NY Democrat: I Also Witnessed 'Inappropriate' Behavior from Cuomo Admin

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Posted: Feb 25, 2021 12:00 PM
NY Democrat: I Also Witnessed 'Inappropriate' Behavior from Cuomo Admin

Source: AP Photo/Seth Wenig

Former Gov. Cuomo aide Lindsey Boylan's candid op-ed detailing Cuomo's inappropriate behavior has compelled other public figures to speak out on the toxic environment they experienced while working in the Cuomo administration. According to Boylan, Gov. Cuomo kissed her on the mouth in his office without permission, made sexual innuendos and once asked her to play "strip poker."

New York state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi knows what it feels like to be bullied by the Cuomo administration. She was one of three female Democratic lawmakers to reportedly be called "f**king idiots" by Cuomo advisor Rich Azzopardi. Biaggi said she supports Boylan and said that she too witnessed "inappropriate" behavior when she worked for the administration.

But Azzopardi showed no remorse in yet another dismissive statement.

"Alessandra Biaggi has chronically misrepresented her role during her brief time in the Governor's office - the Governor did not interact with her when she worked there - further, the majority of the senior staff never knew who she was or that she worked in the office until after she left and ran for office," he said on Wednesday.

Biaggi said that his take was "fascinating," before recalling how staff tried to bully her.

Cuomo is currently under investigation for his role in the state's nursing home scandal. Concerned folks also want an investigation into the sexual harassment claims as well.