In a textual content message despatched to a pal after the assembly, Ms. Bennett stated Ms. DesRosiers had stated: “How can we do that?,” asking whether or not she wished to remain within the government department or transfer to a different a part of the state authorities.
When Ms. Bennett’s pal requested what that meant, Ms. Bennett defined that an outdoor job would nonetheless be with the administration, however “simply not interacting with him.”
She additionally informed her pal, in the identical sequence of texts, that she trusted Ms. DesRosiers however was apprehensive about Mr. Cuomo’s response: “I simply stated I didn’t need him to search out out and get mad.”
Two days later, on June 12, Ms. DesRosiers informed Ms. Bennett she can be transferred to a brand new place as a well being coverage adviser, nonetheless working within the government department, however in a special a part of the Capitol. Her new job was introduced in a June 17 e-mail to Division of Well being officers. “Welcome Charlotte!” it concluded.
Later that month, Ms. Bennett met with Ms. Mogul, a particular counsel to the governor, and repeated her claims. She stated, nonetheless, that she quickly determined to “let this go and transfer on.”
In a press release on Saturday, Beth Garvey, one other particular counsel to the governor, stated that “Ms. Bennett’s issues had been handled with sensitivity and respect and in accordance with relevant regulation and coverage.” She characterised the switch to a well being coverage place as fulfilling “a longstanding curiosity” of Ms. Bennett’s.
Of Ms. Bennett, Ms. Garvey stated, “she was consulted relating to the decision, and expressed satisfaction and appreciation for the best way during which it was dealt with.” Barbara S. Jones, a former federal choose in Manhattan, will lead the surface overview into the matter, Ms. Garvey stated.