The 25-year-old woman said she was alone with the governor in his office on June 5 when he asked if she slept with an older man. Bennett said the governor never made a physical advance but his questions clearly suggested unprofessional contact.
“I understood that the governor wanted to sleep with me, and felt horribly uncomfortable and scared,” Bennett told the Times. “And was wondering how I was going to get out of it and assumed it was the end of my job.”
The New York governor released a statement Saturday evening announcing an independent review of the latest allegations, but denied making “advances toward Ms. Bennett,” who he called a “hardworking and valued member of our team during COVID.” That review will be conducted by former federal judge Barbara Jones, Cuomo’s special counsel said.
“I ask all New Yorkers to await the findings of the review so that they know the facts before any judgments. I will have no further comment until the review has concluded,” his statement ended.