Ex-Cuomo aide gave 120 pages of contemporaneous notes in sexual misconduct investigation, lawyer says

Ex-Cuomo aide gave 120 pages of contemporaneous notes in sexual misconduct investigation, lawyer says
Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Andrew Cuomo offers restrained apology after accused of sexual harassment — but refuses to resign

Charlotte Bennett, a former aide to Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday spoke with investigators for four hours, her attorney says, and provided 120 pages of contemporaneous notes about what she says is the sexual harassment she experienced from the New York Democrat.

"One piece of new information that came to light today was the Governor's preoccupation with his hand size," her attorney, Debra Katz said in a statement, "and what the large size of his hands indicated to Charlotte and other members of his staff."

Bennett "detailed her allegations of sexual harassment" and in addition to the 120 pages of contemporaneous notes also gave investigators "other examples of documentary evidence," Katz's statement reads.

"She also provided details about the sexually hostile environment the Governor fostered in both his Manhattan and Albany offices and his deliberate efforts to create rivalries and tension among female staffers on whom he bestowed attention."

Last month The New York Times reported Bennett "is accusing [Cuomo] of sexual harassment, saying that he asked her questions about her sex life, whether she was monogamous in her relationships and if she had ever had sex with older men."

She also "said the governor had asked her numerous questions about her personal life, including whether she thought age made a difference in romantic relationships, and had said that he was open to relationships with women in their 20s — comments she interpreted as clear overtures to a sexual relationship."

Cuomo has apologized, is refusing to resign, and says he never touched anyone inappropriately. "I did not do what has been alleged," Cuomo said last week. Approximately 70 state and national lawmakers have called on Cuomo to resign.

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