ANDREW Cuomo demanded one of woman who has accused him of sexual harassment to sing as part of a “hazing”, her lawyer has claimed.
Charlotte Bennett, 25, is one of eight women who have come forward allege misconduct on the part of the New York Governor and it’s claimed he insisted she memorize the lyrics to Danny Boy.Cuomo wanted Charlotte Bennett to sing 'Danny Boy'Credit: CBS An aide stepped in to stop what was described as the 'hazing'Credit: AP
Cuomo's former aide has in the past accused him of sexual harassment, claiming that he asked her about her sex life and whether she ever had sex with older men.
Her attorney has now told CBS the governor asked her client to learn the lyrics to “Danny Boy”.
He them demanded she sing it for members of the senior staff, including secretary to the governor, Melissa DeRosa.
“It’s a bizarre request, but he says, ‘I want you to memorize these lyrics,'” attorney Debra Katz said.
“She says, ‘I don’t want to sing ‘Danny Boy.” He says, ‘Sing ‘Danny Boy,”” Katz said.
Seeing that Bennett was unsettled, DeRosa, stepped and said “you’re hazing her”, claims Katz.Bennett has called Cuomo a 'textbook abuser' in the pastCredit: Twitter
“The governor then starts booming the song ‘Danny Boy’ and he’s singing himself and saying, ‘Sing with me,’” the attorney said.
Bennet has branded the New York governor a "textbook abuser" who "let his temper rule the office."
Her claims came three days after Lindsey Boylan, a former aide to the governor, alleged Cuomo kissed her on the lips and suggested they play strip poker.
On Friday, Boylan compared an embrace from him to one from Star Wars villain Jabba the Hutt.
The 36-year-old has alleged that Cuomo, 63, subjected her to harassment that included kissing her “on the lips” and going out of his way to touch her.
Who has accused Gov. Cuomo of sexual harassment?
EIGHT women have accused Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment:
Lindsey Boylan - The former aide claims that the governor had kissed her on the lips in 2017 and went out of his way to touch her on her lower back, arms, and legs.
Charlotte Bennett - Cuomo's former aide has accused him of sexual harassment claiming that he asked her about her sex life and whether she ever had sex with older men.
Anna Ruch - A third woman, Anna Ruch, also came forward and told The New York Times that Cuomo touched her lower back, then grabbed her cheeks and asked to kiss her at a September 2019 wedding.
Ana Liss - Ms Liss was the fouth former Cuomo staffer to claim sexual harassment saying that the governor asked her if she had a boyfriend and that he once toucher her lower back at an event
Karen Hinton - Cuomo's former aide claims that he "touched her inappropriately" and that he summoned her to his "dimly-lit" hotel room and hugged her after a work event about 21 years ago.
Jessica Bakeman - The former Albany statehouse reporter claims she was sexually harassed by Como on multiple occasions from the start of her career in 2012.
Valerie Bauman - Claimed the governor made her "feel uncomfortable" when she was covering state politics in Albany.
Alyssa McGrath - The executive assistant working in the governor's office is the first current aide to speak out, alleging Cuomo "would ogle her body, remark on her looks, and make suggestive comments".
She has now tweeted a picture of Jabba squeezing a repulsed-looking Princess Leia with the words: “Just the good old office welcome to women in the governor’s office of New York.”
In response to Boylan’s tweet, another accuser Ana Liss tweeted “TFW he’s approaching your desk” with a gif of a shaking glass.
Alyssa McGrath, an executive assistant to the New York governor, recently became the eighth woman to come forward alleging sexual harassment by Cuomo.
He would also make suggestive comments to her and another aide she worked with, she alleged.
The Sun Online has approached Cuomo’s office for comment but he has in the past denied all the allegations made against him.