Charlotte Bennett, former New York Deputy Governor Andrew Cuomo, and one of 11 women accusing him of sexual misconduct, asked Wednesday the immediate impeachment of the official.
“September is not soon enough,” Bennett, 25, told the show. Good Morning America, de ABC News
“This has to happen now. It is a danger, “he added.
On August 3, a months-long investigation by New York State Attorney General Letitia James, found that Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, including current and former employees.
The investigation concluded that 11 women were telling the truth when they stated that Cuomo had touched them inappropriately, or that he had made comments about their appearance or their private lives.
Among those who accuse Cuomo is a collaborator who pointed out that he touched his chest in the governor’s mansion, as well as a state police assigned to the security of the state president who said that the official passed his hand over his belly and back.
Many of the women said they feared retaliation if they reported the governor’s conduct, investigators said.
On at least one occasion, Cuomo staff took action “that had the purpose to discredit and discredit ” to an accuser: Lindsey Boylan, the first former employee to publicly accuse him of harassment, according to the investigation.
Following the announcement, Cuomo released a recorded video in which he denied any sexual misconduct and addressed Bennett directly.
“It was not an apology and he did not take responsibility for his actions,” Bennett said.
“He blamed me and said that I simply misunderstood what he had said,” he concluded.
Cuomo also faces strong pressure to resign, including from President Joe Biden and other former Democratic allies.
“I think I should quit.”Biden told the press on Tuesday, a message similar to those enunciated by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, and the federal senators of New York, Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, all Democrats.
With information from the ANSA and AP agency