When the “me too” movement became all the craze, women from every cobwebbed corner of America emerged from the shadows to claim their victim statuses. Don’t misunderstand, sexual harassment should never be tolerated in any form, but deciphering legitimate claims from the phonies is not always an easy task.
In cases where a lack of evidence resorts to a “he said-she said” scenario, which is oftentimes the case, the person defending their self-professed above-board morality rides off into the sunset, unscathed and free to harass again.
Sometimes the accusers are in it for the money, which we have witnessed time and again, while others may be flapping their lips, or threatening to, in hopes it’ll bring a job promotion. However, there are also way too many cases where the accuser is fully justified, and they seek nothing other than for the accused to be flushed out and humiliated for who and what they are.
Such is the case with Lindsey Boylan, a former aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who recently exposed the good-for-nothing Democratic governor on Twitter by tweeting how the guy had “sexually 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? This was the way for years,” the tweet continued.
Boylan, now 36, began her employment with the Cuomo Administration as executive vice president of Empire State Development in March 2015. She later worked as a special adviser to Cuomo for economic development until she resigned in Oct 2018.
Boylan made her stance crystal clear that she was not bringing Cuomo’s inappropriate actions to light as a get rich quick scheme when she later tweeted, “To be clear: I have no interest in talking to journalists. I am about validating the experience of countless women and making sure abuse stops.” She didn’t go into any explicit details, and as she stated she had no interest in doing, did not immediately respond to the media.
As horrid of an idea as this sounds like, The Associated Press, along with a string of other news media outlets, recently reported that Cuomo, 63, is under Joe Biden’s microscope for maybe becoming America’s next attorney general. So while Boylan isn’t looking for one red cent, she’s issuing a stern warning to anyone who’ll listen.
Several weeks prior to tweeting her accusation, Boylan had tweeted about how her time with the Cuomo administration had been the worst experience of her entire lifetime. She said it had by far been the lousiest job she had ever had.
“I tried to quit three times before it stuck. I’ve worked hard my whole life. Hustled – fake it till you make it style,” she had tweeted. “That environment is beyond toxic. I’m still unwrapping it years later in therapy!”
Boylan has continued her career in politics despite a rocky start with Cuomo. In 2020 she ran against U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler in the Democratic primary, claiming how her incumbent was not nearly progressive enough to accomplish anything of significant value.
She only pulled 22% of the vote but she isn’t giving up the fight. She plans on competing in the 2021 Democratic primary to succeed Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, who is serving a limited term.
But it isn’t political gain that’s driving Boylan either. She just wants to make darn certain that someone with the immorality and crassness of Andrew Cuomo, as he truly is behind the scenes, doesn’t become Joe Biden’s go-to guy. Despite Cuomo’s polished smile image, he’s a nasty ogre who bullied Boylan right out of his administration.
Is this what America wants or needs?