A spokeswoman for attorney Debra Katz confirmed to Spectrum News Saturday morning that Charlotte Bennett, a former aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, has received a subpoena as part of the state attorney general’s investigation into allegations of sexual harassment leveled against the governor.
The New York Times reported Saturday that Bennett, along with three other women who have accused Cuomo of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior, have also received subpoenas.
The subpoenas are a signal the investigation is entering a new stage amid a separate impeachment probe of Cuomo by the Democratic-led Assembly.
Lawmakers are reviewing a range of controversies facing the governor, including the administration’s reporting of nursing home fatalities, the use of government aides to help him write a book last year and the construction of the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project.
Bennett, who has reported Cuomo made unwanted advances and would say inappropriate things to her in the workplace, indicated she was eager to speak with the investigators.
“Looking forward to this,” Bennett said in a post on Twitter Saturday.
The most serious allegation Cuomo has faced is the report by an unnamed woman who works in the governor’s office that he sexually assaulted her at the Executive Mansion in Albany last year.
Cuomo has denied any wrongdoing, and in recent days claimed he wanted to tell his side of the story after a torrent of allegations of former and current aides.