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Cuomo Has Second Accuser Step Forward, Where Is #MeToo?

Cuomo Has Second Accuser Step Forward, Where Is #MeToo?

We were spectators to the drama that unfolded in the Kavanaugh saga; even Governor Cuomo said that a woman must be believed, but now that he is on the receiving end of this, suddenly women should not be believed. Amazing, #MeToo, who destroyed the lives of so many, just on mere accusations, now are silent, sitting on their hands; where are they?

In 2018, Cuomo said “we believe” the sexual assault allegations made by Christine Blasey Ford against then-Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh and called Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court a “sad day for our country.”

At the time, Cuomo used the moment to call on Americans to vote out Republicans. (Kavanaugh has long denied the claims.)

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The second accuser, Charlotte Bennett, a health policy adviser in the Democratic governor’s administration until November, told the New York Times Cuomo asked her inappropriate questions about her sex life, including whether she ever had sex with older men.

The 25-year-old former aide added Cuomo, 63, confided he was open to relationships with women in their 20s.

Bennett’s allegations come in the same week another former aide outlined claims of unwanted sexual advances in a blog post.

Charlotte Bennett, 25, claimed Cuomo asked if she would have sex with older men. Credit: Twitter

Cuomo, who denies wrongdoing, said he had asked Clinton-appointed federal judge Barbara Jones to examine claims by two ex-staffers.

But senior politicians in Cuomo’s own party said this was not enough and demanded a “truly independent” investigation.

Last night Charlotte Bennett, 25, claimed her 63-year-old boss quizzed her about her sex life after she went to him for help as a survivor of sexual assault.

She told the New York Times Cuomo asked if her she was monogamous in her relationships and if she had ever had sex with older men.

“I understood that the governor wanted to sleep with me, and felt horribly uncomfortable and scared,” she said.

“And was wondering how I was going to get out of it and assumed it was the end of my job.”

She said she left the governor’s office in November following the alleged harassment, which came during the height of the Covid pandemic.

Charlotte’s claims came three days after another ex-aide, Lindsey Boylan, claimed Cuomo kissed her on the lips and suggested they play strip poker.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a press conference before the opening of a mass COVID-19 vaccination site in the Queens borough of New York, on Feb. 24, 2021. – The site run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), along with another in Brooklyn, gives priority to local residents in an effort to equitably distribute the vaccine. (Photo by SETH WENIG/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Bennett told NYT that Cuomo did not touch her but that his intentions were clearly sexual in nature.

“I understood that the governor wanted to sleep with me and felt horribly uncomfortable and scared,” she told the Times. “And was wondering how I was going to get out of it and assumed it was the end of my job.”

Former aide Lindsey Boylan has also accused Cuomo of sexual harassment, including unwanted kissing. She originally accused Cuomo of improper conduct in a December tweet thread. She provided details of her allegations in a Medium post Wednesday.

Cuomo has been under a barrage of criticism after a report revealed he hid the number of people who died of coronavirus in nursing homes to avoid discovery by the federal government. Democratic New York Assemblyman Ron Kim has said the governor berated him and demonstrated “abusive behavior” during a “shouting match” phone call.

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Kim has said the New York State Assembly is “inching toward” an impeachment probe and that he is willing to cooperate with any federal investigation into Cuomo’s mishandling of nursing homes.

As we have seen time after time, morals and outrage over unwanted sexual advances exist, but only if conservatives are involved. If liberal leaders are swept under the rug, the women threw away like useless trash, and the press moves on to the next conservative outrage. Give it time; soon, something will come up that will turn attention away from Cuomo and others. They need to keep the nation’s attention on Trump and the GOP.

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About The Author

Timothy Benton

Student of history, a journalist for the last 2 years. Specialize in Middle East History, more specifically modern history with the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Also, a political commentator has been a lifetime fan of politics.

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