Former aide to NY Governor Andrew Cuomo accuses him of sexual harassment

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Photo credit: Getty

A former adviser to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, alleged he sexually harassed her "for years" while working for him.

Lindsey Boylan, 36, revealed he made constant comments about her appearance in a series of tweets on Sunday.

The former staffer worked for Cuomo's administration from 2015 to 2018 as a special adviser on economic development.

"Yes, @NYGovCuomo sexually harassed me for years. Many saw it, and watched," she tweeted.

"I could never anticipate what to expect: would I be grilled on my work (which was very good) or harassed about my looks. Or would it be both in the same conversation? This was the way for years."

"I'm angry to be put in this situation at all. That because I am a woman, I can work hard my whole life to better myself and help others and yet still fall victim as countless women over generations have. Mostly silently.

"I hate that some men, like @NYGovCuomo abuse their power."

When asked about these claims, Cuomo's press secretary, Caitlin Girouard denied the allegations.

"There is simply no truth to these claims," she told HuffPost on Sunday.

The series of tweets comes after reports that President-elect Joe Biden was considering Governor Cuomo for attorney general.

"There are fewer things more scary than giving this man, who exists without ethics, even more control," Boylan tweeted on Saturday.

"I saw how he wielded power for years. He takes advantage of people, including me. I hope @JoeBiden & @KamalaHarris don't do this."