Conservative #MeToo actress Rose McGowan wants a formal investigation into a former aide’s sexual harassment allegations against embattled New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
“I completely stand by Lindsey Boylan. Its truth leaks from every word on the screen that she wrote. She, none of us, should endure what she endured,” the former Charmed actress told Fox News.
Boylan, the former deputy secretary and special advisor to the governor detailed the years of sexual harassment she allegedly faced under the employ of Cuomo in an essay she posted to Medium on Wednesday. She accused the governor of asking her to play strip poker, kissing her on the lips after a meeting, and tracking her whereabouts while she worked in his office.
Cuomo’s press secretary said Boylan’s claims of inappropriate behavior were false in response to her article. “If they’re doing it to her, what are they doing to constituents? What is he going to do to what he considers the little people? It’s monstrous,” McGowan commented.
“Imagine how tired Lindsey Boylan is? She just wants to go to work and do her job, something she studied for, worked hard for, fought for and fought to make a difference in a way she knows how,” McGowan went on. “She has to be scared of being alone with a man who’s her superior? It’s so unfair.”
McGowan finds it “unconscionable” that Cuomo’s behavior took place during the highly publicized #MeToo era. “The fact that [Cuomo] was still doing it after the Weinstein allegations and during the #MeToo movement is egregious and disgusting,” McGowan, who is Harvey Weinstein accuser, remarked. “It just shows the level of sociopathy that those at the highest levels of power have.”
She wants Cuomo to face a probe into his alleged actions. “I would like to see an honest investigation. I would like that position of power to be filled by somebody who is not dangerous and a bully and intimidating and threatening because that’s what sexual harassment is. It’s power abuse. It’s trying to make the little person feel small.”