Rose McGowan Backs Cuomo's Sexual Harassment Accuser, Calls for Investigation
#MeToo activist says she believes Lindsey Boylan's claims
#MeToo activist and actress Rose McGowan spoke out in support of Lindsey Boylan, the former special adviser to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who accused him of sexual harassment.
Boylan wrote an explosive Medium post detailing how Cuomo allegedly suggested the pair play "strip poker," among other "inappropriate behavior" during her time working for the Governor.
The allegations against Cuomo were denied by his press secretary, Caitlin Girouard, on Wednesday.
McGowan told Fox News believes Boylan's claims.
"I completely stand by Lindsey Boylan."
"Its truth leaks from every word on the screen that she wrote," McGowan said.
"She, none of us, should endure what she endured. 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."
Boylan detailed in her piece several specific instances where Cuomo allegedly engaged in inappropriate behavior.
She wrote she "complained to friends that the Governor would go out of his way to touch me on my lower back, arms, and legs."
The governor also encouraged Boylan to look for photos of his rumored former girlfriend, telling her "[they] could be sisters."
Boylan also alleges Cuomo kissed her on the lips during another incident.
"As we said before, Ms. Boylan's claims of inappropriate behavior are quite simply false," Girouard said in a statement.
McGowan said she finds it "unconscionable" Cuomo's alleged harassment took place after multiple women came forward with allegations of disgraced media mogul Harvey Weinstein
"The fact that [Cuomo] was still doing it after the Weinstein allegations and during the #MeToo movement is egregious and disgusting," McGowan said.
"It just shows the level of sociopathy that those at the highest levels of power have."
"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," the former "Charmed" star said.
"She has to be scared of being alone with a man who's her superior? It's so unfair."
As NewsBusters previously noted, the three networks ignored Boylan when she took to Twitter back in December when she first made her sexual harassment claim against Cuomo, though she did not share details at the time.
Meanwhile, CNN and "Cuomo Prime Time" anchor Chris Cuomo has made an unprecedented push to downplay and deflect from the controversies surrounding the New York Democrat.