REPORT: Ex-Cuomo Aide Tells CBS She Was ‘Groomed’ for Sex

NEW YORK (Newsmax) — Charlotte Bennett, 25, a former executive assistant to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, is making her first televised allegations, saying she believes she was being “groomed” for sex.

Bennett’s exclusive interview with Norah O’Donnell on “CBS Evening News” is set to air Thursday.

In a preview posted on Twitter, O’Donnell details how Bennett repeats the claims that Cuomo, 63, “asked her about her sex life” and whether “she had sex with older men” and “told her he was lonely.”

Also, O’Donnell said, Bennett “talks about how she believes that Gov. Cuomo groomed her.

“Ms. Bennett’s concerns were treated with sensitivity and respect and in accordance with applicable law and policy,” Cuomo adviser Beth Garvey said in a statement, according to¬†the New York Post. “She was consulted regarding the resolution, and expressed satisfaction and appreciation for the way in which it was handled.”

Bennett lawyer Debra Katz says the allegations have “derailed her career.”

Bennett left the $55,000-a-year job in the Cuomo administration in November, per the Post.

“I understood that the governor wanted to sleep with me, and felt horribly uncomfortable and scared,” Bennett has claimed, per the report.

In his first public remarks about the allegations of three women, Cuomo gave an apology for “unintentionally” making women feel “uncomfortable,” and said he was “embarrassed,” but he denied “inappropriate” touching.

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MARTIAL LAW IN AMERICA? National Guard may enforce stay at home orders, says Defense Secretary

WASHINGTON — If Americans refuse to abide by individual states’ stay-at-home orders as the Coronavirus pandemic rages on, the National Guard may be called in to force individuals indoors, says Defense Secretary Mark Esper.

Esper, during an appearance with CBS Evening News Tuesday night, said the extreme measure is a very real possibility.

“That would be an option for the governors,” Esper said when asked if home through force orders were a possibility.

“You know, we typically think of [the] National Guard dealing with a hurricane in a state or a series of tornadoes,” Esper continued. “In this case right now, we have 54 hurricanes out there in every single state and territory, and we know they’re going to grow in size and in their power.”

Last month the Trump administration confirmed it was considering mobilizing the National Guard and Reserve at the federal level to help combat the Coronavirus, which, as of Wednesday afternoon, had claimed 204,637 lives in the United States.

If the National Guard should be federalized, guardsmen would be put under control of the president, rather than their state governors.
To date, 18 governors have already activated more than 1,500 guardsmen to assist with the U.S. response to the virus.

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