August 5, 2021

IT’S AS IF ALL THE “MORALITY ACTIVISTS” ARE REALLY JUST POLITICAL HACKS: Time’s Up Founder Helped Cuomo Team Smear Governor’s Accuser: Anti-sexual harassment group worked with Cuomo aides to discredit Lindsey Boylan.

A report released by the New York attorney general’s office said Roberta Kaplan, the cofounder of Time’s Up, advised the Cuomo team about an op-ed the governor wrote to discredit Lindsey Boylan, a former Cuomo adviser who accused the governor of sexual misconduct in December 2020. A top Cuomo aide said Kaplan and Time’s Up CEO Tina Tchen largely approved of the op-ed. The piece, which was never published, “denied the legitimacy of Ms. Boylan’s allegations, impugned her credibility, and attacked her claims as politically motivated,” according to the attorney general’s report.

The finding could undercut Kaplan and her organization’s claims to be champions of the #MeToo movement. Kaplan and Tchen, a former Obama White House official, cofounded Time’s Up in 2018, in the wake of allegations of sexual assault against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. The allegations against Cuomo are arguably the biggest #MeToo case in the past couple years.

#MeToo was a political torpedo aimed at Trump that circled back around and blew up the Democrats, because their leadership is packed with abusers and abuser-enablers. Including the people championing #MeToo.

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