Former Andrew Cuomo Aide Details Sexual Harassment Accusations

Former Andrew Cuomo Aide Details Sexual Harassment Accusations

02/25/2021

After first tweeting her accusations in December, Lindsey Boylan elaborated on the alleged incidents involving the New York governor in a blog post

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Lindsey Boylan, a former aide to New York governor Andrew Cuomo and current candidate for Manhattan borough president, published a blog post on Wednesday that elaborated on her previous accusations of sexual harassment against Cuomo. She wrote that he kissed her without consent, “went out of his way” to touch her lower back, made comments about her appearance and suggested games of strip poker. Boylan says the incidents made her mother worried about her being “alone with him.”

Boylan wrote that there are “many more” women with stories of harassment by the governor, “but most are too afraid to speak up.” She noted, however, that at least one other former staffer had reached out to her with similar stories before she tweeted her initial accusations back in December, and two more reached out after.

Part of the Medium blog post details her worries about retribution after those tweets, but added, “I’m compelled to tell my story because no woman should feel forced to hide their experiences of workplace intimidation, harassment and humiliation — not by the Governor or anyone else.”

She also wrote that while Cuomo is enabled by his top female staffers, in her opinion, she expects to be smeared for her post because Cuomo’s staffers would be fired for not defending him: “That’s how his administration works. I know because I was a part of it.”

A representative for Cuomo’s office did not immediately return a request for comment.

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