New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been living on the edge ever since numerous women have stepped forward to claim they were victims of his sexual harassment.
According to a top Democratic state leader, Cuomo has one final straw left.
New York’s State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins told the state’s local news channel that he’s finished if one more accuser comes forward.
In an interview with, “Capital Tonight,” based in Albany, New York, she said that if any more women come forward with allegations, she would call on Cuomo to resign.
Alternatively, she said she could call on the governor to step down after New York Attorney General Letitia James had finished an investigation — though it’s being reported by The New York Post that the investigation is expected to take weeks.
Stewart-Cousins’ declaration came just as CBS News released a jaw-dropping interview with one of Cuomo’s accusers.
Charlotte Bennett spoke with CBS News’ Norah O’Donnell about her troubling experiences with the governor in a shocking tell-all.
Bennett said that Cuomo had been “propositioning” her for sex.
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“I thought, he’s trying to sleep with me,” she explained. “The governor’s trying to sleep with me and I’m deeply uncomfortable and I have to get out of this room as soon as possible.”
She went on to say that she gathered he was “lonely” and “tired,” therefore seeking relationships with anyone over 22 — which included Bennett who had previously been a rape victim.
And Bennett ultimately rejected Cuomo’s public apology, which had been largely dismissed by the public as insincere as well as being rejected by the two other accusers — Lindsey Boylan and Anna Ruch.
Charlotte Bennett, a former staff member for New York Governor Cuomo, details what she says was clear sexual harassment by the governor.
“I thought he's trying to sleep with me. The governor's trying to sleep with me," Bennett said. pic.twitter.com/y65zdmRJxI
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When State Sen. Stewart-Cousins had asked about her thoughts on the interview, Stewart-Cousins explained she was saddened by the discussion.
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“It’s heartbreaking in a number of ways,” she told local station NY1. “The fact that we are here at this time in 2021 really having this conversation.”
“I didn’t get a chance to see the entire interview but it’s clear that you know she’s traumatized in a profound way.”
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