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CAUTION: Charlotte Bennett’s account of what allegedly occurred between her and Governor Cuomo is disturbing. Reader discretion is advised.
Charlotte Bennett, the third woman to accuse New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) didn’t mince words during her exclusive Thursday interview with CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell; telling viewers that the media played a role in making him feel “untouchable” and enabled him to sexually harass her. And as she went into detail about what allegedly happened in his office, she revealed a whole host of gross and disgusting actions from Cuomo.
At the top of the video, O’Donnell set the tone by confirming with Bennett that it was clear Cuomo was “propositioning” her for sex. From there, the anchor asked if the special attention Cuomo was getting from the media had “emboldened” him, and Bennett affirmed it:
BENNETT: The pandemic was obviously stressful for all of us. And he was on TV nearly every day talking about it.
O’DONNELL: So, you think all this national attention may have emboldened him?
BENNETT: Absolutely. I think he felt like he was untouchable in a lot of ways.
Via a voice-over, O’Donnell described how Cuomo “became fixated, repeating over and over again her history as a sexual assault survivor.” And speaking in Cuomo’s cadence, Bennett recounted a gross May 15, 2020 encounter: “So he goes, ‘you were raped. You were raped. You were raped and abused and assaulted.’”