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Spencer Platt/GettyA second aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has accused him of sexual harassment. Charlotte Bennett, 25, a former executive assistant and health policy adviser in the administration, told The New York Times that Cuomo had asked her multiple questions about her sex life and relationships, including whether she had ever slept with an older man, when the two were alone in his office in June 2020. “I understood that the governor wanted to sleep with me, and felt horribly uncomfortable and scared,” she said. She reported the incident to his chief of staff and gave a statement about the incident to a special counsel’s office, after which, she said, she was transferred to a job on the other side of the Capitol building from the governor. Crude Cuomo’s No Trailblazer, but Just Another of Albany’s Abusive CreepsCuomo told the Times he had been acting as a mentor to Bennett and that she had opened up to him about being a survivor of sexual assault. He did not deny asking her personal questions.Bennett's allegations come shortly after another former aide, Lindsey Boylan, said Cuomo had repeatedly “harassed [me] about my looks” and that the conduct continued “for years,” at one point leaving her in “shock” after the governor allegedly subjected her to an unsolicited kiss. A spokesperson for Cuomo said of Boylan's allegations, “There is simply no truth to these claims.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.