In his latest tensions with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling for a “full investigation” into claims of the “disgusting, creepy” sexual harassment by his fellow Democrat.
“It sickened me, it sickened me,” de Blasio said Monday, per Fox News. “The thought of a powerful man trying to take advantage of his power, intimidate a young woman and just the sense that he was treating her like — again these are allegations and we need a full investigation — but if that was what truly happened it was like he was treating her like she was his property. Just disgusting, creepy.”
Cuomo downplayed the latest allegations from former staffer Charlotte Bennett, including probing questions about her sex life, saying he was “being playful” and “made jokes” he considered “funny.”
“Sexual harassment is not funny,” de Blasio rebuked, per Fox News. “Who the hell tries to explain that by saying I was just joking around?
“I’ve seen him be abusive in a way that would not be accepted by anyone in leadership.”
Another former top aide, Lindsey Boylan, has alleged Cuomo kissed her on the lips without warning and talked about wanting to play “strip poker” with her.
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