A second aide of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has accused him of sexual assault.
Charlotte Bennett, a 25-year-old former executive assistant and health policy adviser to Cuomo, told the NY Times that Cuomo asked her questions about her sex life during a conversation in his State Capitol office.
He also let her know that he was open to relationships with women in their 20s.
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Cuomo says he sees how his remarks could have been misinterpreted.
“At work sometimes I think I am being playful and make jokes that I think are funny. I do, on occasion, tease people in what I think is a good natured way. I do it in public and in private. You have seen me do it at briefings hundreds of times. I have teased people about their personal lives, their relationships, about getting married or not getting married. I mean no offense and only attempt to add some levity and banter to what is a very serious business,” his statement reads in part.
The NY Attorney General will now investigate the new claim.