Lindsay Boylan is a former economic development aide of Governor Andrew Cuomo and current candidate for Manhattan borough president. She says that the governor sexually harassed her while working for him.
Boylan says that the governor would talk about her physical appearance, this occurred over the course of years. On Twitter she said that Cuomo “harassed me for years. Many saw it, and watched. I could never anticipate what to expect: would I be grilled on my work (which was very good) or harassed about my looks. Or would it be both in the same conversation?”
Boylan declined to speak with reporters for further comments. She also did not provide names of witnesses or provide details on the alleged incidents.
“To be clear: I have no interest in talking to journalists,” Boylan wrote on Twitter on Sunday. “I am about validating the experience of countless women and making sure abuse stops. My worst fear is that this continues.”
“And as @FKAtwigs said yesterday, my second worst fear is having to talk about and relive this,” she said, referring to the musician, who on Friday sued an ex-boyfriend, actor Shia LaBeouf, alleging he physically and emotionally abused her.
A former state employee, Lisa Marie Cater, said in a 2017 lawsuit that she was forcefully kissed and groped by Mr. Hoyt, who helped her get a job at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Ms. Cater said in the lawsuit that Mr. Cuomo and his advisers had ignored her complaints.
A lawyer for the governor said that Ms. Cater’s complaints about Mr. Hoyt were investigated thoroughly. Her legal claims against both Messrs. Cuomo and Hoyt were dismissed in 2019.