NEW YORK, New York (WIVB) – The second of three women to file a sexual harassment complaint against New York Governor Andrew Kumo has told CBS News.
In an interview with CSS’s Nora Odonel, 25, Charlotte Bennett appeared to have recovered from her sexual assault last May.
“So he goes, ‘You have been raped. You were raped. You have been raped and injured You have been assaulted. He asked me if it was difficult for me to be with someone because of the tragedy. The governor asked me if I was close on a working day.
Three weeks later On June 5, Cuomo announced that he was looking for a girlfriend and asked if she was with an older man. “I thought he was trying to sleep with me. The governor is trying to sleep with me, and I am very uncomfortable and should leave this room as soon as possible. ”
Bennett sent a text message to CBS about the incident last spring. That week she informed the superiors and a week later she moved to the opposite side of the capital.
Governor Kumo is believed to be the plaintiff, who said on Wednesday that he wanted to apologize directly. I did not know when I would make her feel comfortable. Said Kumo. “I never thought of it that way. If someone is uncomfortable, if someone is in pain, if someone is upset I feel very bad and I apologize. ”
But Bennett did not apologize. “I’m not sorry. This is not a matter of my feelings but of his actions.
When asked what Bennett would say to skeptical viewers, it is difficult to tell the story when it is true. “I can’t imagine lying here,” Bennett said.
Komo said on Wednesday: “I do not believe I can do anything to be ashamed of my public service. I didn’t know she was making it comfortable at the time. I feel like I did. ”
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