Cuomo accuser says MTA official was ‘calling around’ about her after reveal



A former aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo was accused Wednesday of allegedly trying to investigate the woman who sparked the sexual harassment scandal that’s threatening his political career.

In a series of tweets, Lindsey Boylan claimed that Abbey Collins — a former Cuomo spokeswoman who’s now chief communications officer for the MTA — “was calling around asking our former colleagues about me once I came forward.”

“Is that allowed? And why did you care so much, Abbey?” Boylan wrote.

Boylan added, “Maybe the org chart changed since I left state service? Any particular reason why you were calling other former female colleagues @abbey_e_collins ? I’m trying to piece it all together. Hopefully some folks can help me.”

Lindsey Boylan attends The 9th Annual Elly Awards Hosted By The Women's Forum Of New York on June 17, 2019.
Lindsey Boylan attends The 9th Annual Elly Awards Hosted By The Women’s Forum Of New York on June 17, 2019.
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Boylan — a former Cuomo aide who’s now a Democratic candidate for Manhattan borough president — also questioned whether Collins was acting at the request of current Cuomo administration officials, including Linda Lacewell, the state’s superintendent of financial services, and budget director Robert Mujica.

When contacted by The Post, Collins said of Boylan’s allegations, “It’s inaccurate.”

Collins declined to comment further.

In a statement issued Tuesday night, Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi acknowledged that the governor’s office “proactively reached out to some former colleagues” after Boylan, her lawyers and reporters began contacting former staffers in the wake of her initial allegations against Cuomo in December.


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