Gov. Cuomo accuser calls out ‘bystanders’ who ‘validate’ abuse

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Gov. Cuomo accuser Lindsey Boylan is calling out the “bystanders” who witness sexual abuse but remain silent, urging them to “do better.”

“I went to bed & woke up thinking about all the bystanders that make abuse possible,” Boylan tweeted on Friday. “They watch it happen. They look away. They validate the abuser with support.

“We cannot change the past but we can heal & create a better future. There are no bystanders in that better future.”

Last week, the Democratic Manhattan Borough President candidate and former Cuomo aide accused the governor of planting an unwanted kiss “on her lips” without warning inside his Manhattan office and said the Dem also once suggested “let’s play strip poker.”

Boylan, who kicked off mounting allegations of sexual misconduct against Cuomo, said more needs to be done to “end the abuse now.”

“Bystanders: you can be activated. You can do better,” she wrote in a follow up tweet. “You can help make it right and end the abuse. End the abuse now. Say something. Do something.”

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Lindsey Boylan says that Andrew Cuomo suggested they “play strip poker.”
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In a piece published Thursday by Harper’s Bazaar, Boylan said she was “not focused on punishment” when it comes to sexual abuse and harassment.

“I’m focused on accountability,” she said.

The political hopeful also took a swipe at fellow Democrats who protect other pols accused of misconduct.

“That’s not my Democratic Party, and it angers me when I hear that,” she said in the interview.

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