Lindsey Boylan said that during her more than three years in the Democrat's administration, Mr. Cuomo "would go out of his way to touch me on my lower back, arms and legs", compared her to one of his rumoured ex-girlfriends and once remarked they should play strip poker.
She recounted her own decision to publicly accuse Cuomo of harassment in December, saying she had already told friends, family and her therapist. On the time, Kavanaugh's prospects had been doubtful following allegations from Christine Blasey Ford, who testified underneath oath that the choose sexually assaulted her at a 1982 social gathering after they had been highschool college students.
"I expect the Governor and his top aides will attempt to further disparage me, just as they've done with Assemblymember [Ron] Kim".
"Cuomo has earned his title as Worst Governor in America, and now every New Yorker knows that he is a criminal sexual predator", Stefanik said in a statement. Boylan explained on the website: "As I got up to leave and walk toward an open door, he stepped in front of me and kissed me on the lips. I was in shock, but I kept walking", she said.
In the essay, Boylan, deputy secretary for economic development and special adviser between 2015 and 2018, said that Cuomo harassed her on many occasions.
"There is simply no truth to these claims", Girouard said then.
"Look, I fought for and I believe a woman has the right to come forward and express her opinion and express issues and concerns that she has", Cuomo told reporters. Both Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said the charges were serious and harassment should not be tolerated.
Boylan, who is married, wrote that the governor started to make her feel uncomfortable in 2016 when she learned from her supervisor that he had a "crush" on her.
"This is so damned courageous of her", Kelly wrote.
"We could be sisters" Boylan relayed the email as stating, though she was "the better looking" of the two. "But his abusive behavior needs to stop", she wrote.
Boylan went on to describe a litany of inappropriate comments and actions, from references she felt were similar to the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal to an offhand suggestion of playing strip poker during a flight in October 2017. She said she brushed it off by sarcastically saying, "That's exactly what I was thinking", but privately found the comment upsetting. "Cuomo must immediately resign".
John Maggiore, a senior advisor to Cuomo, Howard Zemsky, who was then president of the state's Empire State Development Agency, and former top press officials Dani Lever and Abbey Fashouer Collins, said in a joint statement: "We were on each of these October flights and this conversation did not happen".
She writes in the essay that Cuomo, with the help of top female aides, "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", Boylan said. The release also included a link to the Governor's flight manifests from October 2017.
"No form of sexual harassment can be tolerated in the workplace - and cannot be tolerated at any level of government".
Ms. Boylan first accused Mr.
"I support that", he said at the time.