A former aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo now working for Manhattan borough president accused him of sexual harassment in a collection of tweets on Sunday, saying he made inappropriate feedback about her look.
The allegation comes because the 63-year-old Democrat is reported to be into consideration for legal professional common below Joe Biden.
On Sunday, Lindsey Boylan tweeted that Cuomo “sexually harassed me for years. Many noticed it, and watched.
“I may by no means anticipate what to anticipate: would I be grilled on my work (which was excellent) or harassed about my appears. Or wouldn’t it be each in the identical dialog? This was the best way for years.”
Caitlin Girouard, Cuomo’s press secretary, stated: “There may be merely no fact to those claims.”
Boylan, 36, labored for the Cuomo administration from March 2015 to October 2018, as govt vice-president of Empire State Improvement after which as a particular adviser to Cuomo for financial improvement.
She didn’t present particulars of the alleged harassment and didn’t instantly reply to messages, then tweeted: “To be clear: I’ve no real interest in speaking to journalists. I’m about validating the expertise of numerous girls and ensuring abuse stops.”
Boylan ran in opposition to US consultant Jerrold Nadler within the 2020 Democratic main, taking 22% of the vote whereas arguing the incumbent wasn’t progressive sufficient. She introduced final month that she is working within the 2021 main to succeed Gale Brewer, the Manhattan borough president.
Earlier this month, Boylan tweeted about her expertise within the Cuomo administration, which she stated was the worst job she ever had.
“I attempted to stop thrice earlier than it caught. I’ve labored laborious my complete life. Hustled – pretend it until you make it fashion,” she wrote. “That atmosphere is past poisonous. I’m nonetheless unwrapping it years later in remedy!”
Personnel memos written in 2018, obtained by the Related Press, point out Boylan resigned after she was confronted about complaints about her personal habits.
A number of girls complained to Empire State Improvement’s human sources division that “Ms Boyland had behaved in a approach in the direction of them that was harassing, belittling, and had yelled and been usually unprofessional,” wrote the administration’s ethics officer, Julia Pinover Kupiec, in a single memo.
Boylan resigned after assembly officers together with Cuomo’s high lawyer, Alphonso David, to be “recommended” concerning the complaints.
David stated in a follow-up memo Boylan contacted him a number of days later and stated she had reconsidered and wished to return to work, however he discouraged her from doing so.