Political Accountability: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is Put on Blast

by Ryan DeLarme,
February 28th, 2021

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in the Hot Seat, though many are oblivious to this news without the ravenous hounds of the corporate media machine biasedly reporting on every move he makes.

Cuomo was recently accused by a former female employee of sexual harassment, you can read her story in her own words HERE. Now we see another former employee has come forward accusing him of the same behavior.

Charlotte Bennett, 25, told the Times that Cuomo started asking personal questions of a sexual nature last May after previously acting as a mentor. Bennet now says she believes Cuomo was grooming her by taking an interest in her life. Cuomo of course denies harassing Bennett and Bennett DOES say that Cuomo never tried to touch or kiss her. However, Bennett says he asked her when she last hugged someone, if she was monogamous, whether she was sleeping with any of Cuomo’s staffers, and whether she had ever had sex with an older man while telling her he was open to dating women in their twenties. Bennett also said Cuomo focused on her being a rape survivor.

Bennett spoke to the Times after a reporter spotted her tweet commenting on the first former Cuomo staffer to accuse him of sexual harassment, Lindsey Boylan, who accused Cuomo of several instances of harassment and of kissing her, “For those wondering what it’s like to work for the Cuomo admin, read @LindseyBoylan’s story.”

Rocked by the second aide’s allegations, the embattled Andrew Cuomo has asked an ex-federal judge to investigate whether he sexually harassed subordinates, rejecting the wishes of prominent Democrats who believed State Attorney General Letitia James should lead the probe.

Cuomo late Saturday named former U.S. District Judge Barbara Jones, a former law partner of one of the governor’s closest advisers, to review his conduct after Charlotte Bennett became the second former Cuomo aide in a week to allege she was sexually harassed by the governor.

The Biden White House weighed in on Sunday, calling for an independent review, which essentially is supporting Cuomo’s desire to keep this in-house.

“There should be an independent review looking into these allegations, and that’s certainly something he supports and we believe should move forward as quickly as possible,” Press Secretary Jen Psaki told CNN’s State of the Union.

But prominent Democrats, including state Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, had urged Cuomo to follow the state’s tradition and refer the probe to James.

“As has become standard practice in the State of New York when allegations relate directly to the Executive, Governor Cuomo should refer the matter to the Attorney General, who should, in turn, appoint an independent investigator,” Nadler said.

Even New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio has called for a probe into the allegations.

Cuomo, who’s also facing the scandal over COVID-19 nursing home deaths, urged New Yorkers to be patient for Judge Jones’ review to be finished.

Published by Ryan DeLarme

Independent Journalist, Researcher, Creative Writer, Poet, Bum, Fool. <3's

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