A former advisor to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo accused him of sexual harassment on Sunday the alleged behavior lasted “years”.
In a series of tweets, Lindsey Boylan, who served as Assistant Secretary for Economic Development and Special Advisor to the Governor from 2015 to 2018, said that Cuomo “sexually molested me for years. Many saw and watched it. “Boylan did not provide the names of anyone who could corroborate their claims.
“I could never predict what to expect: would I be grilled at my job (which was very good) or bothered about my appearance? Or would they both be in the same conversation? “Boylan, a Democrat currently running for President of Manhattan District, said. She did not provide any further details or more specific allegations in the tweets.
Cuomo spokeswoman Caitlin Girouard, in a statement to NBC New Yorksaid, “There is simply no truth to these claims.”
Boylan, who did not immediately respond to an NBC News request for comment, said on Twitter that she was “not interested in speaking to journalists”.
She added that she was “angry at being put in this situation at all”.
“Because I am a woman, I can work hard my whole life to improve myself and help others and still become a victim, as countless women over generations have done. Mostly quietly, ”Boylan wrote. “I hate that some men like (Governor Cuomo) abuse their power.”
On 5th December Boylan tweeted that their “most toxic team environment” was their time in the governor’s office, adding that people are “scared to death” of the governor.
After leaving the governor’s office, Boylan ran for New York City 10th Congress in 2020 and challenged incumbent Democrat Jerry Nadler, who handily beat her in the race.
Cuomo, a Democrat, is currently serving in his third term as New York Governor and is a prominent opponent of President Donald Trump’s policies regarding Covid-19. Before running the state, he was New York attorney general.