White House spokesman responded to the Cuomo sex scandal: will carefully check

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said at a regular briefing Thursday (Feb. 25) that “any allegations” in the sex scandal involving New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo need to be taken seriously and verified.

In response to a reporter’s question about Cuomo’s involvement in the sex scandal, Psaki said, “President Biden‘s views on the issue have not changed. When the person who broke the story comes forward, she should be respected, and their voices should be heard and not suppressed.”

This week, Lindsey Boylan, a former aide to New York Governor Cuomo, came forward again to claim she was sexually harassed by Cuomo for years, having first launched her allegations in December 2020.

Boylan said on Tuesday (Feb. 23) that Cuomo repeatedly and intentionally arranged private meetings with her and made sexual advances such as kissing and touching and “inappropriate comments” to her. Boylan said Cuomo asked to play a game of “strip” with Boylan on a business trip on a plane in October 2017.

Boylan worked as deputy secretary of the New York State Economic Development Authority and special adviser to Cuomo between March 2015 and October 2018, according to her LinkedIn profile.

Caitlin Girouard, a spokeswoman for Cuomo’s office, dismissed Boylan’s allegations in a statement and said there is simply no truth to the fact that Boylan was sexually harassed by the governor.

Boylan said, however, that Cuomo’s chief of staff, Stephanie Benton, said in an earlier email to her that Governor Cuomo suggested Boylan look up photos of Lisa Shields, who is allegedly Cuomo’s ex-girlfriend. Cuomo would later call her “Lisa” in front of his colleagues. Boylan has saved screenshots of emails between her and Stephanie. In addition, before working for Cuomo, she had received warnings such as “be careful working around the governor.

In an article, Boylan said, “It was expected that the governor and his top aides would do everything they could to smear her, as they did with New York State Assemblyman Kim (R).”

In addition to the sex scandal, Cuomo is deeply involved in hiding the death toll at the nursing Home. The New York Post revealed that Cuomo’s secretary, Melissa DeRosa, told Democratic lawmakers that Cuomo hid the number of nursing home deaths out of fear that the true number could be used by the Trump administration’s Justice Department “against us.

According to the report, there are more than 600 nursing homes in New York State, housing more than 100,000 seniors. On January 28, 2021, New York State Attorney General Letitia James reported that the New York State Department of health may have underreported the number of deaths by about 50 percent.

Bloomberg reported last December that sources indicated Biden was interested in making Cuomo attorney general, having served as New York State Attorney General from 2007 to 2010. Emmy Award.