NYT: Another Current Aide Accuses Cuomo Of Sexual Harassment | Talking Points Memo

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is facing fresh allegations of inappropriate behavior from a current aide, the New York Times reported on Friday night. 

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://talkingpointsmemo.com/?p=1365873

He said-she said-she said-she said-she said-she said-she said-she said-she said-she said-she said.


Is someone keeping count? I’m running out of digits to count on.


So have we reached the tipping point?
All these behaviors cataloged with his lawyer’s explanation of Andrew is old school really isn’t cutting it, for me.


Sexuality. It makes life confusing.


“Build competitive relationships between female co-workers in his office”.

Speaks to a manipulative agenda.
This bit of information is what I find most troubling. It’s sociopathic.


"Sexuality. It makes life confusing "

Confusion. It makes life sexual.


Cubicle office furniture arrangements leave employees facing their divide walls and so they can only be approached from the rear which is aces and eights bad Feng Shui. Anyone who walks up without announcing their presence (knock knock) puts the employee in a vulnerable position. When workers had desks facing away from a wall it created a safe space barrier.

Pro tip: Close enough to see or touch is too damn close.


New York and California Govs getting rocked simultaneously. Coincidence?


There are no qoincidences.


Rinse. Repeat.


And they tried to recall JBE in Louisiana (and failed).

Boylan was the first to make accusations against Cuomo last December. Problem is, she made the accusations on Twitter. Two months later, it hit mainstream media when Bennett came forward at the end of February.
Boylan also has issues with conflicting stories.

Boylan said that Cuomo set the tone, ridiculing several of his closest staffers, including Stephanie Benton, the director of the Governor’s offices. “I remember, Stephanie had a haircut that he kept making fun of her for all day in front of other people. And she was crying,” Boylan said. (Benton, who is still employed in state government, said that Boylan’s account was untrue and that the Governor had always treated her well, adding, “If I felt otherwise, I would speak for myself.”)

Then there’s this:

After leaving the Cuomo administration, in 2018, Boylan, who is thirty-six, ran unsuccessfully for Congress; she is now a candidate for Manhattan borough president. She maintains an active Twitter account, with tens of thousands of followers. But her December 11th tweet received little attention. On December 13th, Boylan made her accusation more explicit. “Yes, @NYGovCuomo sexually harassed me for years,” she tweeted.

The only one I really believe is Bennett. She made a verbal complaint shortly after the alleged "grooming " incident or fishing expedition by Cuomo. I think Bennett looked at Cuomo as a mentor/father figure. She went to school with his daughters and was the same age. She knew his daughters.
I think it’s possible Cuomo tried to gauge if there was a possibility of scoring with Bennett. And I think Bennett was sort of shocked and hurt by it. If every man that ever tried to clumsily check the “water” with a younger woman was to leave his job in shame, not many men would be employed today. I’m not excusing Cuomo, he was wrong to do what he did because she was an employee.


But I think he should stay on as long as more than half of the voters want him to. Politically, he’s finished.


Cuomo in a lather…


Something like a half dozen women have come forward over the last month or two alleging stories of lecherous conduct that are perfectly consistent with Cuomo’s widely-recognized history of being a complete asshole. I wasn’t there, but I don’t have any problem weighing the available evidence.


I have often been attracted to those I work with. Being a furniture maker by day, it’s usually because of how sharp their tools are and how well they use them.

Sounds good.


It would seem clear that for the good of all concerned Cuomo would do the right thing and resign. Dragging this along helps no one except of course the Republicans in NY state and is fodder for some nasty campaign ads. Of course ego, macho nonsense

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I hadn’t heard that.

Andrew needs a new lawyer. That one basically admitted his client’s guilt, but hey, it used to be men got away with it so c’mon.


That is a tough call. Being falsely accused is, IMO, inexcusable, but these women worked for him presumably because they wanted to help him, and not simply for public service. I could be wrong on that, btw. Point being that these women have nothing to gain by leveling these accusations except holding him accountable for his actions. There is no political motivation behind any of these allegations. These allegations are purely what they are, absent any other motivation. In my pov, that makes them much more credible, and worth the benefit of the doubt. That said, i still want a thorough and proper investigation. Cuomo is entitled to a fair legal process before he’s proven guilty, and my comment about the tough call is with regard to his position amid these allegations is larger than just he said/she said. I’ll be among the first to assert that Al Franken was pushed out waaaay too soon, and in a most unfair manner. However, that unfortunate episode did establish a very clear standard for what the Democratic Party is willing to accept among our elected officials. To many Republicans, this allegation is almost a badge of honor, and accepting this kind of any allegation against any elected official is unacceptable. That is a tremendous difference between the Democratic and Republican ideologies. The GOP did nothing with regard to Dotard T rumpp’s allegations of sexual misconduct for many more than just 4 years. The Democratic Party is better than that. Cuomo is innocent until proven guilty. We have a legal process to make that determination. He is entitled to that process. If he’s innocent, then he emerges a bruised, but clean man. However, the office of the Governor of NY State, and the Party to which he aligns himself suggest that he should step down. Stepping down does not admit guilt. Stepping down admits he’s strong enough to recognize the scope of these allegations is larger than just his ego.

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