Former aide details sexual harassment accusations against New York Gov. Cuomo

Joanna Estrada
February 26, 2021

In an essay in the Daily News, Hinton said Cuomo's "penchant for bullying" is "the norm".

"Gov. Cuomo must immediately resign", her statement concluded. If they did, they would go after Cuomo's female aides as hard as any Republican or corporate sexist - perhaps harder, given their betrayal of their sisters. On the time, Kavanaugh's prospects had been doubtful following allegations from Christine Blasey Ford, who testified underneath oath that the choose sexually assaulted her at a 1982 social gathering after they had been highschool college students.

In the essay published Wednesday, Boylan accused the governor's people of trying to "smear" her through the release of personnel records appearing to show that members of the governor's office sought to remove her over a series of alleged incidents, including the bullying of three African-American women and attempts to order around colleagues who did not report to her. Boylan said she'd never seen the personnel file, and claimed that "the governor's loyalists called around town, asking about me".

The remarks from de Blasio, who is known to have a combative relationship with Cuomo, come a day after a former aide to the governor accused him of kissing her without her consent and making inappropriate remarks while she worked in his office. Boylan explained on the website: "As I got up to leave and walk toward an open door, he stepped in front of me and kissed me on the lips".

The Cuomo Administration has denied all of the allegations in the Medium piece. "I was in shock, but I kept walking". "Governor Cuomo must immediately resign".

State Sen. James Tedisco, R-Glenville, who is already one of Cuomo's most persistent critics on the nursing home deaths issues, called Boylan's account "an important and disturbing read".

On Boylan's claims, Cuomo refuted the allegations when they first came to light in December.

She chose to elaborate, she wrote, because she hoped it would empower other women to come forward.

Boylan ran in the 2020 primary as a Democrat against U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler.

A spokeswoman for Cuomo, Caitlin Girouard, in a statement Wednesday denied the most recent charges, saying the "claims of inappropriate behavior are quite simply false".

Cuomo press secretary Girouard on Wednesday shared flight manifests from that month and a statement attributed to others listed onboard - John Maggiore, then director of policy; Howard Zemsky, then-president of Empire State Development; and Dani Lever and Abbey Fashouer Collins, both press secretaries at the time. Bolan told that she told about Cuomo's behavior to her friends that he would go out of his way to "touch me on my lower back, arms and legs" but that didn't help much. "He said the reasons that men get women were 'money and power, '" Boylan added.

Ms. Boylan, a former deputy secretary for economic development and special adviser to the governor, confirmed to The Associated Press that she'd written the blog entry but declined to be interviewed.

This crush resulted in the governor allegedly seeking her out for specific tasks and even having aides arrange private meetings with her. Cumo's behavior was known to all his staff members but no one dared to speak up.

I'm compelled to tell my story because no woman should feel forced to hide their experiences of workplace intimidation, harassment and humiliation - not by the Governor or anyone else. Cuomo announced his split from Lee in September 2019.

Boylan concluded the essay, "I am speaking up because I have the privilege to do so when many others do not".

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