ANDREW Cuomo "should APOLOGIZE" after former aide Lindsey Boylan accused him of "sexual harassment", a feminist group co-founder said.
Shaunna Thomas' demand came the day after Lindsey Boylan made the accusation against the New York Gov.
"This would be a good time for @NYGovCuomo to apologize and prove he's going to do better by addressing systemic sexual harassment and enacting #OneFairWage cc @onefairwage," UltraViolet founder Thomas tweeted.
Boylan, who worked for New York Gov Cuomo from 2015 to 2018, made the sexual harassment accusations in a series of tweets on Sunday.
Cuomo has strongly denied the allegations.
The Gov's office did not immediately respond to The Sun for further comment on Wednesday.
"Yes, @NYGovCuomo sexually harassed me for years," Boylan wrote in a tweet thread. "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."
She continued, claiming she was not the only one to experience harassment.
"Not knowing what to expect what's (sic) the most upsetting part aside from knowing that no one would do a damn thing even when they saw it," Boylan claimed. "No one."
"And I *know* I am not the only woman."
In response to Boylan's accusations, Press Secretary Caitlin Girouard said: “There is simply no truth to these claims.”
Following Boylan's claim, Republican New York Rep Elise Stefanik called for an investigation.
"I am publicly calling for an independent investigation into the serious allegations of pervasive workplace sexual harassment & verbal abuse by Governor Andrew Cuomo," Stefanik wrote in a tweet thread.
"The people of New York deserve a Governor who lives up to his own public statements on sexual harassment."
After Boylan came forward with her claims, an internal memo obtained by the Associated Press indicated she resigned after accusations of toxic culture in her own office.
The memo, written by an administration official, detailed several HR complaints from women at Empire State Development.
“Ms. Boylan had behaved in a way towards them that was harassing, belittling, and had yelled and been generally unprofessional,” Julia Pinover Kupiec, the administration's ethics officer, wrote in the memo.
Boylan, who is married to investment banker LeRoy Kim, is one of several candidates running to be President of the Borough of Manhattan.
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