Former Cuomo Aide Details Sexual Harassment Claims Against Governor

Headline Roundup February 24th, 2021

A former aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo published an essay Wednesday detailing allegations that the governor sexually harassed her. Lindsey Boylan, who first made these claims in December, said Cuomo kissed her without her consent, suggested they play “strip poker,” and went "out of his way to touch me on my lower back, arms, and legs" during the time Boylan served as deputy secretary for economic development in 2018. Cuomo denied Boylan's allegations in December, and a spokesperson for the governor denied them again on Wednesday. This comes amid allegations Cuomo withheld nursing home death numbers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and allegations Cuomo threatened New York Assemblyman Ron Kim for criticizing him. The Justice Department has launched a criminal probe into COVID-related nursing home deaths in New York.

The story received coverage from news outlets across the political spectrum, with some closely detailing Boylan's allegations. Most reports also featured the governor's denial.

Former Cuomo Aide Details Sexual Harassment Claims Against Governor

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A former aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday accused the governor of kissing her without her consent while she served as deputy secretary for economic development in 2018.

Lindsey Boylan, now a candidate for Manhattan borough president, released a detailed account of her allegations against her former boss in a blog post. Boylan made public her harassment accusations against the governor in December, though she did not go into specifics at the time.

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A former aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has accused the 63-year-old Democrat of several years of sexual harassment, detailing allegations she first made in December in an essay posted to an online publishing website.

Lindsey Boylan, who worked for New York state’s economic development agency and is now running for New York City’s Manhattan borough president, described on Medium.com incidents of an unsolicited kiss, an invitation to play “strip poker,” and “going out of his way to touch me on my lower back, arms, and legs.”

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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.

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.

Ms. Boylan, who worked for the state's economic...

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