On Wednesday, a former aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo is accusing the New York governor of sexually harassing her. This includes unwanted touching and kissing. She also says that his top female staffers have “normalized” said behavior by Cuomo.
Today I am telling my story. I never planned to share the details of my experience working in the Cuomo administration, but I am doing so now in hopes that it may make it easier for others to speak their own truth. https://t.co/n1Lcc6Ac66
— Lindsey Boylan (@LindseyBoylan) February 24, 2021
Cuomo’s former deputy secretary for economic development and special adviser, Lindsey Boylan, alleged in an article that was published on the website Medium that Cuomo went “out of his way to touch me on my lower back, arms and legs.”
In the essay, Boylan also wrote that the governor “forcibly kissed” her on the lips during a one-on-one briefing and proposed that they “play strip poker” during a plane ride.
FOX NEWS: "A former aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo is accusing the embattled New York leader of sexually harassing her — including unwanted kissing and touching — and says his top female staffers 'normalized' the behavior." https://t.co/6jw29HBhUQ
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) February 25, 2021
The former aide to Cuomo also said that the governor constantly sought her out and had staffers arrange meetings with her, where he would make inappropriate comments.
However, despite the revelation, three major broadcasting networks avoided mentioning the sexual harassment claims against Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo during their evening news programs. Major news networks such as ABC’s “World News Tonight,” NBC’s “Nightly News,” and CBS’s “Evening News” did not mention the sexual harassment claims against Cuomo.
Cuomo’s office has denied the sexual harassment claims published by Boylan, calling them “simply false.” The governor’s office also insisted the strip poker comment did not happen.
NewsBusters also previously noted that the three major networks also ignored Boylan back in December when she took Twitter her first sexual harassment claim against Cuomo. However, she did not share any details about it at that time.
— New York Post (@nypost) December 15, 2020
CNN, the home network of Gov. Cuomo’s brother, Chris Cuomo, also did not mention any of the allegations on air or even on CNN.com, even hours after Boylan decided to come forward with her claims.
MSNBC also decided not to cover the sexual harassment accusations facing the already-embattled Democrat.
Cuomo is also facing impeachment and resignation after he was indicted of hiding the number of COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes after his controversial order of transferring COVID-positive patients to nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
CNN, together with “Cuomo Prime Time” anchor Chris Cuomo, made an unusual effort to downplay and divert the news from the controversies that are surrounding his brother, with the far-left news network providing little to no airtime about the developments in the nursing home scandal while allowing Chris Cuomo, the freedom to conduct friendly and comical interviews with his scandal-plagued brother in the early months of the pandemic.
It can also be noted that last May, the CNN news anchor gushed in an interview that his brother was “single and ready to mingle.”
Chris Cuomo Trolls Brother Andrew Cuomo Over His "Single and Ready to Mingle" Status https://t.co/rdLnWcxzrO
— E! News (@enews) May 6, 2020
Earlier this month, CNN news anchor Chris Cuomo was banned from covering his brother. However, the news anchor himself admitted that the network lifted the “rule” last year to give the CNN host the chance to have friendly fraternal interviews.
Meanwhile, due to Gov. Cuomo’s scandal, his administration is now reportedly placed under investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Brooklyn and the FBI after critics have repeatedly accused Cuomo administration of hiding the true number of COVID-related deaths in nursing homes in the state.
This is allegedly due to the order that Cuomo gave early in the pandemic to allow assisted living facilities to accept COVID-positive patients to help the congested hospitals in New York.