just want the abuse to stop. I'm really not focused on punishment. I'm focused on accountability.