NY officials altered count of nursing home deaths, newspapers report

Yolanda Curtis
March 5, 2021

The former aide is accusing Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment.

She had tweeted earlier about an abusive workplace environment in the administration, but after an unnamed woman reached out to her with a story of being harassed by Cuomo and seeing the possibility of him in the Biden administration being raised, she said, "I didn't think about it at all". The governor did not deny that he asked Bennett personal questions; he said in the statement that he would have no further comment until the review concluded.

Charlotte Bennett told CBS that she doesn't believe Cuomo was merely being flirtatious. She said Cuomo told her he's okay being with anyone over the age of 22, Bennett is 25.

"Without explicitly saying it, he implied to me that I was old enough for him and he was lonely", Bennett said.


An explosive report released by the New York Times on Thursday night alleges that top aides to embattled New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) rewrote a report that was prepared by New York Department of Health Officials in June of 2020 to omit numerous nursing home deaths that had occurred in the state. The governor's office transferred Ms. "I now understand that I acted in a way that made people feel uncomfortable".

"She was the one in that Democratic lawmaker meeting behind closed doors, apologizing to Democratic lawmakers: 'I'm so sorry we kept this information from you". And one activist said he spoke today with Lindsey Boylan and read her message.

"Basically, we froze, because then we were in a position where we weren't sure if what we were going to give to the Department of Justice or what we give to you guys, what we start saying was going to be used against us while we weren't sure if there was going to be an investigation", DeRosa said. "It's not an issue of my feelings". The fact is that he was sexually harassing me and he has not apologized for sexually harassing me.

Bennett's lawyer said the behavior was immediately reported, and is confident that the governor was made aware of this.


Dean, whose in-laws died of COVID-19 in NY long-term care facilities, said, "They have never apologized to the families, 15,000 families that deserve an apology".

New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, D-Bronx, speaks during a news conference June 23, 2015, at the Capitol in Albany.

The governor insisted this week that he never touched anyone inappropriately. The Governor repeatedly said he had no idea he made anyone uncomfortable. Cuomo's chief of staff.

The allegations by Bennett, Boylan and a third woman - Anna Ruch, 33, who says Cuomo grabbed her face and kissed her at a Manhattan wedding reception in 2019 - are the subject of a pending probe by an independent law firm to be selected by Attorney General Letitia James. Al Franken to resign following accusations of sexual misconduct in 2017. She was consulted regarding the resolution, and expressed satisfaction and appreciation for the way in which it was handled.


Boylan elaborated on her accusations in a February 24 Medium post in which she said Cuomo once suggested a game of strip poker and on another occasion kissed her without her consent.

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