The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, faces allegations of sexual harassment from a former aide. According to the USA Today article by Joseph Spector, the aide, Cuomo’s former deputy secretary of economic development and special adviser, wrote an article detailing the suggestive comments and advances Cuomo made when she worked with him.
According to Spector’s article, the governor asked the aide, Lindsey Boylan, if she would play strip poker and attempted to kiss her on the lips on another occasion. Cuomo denies these allegations, stating, “Look, I fought for, and I believe a woman has a right to come forward and express her opinion and express issues and concerns that she has, but it’s just not true.” Cuomo’s staff also continues to deny the allegations. Other aides stated that they were present at some of these events and did not hear any inappropriate comments made by the governor.
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