The star-studded Timeline UP Foundation joined the rising chorus on Thursday, demanding an official investigation into sexual harassment claims against the government. Andrew Cuomo – about two of its most famous board members.
“Allegations of inappropriate behavior in any workplace are deeply troubling and should be addressed,” said Tina Tenchen, president and CEO of the foundation.
“We immediately call the Cuomo administration to conduct a full and independent investigation into these claims.”
In the midst of that scandal, the time UP was founded Due to conviction And jailed famed filmmaker Harvey Weinstein on sexual harassment charges.
Its board members include actress Ashley Judd – A Weinstein Accused Who in 2019 Cuomo welcomed To sign the anti-harassment law – and actress Eva Longoria, who Cuomo praised the operation COVID-19 epidemic when it helped host the Democratic National Convention last year.
Thursday’s announcement by the Not-for-Profit group followed similar calls from actress Rose McGowan, a Weinstein accused and #MeToo activist and Mayor Bill de Blasio.
In December, Cuomo denied the initial, non-specific allegations leveled against him by former aide Lindsay Boylan, now a Democratic candidate for Manhattan Borough President, saying they were “just not true.”
After Governor Boylen did not appear publicly on Wednesday Accused him of kissing her “On the lips” without warning after the 2018 meeting at his Manhattan office, and “let’s play strip poker” during an October 2017 flight on his official state jet.
But on Wednesday, Cuomo Press Secretary Katlin Girouard said in a prepared statement, “As we said earlier, Ms. Boylan’s claims of inappropriate behavior are fairly straightforward lies.”
Girard also released a joint statement from four current and former colleagues – Johnny Magigor, Howard Zemsky, Dani Lever and AB Fashor Collins – who said he had joined Cuomo for the October 2017 flights on which Boylan was also a passenger .
“We were on each of these October flights and this conversation did not take place,” the statement said.