The Daily Caller reported Sunday that New York’s Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been hit with allegations of sexual harassment by a longtime former staffer. What’s more, the accuser claims that she isn’t Cuomo’s only victim.
A former adviser to the Democrat governor, Lindsey Boylan, first leveled allegations against him in a series of tweets over the weekend.
“Yes, @NYGovCuomo sexually harassed me for years,” she wrote in one tweet. “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,” Boylan recalled. “Or would it be both in the same conversation? This was the way for years.”
“I am not the only woman”
According to Boylan, “not knowing what to expect was the most upsetting part aside from knowing that no one would do a damn thing even when they saw it.”
“No one,” she reiterated. “And I *know* I am not the only woman.”
Boylan added that she’s “angry to be put in this situation at all” before saying she has “no interest in talking to journalists” about her experiences. Instead, she remains focused on “validating the experience of countless women and making sure abuse stops,” she said.
“My worst fear is that this continues,” Boylan added. “[M]y second worst fear is having to talk about and relive this.”
“He takes advantage of people”
As the Daily Caller reported, Boylan had voiced criticism of Cuomo in another tweet the day before in response to news that former Vice President Joe Biden is considering the New York governor for the role of U.S. attorney general in his administration.
There are fewer things more scary than giving this man, who exists without ethics, even more control.
I saw how he wielded power for years. He takes advantage of people, including me.
— Lindsey Boylan (@LindseyBoylan) December 12, 2020
Other candidates Biden is said to be considering for the role, according to the Associated Press, include federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland and former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates.
According to the Daily Caller, “Cuomo’s office did not immediately respond” to its requests for comment on Boylan’s allegations.