Lindsey Boylan became the first of several women to come forward with disgraceful accusations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Since then, at least four other women have come forward with similar stories about the longtime NY governor. The other accusers include fellow former Cuomo staffers, Ana Liss and Karen Hinton.
Boylan who is a political candidate, revealed that during the time she worked in the Democrat’s administration, Cuomo “would go out of his way to touch me on my lower back, arms and legs”, compared her to one of his rumored ex-girlfriends and once suggested they should play strip poker. She also added that he once kissed her on the lips without her consent.
Check out five interesting facts about Boylan.
1. She is a Democrat running for Manhattan borough president
Lindsey Boylan has made a career as a public servant. She had previously served as chief of staff of New York State’s economic development arm and as a deputy secretary for economic development for Governor Andrew Cuomo.
She also served as the Director for Business Affairs for Bryant Park
According to her LinkedIn, Boylan received an MBA from Columbia Business School after graduating from Wellesley College.
2. She ran for the U.S. House to represent New York’s 10th District
In 2019, Lindsey emerged as a potential primary challenger to powerful House Judiciary Committee chairman Representative Jerry Nadler of New York.
The district, NY-10, covers Manhattan from the Upper West Side to the Financial District and parts of Brooklyn. Rep. Nadler has been in Congress for over 26 years and represented this district since 2013.
3. She received an intimidating email
Soon after she was named as a potential challenger to Nadler, Boylan says she received an email from a former acquaintance she described as a major donor in local Democratic circles, telling her he was “disappointed” in her decision to take on Nadler.
Rather than second-guessing her candidacy, Boylan told Teen Vogue the email made her feel absolutely certain that she should run.
Having worked in government, Boylan was aware that the establishment and their allies in all political parties often join forces to intimidate possible primary challengers.
So when it happened to her, Boylan was disappointed but not surprised.
4. She has a child
Lindsay is a married woman, she and her husband LeRoy are the parents of a daughter named, Vivienne.
Lindsey Boylan is the proud mother of a 6-year-old daughter. When asked the reason for her run, she immediately brought up both her young daughter, whose future she feels is under constant assault from the Trump administration.
5. She was born to a teen-mom
During an interview, she also revealed she felt inspired by her mother who became a teenage mom at 16 and who had to rely relied on government social services like food stamps.