Charlotte Bennett Describes Sexual Harassment by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in TV Interview

HeadlineMar 05, 2021

One of three women who have accused Cuomo of sexual misconduct gave her first TV interview Thursday. Former aide Charlotte Bennett told CBS News anchor Norah O’Donnell that Governor Cuomo repeatedly made inappropriate comments to her — including questions about whether her experience with sexual assault had impacted her sex life.

Charlotte Bennett: “He asked me if age difference mattered. He also explained that he was fine with anyone over 22.”

Norah O’Donnell: “And how old are you?”

Charlotte Bennett: “Twenty-five.”

Norah O’Donnell: “What were you thinking as he’s asking you these questions?”

Charlotte Bennett: “I thought, ’He’s trying to sleep with me. The governor’s trying to sleep with me. And I’m deeply uncomfortable, and I have to get out of this room as soon as possible.’”

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