“I Know I Wasn’t The Only Woman” – Former Cuomo Aide Accuses NY Governor Of Sexual Harassment
New York’s Lindsey Boylan is writing the playbook for underdog progressives looking to pick off established Dems during hard-fought primaries in and around NYC . Step one: Accuse a high-ranking Dem with massive national profile of being a nightmare “boss from hell”, leaving a wake of traumatized staffers. Step two: Kick it up a notch by accusing them of “sexual harassment” spanning “years” while working in their employ.
That isn’t to say we doubt the authenticity of Boylan’s accusations. A notorious political brat (some say Cuomo’s father, former NY Gov. Mario Cuomo, could have been America’s first Italian-American president, if only he had wanted it bad enough), rumors about Cuomo’s tempestuousness have circulated for years – and not just in Albany.
In a series of tweets, Boylan first recounted her mother’s “first experience of workplace sexual harassment” and the allegedly ruinous impact it had on her tragically brief career as an “office worker”.
Then, after claiming she would never “let those guys win”, Boylan hit her followers with the big reveal: That Cuomo had “sexually harassed me for years” during her time working as a junior aide in his office. “Many saw it, and watched,” she added, while also claiming “I know I am not the only woman.”
Boylan offered no details about the alleged “harassment”, and from what we can tell, this is the first time she has levied these accusations publicly. But we imagine some former boyfriend or confidant will emerge to tell the Washington Post that they remembered Boylan talking about Cuomo’s alleged advances, or crude humor, or handiness – or all of the above. At this point, we can only guess at what she might say.
Most immediately, we will wait to see if any of these ‘other women’ she alluded to come forward. Meanwhile, we will wait to see what kind of impact will this have on Boylan’s bid to be Manhattan’s next Borough President. Presumably, a win in the primary (she would need to prevail over a coterie of establishment Democrats who have longer resumes than her) would cement her lock on the seat, and place her in line to be mayor someday, where she could finally deliver on all those progressive agenda items like disbanding the NYPD and barring ICE agents from so much as filing paperwork within the city limits that Mayor de Blasio wasn’t “man” enough to deliver on.
By Tyler Durden with Zero Hedge
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