Lindsay Boylan, who accused former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D., of sexual harassment, known as his successor Kathy Hochul, D., “shameful” for refusing to name for the SUNY chancellor’s firing after final week’s bombshell transcript launch from the state lawyer common revealed his profane messages for her.
New York Lawyer Basic Letitia James launched transcripts from the sweeping investigation into Gov. Cuomo’s conduct final week. Paperwork confirmed Jim Malatras, the top of SUNY, a system of public faculties and universities within the state, participated in a bullying marketing campaign in opposition to Boylan when he served within the former governor’s Govt Chamber following her complaints of a poisonous office setting.
In a non-public alternate with members of the Govt Chamber, Malatras wrote, “Malatras to Boylan: Go f*** your self.”
The paperwork additionally confirmed him telling employees of his intentions to “drive her nuts” and instructed they need to “launch a few of her cray [sic] emails.”
Outraged New Yorkers known as for Malatras’s resignation, and requested Hochul for her assist when he refused. Malatras mentioned he was “not proud” of the language he used with regard to Boylan, however that he was going to direct his focus to his prime place at SUNY.
The governor uncared for to participate within the marketing campaign, arguing on Monday that whereas she has dedicated to combating sexual harassment in her places of work, she can’t management the setting of different administrations.
“I’ll tackle what I can management,” Hochul mentioned, including, “I perceive that Jim Malatras has been appointed to that place by the trustees. So, that isn’t my administration.”
“That is shameful @KathyHochul – significantly because you and your employees know precisely who @jimmaltras is and the hurt he has completed to so many,” Boylan tweeted in response.
Hochul solely hinted at plans for an “overhaul” of the SUNY system.
“We’d like a pacesetter of the SUNY establishment. I will be making an overhaul of the SUNY system as a part of my State of the State…In chatting with my administration to a variety of trustees, continuity presently is essential,” she mentioned.
Others hit Hochul for her inaction, together with the group VoicesForSeniors, which advocates for seniors and was particularly vocal throughout the Cuomo administration’s nursing dwelling scandal on the peak of the coronavirus pandemic.
“That is essentially the most anti-woman transfer I’ve seen in a very long time,” the group mentioned of Hochul.
Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., known as Hochul and her accomplices “complicit.”
Boylan, an aide for the previous New York governor, was the primary girl to publicly accuse the governor of sexual harassment. In February, Boylan charged Cuomo with providing her an invite to play strip poker on a authorities airplane, and an unsolicited kiss in his Manhattan workplace. Her revelation appeared to immediate a number of extra girls to return ahead with their very own sexual harassment costs in opposition to Cuomo. He resigned in August.
The lawyer common’s latest transcript launch additionally highlighted former CNN anchor Chris Cuomo’s position in his brother’s sexual harassment scandal. In his unofficial position advising his brother, he used his media affect to dig up grime on the governor’s accusers and listen in on different journalists wanting into the matter, the paperwork discovered.
The scandals resulted within the youthful Cuomo sibling additionally losing his job on the community, and his stepping down from his SiriusXM radio present. Boylan accused a few of CNN’s on-air personalities of being complicit within the Cuomos’ “abuses of energy.”
However the newest case of complicity lies with Hochul, Boylan mentioned.
“You realize higher. You’re simply not doing higher,” Boylan tweeted.