Charlie Baker Says His Son Will Cooperate with Groping Investigation

The governor's son, A.J., is accused of assaulting a woman on an airplane.

Photo via State House News Service

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday that his son, A.J., will cooperate with a federal investigation into allegations he groped a woman on an airplane.

“Look, I love my son, but obviously these allegations are serious and they require an independent review, which is why he will cooperate with the U.S. Attorney’s Office,” Baker told reporters. “This review needs to be done by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. A.J. needs to cooperate and we expect that that’s what is going to happen.”

CBS Boston revealed late last week that police removed Andrew “A.J.” Baker, who graduated from Union College in 2016, from a June 20 flight to Boston from Washington, D.C. after a woman accused him of groping her breast. He was not arrested. In a statement, JetBlue confirmed it had removed a man from the flight at around 11 p.m.

“My family and I expect a thorough review to take place,” Baker said. “We also expect the review will be fair and completely independent from this office.”

Video of Baker’s statement is available here.