Cuomo sorry for remarks aide 'misinterpreted' as harassment
By day's end, Cuomo acquiesced to demands that Attorney General Letitia James control the inquiry. Calls for an investigation mounted after a second former employee of Cuomo's administration went public Saturday with harassment claims. AdHer accusation came days after another former aide, Lindsey Boylan, a former economic development adviser, elaborated on harassment allegations she first made in December. New York’s two U.S. senators, Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, both said an independent investigation was essential. AdJames fueled some of that criticism by issuing a report saying the Cuomo administration had undercounted deaths.
2nd former aide accuses Cuomo of sexual harassment
Cuomo subjected her to an unwanted kiss during years of sexual harassment have spurred calls for an investigation and questions about who might meaningfully conduct one. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, Pool, File)NEW YORK – A second former aide said she was sexually harassed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who responded with a statement Saturday saying he never made advances toward her and never intended to be inappropriate. “I understood that the governor wanted to sleep with me, and felt horribly uncomfortable and scared,” Bennett told the Times. Bennett told the newspaper she decided not to push for any further action by the administration.