In New York, a former top aide to Governor Andrew Cuomo is accusing him of sexual harassment and intimidation. In an essay published in Medium, Lindsey Boylan says the governor went “out of his way” to touch her “lower back, arms and legs,” and accuses him of kissing her during a one-on-one meeting. Boylan first took the accusations public in a Twitter thread back in December, where she wrote, “Yes, New York Governor Cuomo sexually harassed me for years. Many saw it, and watched.” Boylan is currently running for Manhattan borough president.
This comes as Governor Cuomo faces a probe by the FBI and a federal prosecutor over his administration’s cover-up of thousands of COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes. He’s also been accused of bullying New York Assemblymember Ron Kim, who says Cuomo called him at his home and threatened to “destroy” him.