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Cuomo Accuser Charlotte Bennett Provides More Than 120 Pages Of Records To Investigators

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Bennett, one of several woman accusing Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, met with investigators for 4 hours Monday. CBS2's Marcia Kramer reports.

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MARCUS DUBOIS: Cuomo facing more allegations on two fronts tonight. One of several women accusing him of sexual harassment met with investigators for four hours today.

KRISTINE JOHNSON: This as claims surfaced that an aide to the governor called county officials looking for support. CBS 2 political reporter Marcia Kramer has the story.

MARCIA KRAMER: Charlotte Bennett has been one of Governor Cuomo his most vocal accusers. According to her lawyer she met with investigators to provide them with more than 120 pages of records and documents to corroborate her allegations that Governor Cuomo was grooming her for a sexual liaison. Bennet's lawyer, Debra Katz, issued a statement saying, quote, we remain confident that their investigation will substantiate Charlotte's claims of sexual harassment against Governor Cuomo. One piece of new information that came to light today was the governor's preoccupation with his hand size and what the large size of his hands indicated to Charlotte and other members of his staff.

BILL DE BLASIO: The governor's in crisis, and his crisis has become a distraction to the whole state.

MARCIA KRAMER: While seven women have accused Cuomo of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior-- allegations the governor denies-- the mayor focused on the crisis Du Jour, claims that one of the governor's top aides vaccines czar Larry Schwartz called county executives to gauge their support.

BILL DE BLASIO: What we've heard about the governor and his team trying to link vaccine supply to political support, that is the definition of corruption. It is disgusting. It is dangerous.

MARCIA KRAMER: The mayor wants a new investigation into Schwartz gate. But for his part, Larry Schwartz said he did nothing wrong. Meanwhile, voters in a new Sienna College poll simply don't agree with the clarion call for Cuomo resignation from almost every corner of the political world. By a margin of 50% to 35%, they say Cuomo should not resign. The positive feelings of some supporters was on full display at a vaccine clinic at the State University at Westbury. Tracey Edwards is the head of the NAACP on Long Island.

TRACEY EDWARDS: So governor, I thank you for being here. You stay continuing to lead us through this crisis because we need you.

MARCIA KRAMER: But voters don't want Governor Cuomo to quit. They also don't want him to run again. Only about a third said they would support a fourth term. I'm Marcia Kramer, "CBS 2 News".

MARCUS DUBOIS: And late today, Beth Garvey, the acting counsel to the governor, issued a statement saying that any suggestion that Larry Schwartz acted unethically is patently false.