Cuomo Accused of Sexual Harassment by Former Staffer

Cuomo Accused of Sexual Harassment by Former Staffer

December 14, 2020

In a tweet on Sunday morning, a former staffer of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo accused him of years of sexual harassment, and insisted she was not the only employee subjected to such behavior.

“Yes, @NYGovCuomo sexually harassed me for years,” wrote Lindsey Boylan, who worked for him between March 2015 and October 2018 as deputy secretary for economic development and as a special adviser. “Many saw it, and watched. I could never anticipate what to expect: would I be grilled on my work (which was very good) or harassed about my looks. Or would it be both in the same conversation.”

Boylan added there were other victims as well: “Not knowing what to expect what’s the most upsetting part aside from knowing that no one would do a damn thing even when they saw it,” she wrote. “And I know I am not the only woman.

“I’m angry to be put in this situation at all. That because I am a woman, I can work hard my whole life to better myself and help others and yet still fall victim as countless women over generations have. Mostly silently. I hate that some men, like [New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo] abuse their power,” she continued.

“If people weren’t deathly afraid of him, they’d be saying the same thing and you’d already know the stories,” Boylan alleged in a separate tweet last week. “Seriously, the messages and texts I receive when I speak the truth about this. … It’s a whole book of people who have been harmed.”

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