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Report Reveals New Details on Airplane Incident Involving Governor's Son

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    Baker Says Son Will Cooperate With Independent Review

    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker responded Monday to allegations that his son, Andrew, groped a woman on a flight to Boston last week.

    (Published Monday, June 25, 2018)

    A police report says a woman told officers that Gov. Charlie Baker's son groped her during a flight from Washington to Boston.

    The Boston Globe reports Andrew "A.J." Baker told state troopers who escorted him off the plane June 20 that he slept the entire flight and was confused as to why he needed to speak with police.

    "Did I do something wrong?" the report says he asked a flight attendant.

    The Globe says it obtained a copy of the report, which also says the "visibly shaken" woman asked a JetBlue flight attendant during the flight to move her seat away from Baker.

    Baker: 'I Love My Son,' Allegations Need 'Independent Review

    [NECN]Baker: 'I Love My Son,' Allegations Need 'Independent Review'

    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker spoke Monday morning about allegations that his son Andrew groped a woman on a JetBlue flight to Boston last week.

    (Published Monday, June 25, 2018)

    The 29-year-old woman told police she was "touched inappropriately" by Baker and that he groped her breast. One witness said Baker leaned over toward the woman "a couple times" and another said she heard the woman tell Baker "don't do that" before calling for the flight attendant.

    Baker, 24, allegedly told police that "it was OK" because the woman was a friend of his sister. He told police that he had not taken any medication and had two glasses of wine at the airport before he boarded the plane.

    He was not arrested and no charges have been filed.

    The Republican governor said Monday that he looks forward to a "full and complete and independent review" of the allegations against his son. He said his son will cooperate fully.

    "Look, I love my son, but obviously these allegations are serious and they require an independent review," Gov. Baker said.

    He said the investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Boston.

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