Sandra Lee reacted to the latest sexual harassment allegations against her former longtime boyfriend, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, with just three shocked words: “Oh my God.”
Lee, 54, made the remark but declined to comment further when asked by The Post about a New York Times piece published Saturday in which former Cuomo staffer Charlotte Bennett accused the governor of a series of off-color remarks that left her convinced he “wanted to sleep with” her.
Bennett, 25, spoke out less than a week after another ex-Cuomo staffer, Lindsey Boylan, 36, detailed her own sexual harassment allegations against the 63-year-old governor, including that he kissed her lips without warning.
Cuomo on Sunday chalked it up to making workplace “jokes” that he said could be construed as “unwanted flirtation,” but denied any bad intentions — and insisted he never had any inappropriate physical contact with anyone.
As Bennett’s allegations came to light late Saturday, Lee posted a photo of a serene California beachfront scene on Instagram with the message, “Sending everyone peace and loving healing regards from Malibu! The best sunsets ever thank God for the Ocean!”
The celebrity chef and Food Network fixture first began dating Cuomo in 2005, following his divorce from Kerry Kennedy, with whom he shares three daughters.
Since, Cuomo has made no secret of the fact that he’s looking for love.
His administration agreed late Sunday to let state Attorney General Letitia James find an independent investigator to probe the sexual harassment allegations.
Additional reporting by Aaron Feis