Lindsey Boylan plans to file civil lawsuit against Gov. Cuomo

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NEW YORK (NEWS10) — After an investigation by New York Attorney General Letitia James found that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassing multiple women, at least one of the complainants has announced plans to file a civil lawsuit.

Lindsey Boylan, a former staffer in the Governor’s office and state government employee, said the Governor would often make comments about her appearance and would casually touch her on the lower back, waist, and legs. She said he also kissed her on the lips when the two were alone together.

She detailed her accusations against the Governor in a personal blog published in February.

The AG’s report found that Boylan’s allegations were credible, including that members of the Governor’s office retaliated against Boylan after she made the accusations.

“One of the things that bothers me the most about this is how many people worked in concert with the Governor in order to discredit Lindsey without knowing the truth even though people had suspicions and people knew how hard the Governor’s office was,” Boylan’s attorney Jill Basinger said. “But everyone immediately came out against her and did everything they could to discredit this very brave woman.”

An outside attorney for the Executive Chamber responded to Boylan’s allegations about retaliation included in the report said:

“One of the report’s many errors is its conclusion that the Executive Chamber impermissibly retaliated when it responded to Lindsey Boylan’s allegations. On July 18, we provided the Attorney General’s office with a 13-page, detailed analysis explaining why such a finding would be legally and factually wrong. The report irresponsibly mischaracterizes and dismisses that analysis in a footnote.”

Paul Fishman, outside attorney for Executive Chamber

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