Ex-Cuomo staff accuse the governor of sexually molesting her for years – he denies this
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at a daily briefing during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak at the State Capitol in Albany, New York on April 29, 2020.
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WASHINGTON – A former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo employee said Sunday that he had sexually molested her for years.
The explosive charge comes as President-elect Joe Biden reportedly considers Cuomo to head the Department of Justice.
Lindsey Boylan, a former New York government official running for the Manhattan presidency, set out the allegations in a series of tweets on Sunday.
In another tweet, Boylan wrote, “I hate that some men like @NYGovCuomo abuse their power.”
Boylan also wrote Sunday that she was not interested in raising the matter with journalists. She did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment.
Cuomo’s press secretary Caitlin Girouard said, “These claims are simply not true,” a statement told the Associated Press.
Boylan served in the Cuomo administration from 2015 to 2018 as Executive Vice President at Empire State Development and then as Special Advisor to the Governor.
On Friday, the Associated Press reported that Cuomo was among several candidates that Biden was considering as attorney general. Alabama Senator Doug Jones, federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland, and former assistant attorney general, Sally Yates, are also being considered for the role, reports the AP.
Boylan replied to the story in a tweet on Friday, writing, “This is deeply worrying. That men like this get so far and harm so many people, so many women.”
In a subsequent tweet on Saturday, Boylan wrote, “There are fewer scary things than giving this man who exists without ethics more control.”
“I’ve seen him wield power for years. He takes advantage of people, including me,” she added.
Earlier this month, Boylan wrote on Twitter that Cuomo ran a toxic team environment and that she had tried to leave his staff three times.
“If people weren’t scared to death of him, they’d say the same thing and you would already know the stories,” she wrote in another tweet.
“This environment is more than poisonous. I’ll still be unpacking it years later in therapy!” Boylan added in another tweet.