#Roommates, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently addressed the sexual misconduct allegations against him, as a second former aide of his has come forward. In addition to fully denying the allegations, Andrew Cuomo also offered an apology, while acknowledging that some things he said in the past were taken as “unwanted flirtation.”
@CNN reports, just hours after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo asked the New York attorney general and the chief judge of the New York Court of Appeals to jointly select an independent attorney to conduct “a thorough review” of sexual harassment claims against him—he followed it up with an official statement regarding the allegations.
“I acknowledge some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation. To the extent anyone felt that way, I am truly sorry about that,” he said. The most recent allegations against Cuomo come from Charlotte Bennett, 25, a former aide who stated that during one of multiple uncomfortable encounters with him, Cuomo allegedly asked her questions about her sex life during a conversation in his office at the State Capitol, while also saying he was open to relationships with women in their 20s.
In response, Andrew Cuomo stated:
“The last thing I would ever have wanted was to make her feel any of the things that are being reported. She came to me and opened up about being a sexual assault survivor…and I tried to be supportive and helpful.”
Earlier this month, former aide Lindsey Boylan alleged that Cuomo invited her to “play strip poker” during a flight back in 2017, and in 2018 “stunned” her by kissing her during a meeting. However, four other people who were on the flight confirmed that no such conversation took place.
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