Lindsey Boylan, a former aide in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration, revealed details in a Medium post Wednesday about her claims that the three-term lawmaker had sexually harassed her — something which officials close to the governor claimed never took place.
“We were flying home from an October 2017 event in Western New York on his taxpayer-funded jet. He was seated facing me, so close our knees almost touched. His press aide was to my right and a state trooper behind us,” Boylan wrote on Medium. “Governor Andrew Cuomo has created a culture within his administration where sexual harassment and bullying is so pervasive that it is not only condoned but expected. His inappropriate behavior toward women was an affirmation that he liked you, that you must be doing something right. He used intimidation to silence his critics. And if you dared to speak up, you would face consequences.”