The problems for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo keep coming. He’s already under investigation for the deaths of thousands of nursing home patients. Now, he’s been accused of sexual harassment.
“A former aide to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo published a lengthy essay on Wednesday morning accusing the governor of sexual harassment and outlining several unsettling episodes, including an unsolicited kiss in his Manhattan office,” according to The New York Times.
“The aide, Lindsey Boylan, described several years of uncomfortable interactions with Mr. Cuomo, a third-term Democrat, including an invitation to play strip poker on a government airplane and an email from another top aide suggesting that the governor thought she was a “better looking sister” of another woman… [emphasis added]
“Mr. Cuomo’s administration, already reeling from a controversy over his handling of nursing homes, denied Ms. Boylan’s accusations…
“On Wednesday…Ms. Boylan wrote that she had told her husband and mother of her concerns about the governor. She also offered new details, including describing an incident in 2018 when she said that she and Mr. Cuomo were alone in his Manhattan office.
“‘As I got up to leave and walk toward an open door, he stepped in front of me and kissed me on the lips,’ Ms. Boylan wrote. ‘I was in shock, but I kept walking.’… [emphasis added]
“Ms. Boylan wrote that in her early days working for the Cuomo administration, her boss at Empire State Development had once told her that “the governor had a ‘crush’ on me.” She added that Mr. Cuomo had gone “out of his way to touch me on my lower back, arms and legs.” [emphasis added]
For more on this report, go to The New York Times.
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— Jesse McKinley (@jessemckinley) February 24, 2021