Gov. Cuomo is the guest of honor today at a weekend grilling.

He was to be quizzed by investigators Saturday as part of the state probe into sexual harassment claims by his female aides.

Outside lawyers hired by state Attorney General Tish James will have Cuomo on the hot seat in Albany, although the time and place have not been announced.

James hired former Manhattan US Attorney Joon Kim and Anne Clark, a leading employment lawyer, to lead the probe.

The governor reportedly prepped with his own lawyers this week to prepare for the questioning.

Cuomo is being represented by Rita Glavin, a former US Department of Justice official.

He was expected to answer questions under oath, the Albany Times Union reported.

Four of Cuomo’s accusers were issued subpoenas in May to testify in the AG’s inquiry.

Lindsay Boylan, a former aide, became the first woman to accuse Cuomo of misconduct in a series of tweets in December. She then wrote about her time working for the governor on the website Medium, saying he kissed her on the lips in his Manhattan office in 2018.

Lindsey Boylan
Lindsay Boylan’s allegations against Cuomo opened the floodgates for other women.
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Charlotte Bennett, 26, a former aide, said she believed Cuomo tried to proposition her in 2020 after he asked her probing questions about her sex life.

“I thought, he’s trying to sleep with me. The governor’s trying to sleep with me and I’m deeply uncomfortable and I have to get out of this room as soon as possible,” Bennett told CBS News Anchor Norah O’Donnell.

An unidentified aide has said Cuomo reached under her blouse to grab one of her breasts over her bra.

Charlotte Bennett
Charlotte Bennett believed Cuomo tried to proposition her in 2020.
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And Ana Liss, a policy and operations aide, has said that Cuomo acted inappropriately by touching her lower back at a reception and once kissing her hand when she got up from her desk.

Cuomo has denied any wrongdoing.

The inquiry into Cuomo also encompasses allegations that state employees were pressured to work on his most recent book, “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic.”

Ana Liss
Ana Liss has also accused Cuomo of inappropriate conduct.
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There is a separate investigation by the FBI and the Brooklyn US Attorney’s Office over the Cuomo administration’s handling of nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic including a cover-up of the total number of nursing home residents killed by COVID-19.

He spent $173,098 in campaign cash to pay Glavin, documents released Friday show.

Cuomo in early June said he wasn’t using the campaign money for legal costs “at this time.”



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