The Democratic and Republican clubs at New York College demanded that SUNY Chancellor James Malatras quit for slandering Lindsey Boylan, the first woman to publicly accuse former Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment.
Attorney General Letitia James disclosed a plethora of documents connected to her probe into the deposed governor on Monday, revealing Malatras’ venomous remarks.
CNN suspended anchor Chris Cuomo for his role in combating harassment charges against his brother, Andrew, as a result of the shocking evidence.
Chris Cuomo was caught on tape tapping his journalistic sources and providing dirt to his brother’s crew to smear accusations, according to texts and emails.
Andrew Cuomo resigned in August under the prospect of impeachment after James’ damning investigation found that the three-term Democrat mistreated at least 11 women and harassed or assaulted many colleagues, including a state trooper assigned to his security detail. Despite stepping down, he denied any wrongdoing.
The newly released documents include email chains from May 2019 in which Malatras, a longtime Cuomo aide and advisor before being appointed SUNY chancellor at Cuomo’s request, slams Boylan in a dispute over workplace conditions in the governor’s office a year and a half before she filed her sexual harassment claims.
Malatras emailed Cuomo’s aides, “Malatras to Boylan: Go f**k yourself.”
“Let’s get some of her crazy emails out there!” After Boylan criticized the governor’s office as a terrible environment, Malatras wrote to a staffer in Cuomo’s inner circle. Cray is a slang term for insane.
Malatras allegedly expressed his desire to “drive her insane,” alluding to Boylan.
“When do we release the nuclear insane file, I’m ready to testify,” another worker, Cuomo officer director Stephanie Benton, wrote in a text exchange.
A year later, the Cuomo campaign did reveal portions of Boylan’s personnel file in an attempt to debunk her charges of sexual harassment.
The Twitter feud between Malatras and Boylan was first reported by The Washington Post in March. Malatras, on the other hand, is nastier in his internal Boylan discussions.
Malatras’ statements and behavior, according to the New York College Democrats and Republicans, were “beyond the pale,” and he must go.
Malatras’ remarks about Boylan were “extremely inappropriate,” according to Savannah Chadwick, president of the College Democrats of New York, and “illustrate the chancellor’s pattern of toxic, unprofessional, and inexcusable behavior.”
“We believe the chancellor is unsuited to lead our wonderful SUNY system, which must maintain its reputation as a welcoming environment for all students and teachers,” Chadwick added.
“College Democrats of New York demand that SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras resign, and strongly urge Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the SUNY Board of Trustees to dismiss Malatras and begin a global search for a new chancellor if he refuses to cooperate.”