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Former development aide accuses New York governor of sexual harassment

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Posted at 12:58 PM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 12:58:54-05

NEW YORK (AP) — A former aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo who is now running for Manhattan borough president is accusing the Democratic governor of sexual harassment.

Lindsey Boylan tweeted Sunday that she was sexually harassed by Cuomo "for years."

In another tweet, Boylan said she has no interest in speaking with journalists. She said her worst fear is that sexual harassment continues, and her second is having to talk about it and relieve it.

“I am about validating the experience of countless women and making sure abuse stops,” she wrote.

Boylan worked for the Cuomo administration from March 2015 to October 2018. She served first as executive vice president of Empire State Development and then as a special adviser to Cuomo for economic development.

Cuomo’s press secretary Caitlin Girouard says there is "simply no truth to these claims.”

Boylan did not provide details of the alleged harassment and didn’t immediately respond to messages from The Associated Press.