New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is blamed of sexual harassment in a sequence of tweets today. The woman who was an assistant to the governor said he made inappropriate remarks about her presence.
Now running for Manhattan borough president, Lindsey Boylan, tweeted Cuomo “sexually harassed me for years. 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? This was the way for years,” she continued.
From March 2015 to October 2018, Boylan, 36, worked for the Cuomo administration. She first aided as executive vice president of Empire State Development and then as a special adviser to Cuomo for economic development.
Other than that Cuomo supposedly made remarks about her, she did not offer any other details of the alleged harassment. She didn’t instantly respond to messages from The Associated Press. Boylan later tweeted, “To be clear: I have no interest in talking to journalists. I am about validating the experience of countless women and making sure abuse stops.”
Cuomo’s team has yet to respond to the allegations.
Boylan’s sexual harassment allegation against Cuomo comes after news agencies reported that the governor is under consideration for the job of attorney general in the administration of President-elect Joe Biden.
Earlier this month, Boylan had also tweeted about her work experience in the Cuomo administration, saying it was the worst job she ever had.
“I tried to quit three times before it stuck. I’ve worked hard my whole life. Hustled – fake it till you make it style,” she wrote. “That environment is beyond toxic. I’m still unwrapping it years later in therapy!”
This isn’t the first time Boylan has run for office. She ran against U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler in the 2020 Democratic primary, garnering 22% of the vote in a campaign in which she argued that the incumbent wasn’t progressive enough. Boylan announced last month that she is running in the 2021 Democratic primary to succeed Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, who is term-limited.