Charlotte Bennett, a former aide to disgraced ex-New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, is once again seeking justice.
This time, she has filed a lawsuit against New York State, claiming the state government is accountable for Cuomo’s alleged sexual harassment and the inaction of his aides.
This new lawsuit follows Bennett’s previous legal action against Cuomo and members of his executive staff last September. In the prior lawsuit, Bennett accused Cuomo and his staff of retaliation after she reported his alleged misconduct.
The current lawsuit targets the state, claiming responsibility for sexual harassment and retaliation.
Bennett’s allegations against Cuomo are disturbing, including sexualized comments about her appearance, humiliating tasks, and invasive questions about her personal life.
Cuomo allegedly expressed his loneliness and willingness to date someone over the age of 21, despite Bennett being 25 at the time.
Moreover, Bennett accused Cuomo of making “sexual advances” and recalled an incident on June 25, 2020, during which Cuomo compared her mask movement while breathing to the monsters in the movie “Predator.”
Cuomo has consistently denied the allegations, with spokesperson Rita Glavin claiming that he “didn’t harass anyone” and that evidence supporting him was suppressed.
In Bennett’s initial lawsuit, she alleged that Cuomo’s staff, including Jill DesRosiers, Melissa DeRosa, and Judith Mogul, were complicit in the harassment.
Bennett claims she was transferred to a lower-ranking position after reporting the harassment.