ANDREW Cuomo’s ex-aide Lindsey Boylan alleged that she underwent "years" of sexual harassment at the hands of her boss and revealed he used to call her "Lisa" after his rumoured ex-girlfriend.
The Democratic candidate for Manhattan borough president detailed the instances of alleged harassment in an essay published on the open publishing platform Medium.
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According to Boylan's essay, she was told via e-mail to "look up Lisa Shields" because they could have been "sisters', with her being the “the better looking sister.”
What has Andrew Cuomo been accused off?
Boylan has claimed the New York Governor kissed her on lips and asked her to play strip poker.
Writing an essay titled "My story of working with Governor Cuomo", published on the open publishing platform Medium, Boylan said that she was told via e-mail to "look up Lisa Shields" because they could have been "sisters' and that Gov.Cuomo was calling her "Lisa", after his rumored ex- girlfriend.
She wrote: "Stephanie Benton, Director of the Governor’s Offices, told me in an email on December 14, 2016 that the Governor suggested I look up images of Lisa Shields – his rumored former girlfriend -because “we could be sisters” and I was “the better looking sister.”
"The Governor began calling me “Lisa” in front of colleagues. It was degrading. "
She claimed Cuomo kissed her on the lips at his New York City in 2018 – following a promotion and accused him of saying: "Let's play strip poker."
Cuomo's office has since denied Boylan's allegations.
On Wednesday afternoon, Cuomo's spokeswoman Caitlin Girouard denied the claims and made the following statement: "As we said before, Ms. Boylan's claims of inappropriate behavior are quite simply false."
The statement then pointed out a claim Boylan made in one of her blog posts – about a plane trip in October 2017.
"There was no flight where Lindsey was alone with the Governor, a single press aide, and a NYS Trooper," the office said, in an apparent effort to prove the alleged poker incident never occurred.
John Maggiore, Howard Zemsky, Dani Lever and Abbey Fashouer Collins – who were all on the flights with Boylan – collectively confirmed in the statement: "We were on each of these October flights and this conversation did not happen."
Boylan previously hit headlines in December 2020 after making allegations of sexual harassment against Cuomo, 63 – who she worked for between 2015 and 2018.
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