New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at a daily briefing on the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Albany State Capitol in New York on April 29, 2020.
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WASHINGTON – Andrew Cuomo, a former staff member of the New York Governor, said on Sunday he had been sexually harassed for years.
The danger of an explosion applies when President-elect Joe Biden is reportedly considering Cuomo under the direction of the Department of Justice.
Lindsey Boylan, a former New York City government official running for president of the Manhattan Borough, outlined the allegations in a series of tweets on Sunday.
In another tweet, Boylan wrote, “I hate that some men like it @NYGovCuomo they abuse their power. “
Boylan also wrote on Sunday that he was not interested in talking to reporters. It did not respond immediately to CNBC’s comments.
Cuomo spokesman Caitlin Girouard said, “These allegations are simply untrue,” he said in a statement to the Associated Press.
From 2015 to 2018, Boylan worked in the administration of the Cuomo as executive vice president of Empire State Development and then as a special advisor to the governor.
On Friday, the Associated Press reported that the Cuomo was among several applicants that Biden examined as attorney general. Alabama Senator Doug Jones, Federal Court of Appeals Judge Merrick Garland and former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates are also considering the role, the AP writes.
Boylan responded to the story in a Friday tweet, writing, “It’s deeply disturbing. That such men get this far and hurt a lot of people, a lot of women.”
In a later Saturday tweet, Boylan wrote, “There are fewer things more frightening than giving even more control to this man who exists without ethics.”
“I’ve seen him live with power for years. He exploits people, including me,” he added.
Earlier this month, Boylan wrote on Twitter that Cuomo was leading a toxic team leadership and that he had tried to quit his staff three times.
“If people weren’t afraid of him to death, they would say the same thing and you would already know the stories,” he wrote in another tweet.
“This environment outweighs the toxic effects. Years later, I’m still unfolding in therapy!” Boylan added in another tweet.