Cuomo Victim Charlotte Bennett Opens Up About Sexual Harassment Allegations in Raw Interview
Very interesting now. The joe biden. Although kamala harris the leader of the i believe her caucus has yet to say anything about cuomo fascinating times we live in. Don't we joe biden is said. Oh yeah no need to have an investigation while there were two women that accused joe biden. One woman by the name of lucy florez another by the name of tara reade tara reade in a recent interview actually said that a biden aide told her we will blanking destroy you. Well sounds a little bit. Like ron kim statement about andrew cuomo but the issue is real and it seems like the i believe her caucus only become believers. If it's a republican that they're accusing for whatever political purposes. They are gender they have at the time and we saw what happened in the cavenaugh case. That's why i'm consistent. I don't rush the judgment and we believe in due process anyway. One of the accusers charlotte bennett. Is we talked about earlier today. Went on cbs news and talked about governor cuomo and what she believed he was trying to do and everybody that i've talked to bell choose extremely credible. Here's how it went down governor. Cuomo said that he has never propositioned anybody. Do you believe that he was propositioning. You yes for what sex. The pandemic was obviously stressful for all of us and he was on tv nearly every day talking about it here on book good so you think all this national attention may have emboldened him absolutely. I think he felt like he was untouchable. In a lot of ways then it says their professional relationship took a turn on may fifteenth when she alleges. The governor started asking her about her love. Life and then became fixated repeating over and over again. History is a sexual assault survivor. So he goes. You were raped. you were raped. You were raped and abused and assaulted. another key. encounter happened on june fifth. When bennett says she was called into cuomo's office to take dictation and he told her to turn off the tape recorder and then he explains at that point that he is looking for a girlfriend. He's lonely he's tired. You've just finished dictation and the governor is telling you he's lonely and looking for a relationship yes he asked if i had trouble enjoying being with someone because of my drama. This seems highly inappropriate. Yeah the governor. Asked me if i was sensitive fantasy in his office yes during the workday you have been quoted as saying that he also asked you about. If you've ever been with an older man. Yeah he asked me. If age difference mattered. He also explained that he was fine with anyone over twenty two. And how old are you. Twenty five what were you thinking. He's asking you these questions. I thought he's trying to sleep with me. The governor is trying to sleep with me. And i'm deeply uncomfortable and have to get out of this room as soon as possible and to be clear. What made you think that he was trying to sleep with you without explicitly saying it. He implied to me. That i was old enough for him and he was lonely. How did you respond to those questions. I responded honestly. And when i was even thinking of coming forward i think that was where i held the most shame and that like i really was uncomfortable. Why did you feel shame. I feel like people the onus on the woman to shut that conversation down by answering. I was somehow engaging in that or enabling it when in fact i was just terrified. People will watch this and say why didn't you get up and leave. It didn't feel like i had a choice. He's your boss is my boss. He's everyone's boss. Governor cuomo said in a statement that what he said may have been misinterpreted. Did you misinterpret him. No i understood him out in clear just didn't go the way he planned. I never know at the time. I was making anyone feel uncomfortable. Did you watch governor. cuomo's apology it's not an apology. It's not an issue of my feelings. It's an issue of his actions. The fact is that he was sexually harassing me and he has not apologized for sexually harassing me. And he can't even use my name.