Cuomo Denies ‘Advances’ Towards Ex-Aide

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)