Actress-turned-activist Rose McGowan is speaking out on behalf of Lindsey Boylan, the former deputy secretary and also special advisor to New york city Gov. Andrew Cuomo who charged him of sexual harassment.
Boylan on Wednesday penciled a Tool article outlining an incident in which Cuomo supposedly suggested both play “strip poker” as they flew together complying with an occasion, among other instances of alleged “inappropriate behavior” as well as harassment during her tenure at the governor’s office.
Cuomo’s press secretary, Caitlin Girouard, rejected Boylan’s accusations Wednesday.
“Lindsey Boylan, who eventually resigned from the Democratic governor’s team, described deep discomfort with Cuomo starting in 2016, when she says her boss told her the governor had a “crush” on her.
Boylan said in an online post that Cuomo “would go out of his way to touch me on my lower back, arms and legs,” and she shared images of text messages and emails that she said supported her story, an expansion on public allegations that Cuomo denied last year.
“He is a sexist pig and you should avoid being alone with him!” Boylan’s mother texted her at one point about Cuomo, according to photos of the exchange.
Boylan’s account Wednesday came as Cuomo and his administration are already embroiled in scandal, and under new fire from both Republicans and Democrats for withholding data on coronavirus deaths in the state’s nursing homes.
The blowback has increasingly focused on Cuomo himself.The third-term governor, who drew accolades and wide recognition early on for his pandemic response, is besieged with accusations of behind-the-scenes bullying.”Source