New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is charged with sexual harassment by a former aide
A woman who stood by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo accused him of sexual harassment in a series of tweets today, alleging he made inappropriate comments about her appearance.
Lindsey Boylan, who is now running for President of the Manhattan District, tweeted Cuomo, “I have sexually molested myself for years. Many saw and watched it. “
“I could never have predicted what to expect: would I get grilled at work (which was very good) or bothered about my appearance? Or would they both be in the same conversation? This has been the way for years, ”she continued.
Boylan, 36, worked for the Cuomo administration from March 2015 to October 2018, according to ABC New York. She was initially Executive Vice President of Empire State Development and then Special Advisor to Cuomo on Economic Development.
She did not provide any further details about the alleged harassment other than that Cuomo allegedly made comments about her. She did not immediately respond to messages from The Associated Press.
Boylan later tweeted, “To be clear, I’m not interested in speaking to journalists. My aim is to validate the experience of countless women and make sure the abuse stops. “
Cuomo’s team has yet to respond to the allegations.
Boylan’s allegation of sexual harassment against Cuomo comes after The Associated Press and other news outlets reported the governor is being considered for the attorney general’s role in the administration of President-elect Joe Biden.
Earlier this month, Boylan also tweeted about her work experience in the Cuomo administration, saying it was the worst job she had ever had.
“I tried to quit three times before it got stuck. I’ve worked hard all my life. Crowded – fake it until you do it in style, ”she wrote. “This environment is more than toxic. I still unwrap it years later in therapy! “
This is not the first time Boylan has run for office. She ran against US Representative Jerrold Nadler in the 2020 Democratic primary and received 22% of the vote in a campaign in which she argued that the incumbent was not progressive enough.
Boylan announced last month that she was running in Democratic Elementary School in 2021 to replace Gale Brewer, Manhattan District president, who is on term.
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