Mary Margaret Olohan
In a clip released by New York Attorney General Letitia James, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo can be heard attempting to sing “Do You Love Me” to a female aide over the phone.
Accuser Charlotte Bennett can be heard at the beginning of the Oct. 4, 2019 recording saying to Cuomo, “Hi governor, this is Charlotte,” before Cuomo began singing, “Do you love me” to her over the phone. She laughed uncomfortably as they discussed how she was unfamiliar with the song.
“Do you love me? Do you really love me? Do you love me? Do you care,” Cuomo sang at the aide, who was in her 20’s at the time and worked as an executive assistant and a health policy adviser in Cuomo’s office.
“You don’t know that song,” he says to her, “It’s before your time,” to which she responds, “It’s before my time, but I appreciate the singing.”
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The investigation found that Cuomo “sexually harassed a number of State employees through unwelcome and unwanted touching, as well as by making numerous offensive and sexually suggestive comments” and that this conduct “was part of a pattern of behavior that extended to his interactions with others outside of State government.”
He also said that he “did not recall ever singing any part of a song to Ms. Bennett, including ‘Do You Love Me?’ by the Contours, going so far as to say ‘I don’t even know that song,’” according to a report on the investigation.
Cuomo’s office has not responded to requests for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation. Bennett, who came forward in February and accused Cuomo of propositioning her for sex, also did not respond to requests for comment.
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