Debra Katz Responds to News Report That Gov. Cuomo Will Be Questioned by Investigators

July 19, 2021

Katz Banks Kumin senior partner Debra Katz, representing Charlotte Bennett, issued a statement today following a report from the New York Times that Governor Andrew Cuomo will be questioned by the attorney general’s office on Saturday:

“When Ms. Bennett first came forward, the Governor admitted his inappropriate behavior and apologized. Since then, he has lied publicly over and over again in an attempt to walk back his original admission. Realizing his admission was insufficient to quell the public’s growing calls for accountability, he has since resorted to belligerent lies and a Trumpian refusal to stick to a single set of facts. He has also demonstrated a jaw dropping ignorance of the sexual harassment law he signed into effect – without great fanfare – suggesting that his behavior is fine because he never meant to make women feel uncomfortable.

On Saturday, the Governor will be questioned under oath by seasoned investigators with the New York State attorney general’s office. He will not be able to deflect questions like he has at his press conference and he will not be able to play with words.  Will he admit to his inappropriate behavior, or will he continue his ridiculous lies and victim blaming? Which story will he tell this time?”

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