Cuomo accuser calls for better protections for survivors

Updated: March 26, 2021 05:48 PM
Created: March 26, 2021 04:09 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The first woman to come forward to accuse Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment is calling for better protections for survivors.

Lindsey Boylan, a former aide, claims the governor harassed her several times going back to 2017, including one instance where he kissed her on the lips.

The governor has strongly denied the allegations.

Boylan spoke during a virtual press briefing Friday with the sexual harassment working group. 

The group helps protect survivors who choose to come forward.

"I recognize that I'm privileged enough to be able to speak up about the harassment that I faced in the workplace from Governor Cuomo," Boylan said. "Most survivors don't have the privileges I do of being able to hire an attorney and use their platform in this way. That's why the work of the sexual harassment working group is so vitally important."

The group is calling on lawmakers to pass legislation to hold men in power accountable for similar accusations and pass better protections for workers.

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