Governor Andrew Cuomo put out a statement Saturday, addressing recent accusations of sexual harassment towards a former aid. In his response to these allegations, Cuomo said:
“I was trying to be a mentor to her. I never made advances toward Ms. Bennett nor did I ever intend to act in any way that was inappropriate. The last thing I would ever have wanted was to make her feel any of the things that are being reported.
“This situation cannot and should not be resolved in the press; I believe the best way to get to the truth is through a full and thorough outside review and I am directing all state employees to comply with that effort. I ask all New Yorkers to await the findings of the review so that they know the facts before making any judgements. I will have no further comment until the review has concluded.”
The Governor also stated, “Ms. Bennett was a hardworking and valued member of our team during COVID. She has every right to speak out.” He concluded, “I will have no further comment until the review has concluded.”
For the full release, click here: Statement From Governor Andrew M. Cuomo | Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (ny.gov)