Cuomo Accuser Who Blamed Media for Emboldening Him Speaks Out

Nicholas Fondacaro | August 3, 2021
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Back in March, former staffer and sexual harassment victim Charlotte Bennett told CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell that the praise New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) received from the media “absolutely” made him feel “untouchable.” And on Tuesday, she spoke to CBS again to say that the newly released New York attorney general report confirming all of the allegations from his many victims was “validating and really emotional.”

Throughout the pre-recorded interview, O’Donnell teed up Bennett to slap down the petty tyrant. The CBS anchor even suggested Cuomo was gaslighting his victim:

O’DONNELL: The governor admitted that he asked you questions that he doesn't normally ask people because you told him you are a survivor of sexual assault. Do you think he's gaslighting you is?

BENNETT: Absolutely. He’s trying to justify himself by making me out to be someone who can't tell the difference between sexual harassment and mentorship. We have a report. We have the facts. The governor broke federal and state law when he sexually harassed me and current and former staffers.


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