Head of NY University System Steps Down After Cuomo Controversy

Head of NY University System Steps Down After Cuomo Controversy

(RepublicanPress.org) – Disgraced former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s (D) failed political career continues claiming casualties months after his August 2021 resignation. The chancellor of the State University of New York (SUNY) became the latest to step down over his ill-placed loyalty to Cuomo.

On Friday, January 14, Jim Malatras’ job as chancellor ended. He submitted a letter of resignation on December 9, 2021, after New York Attorney General Letitia James released several documents related to her office’s investigation into Cuomo’s misdeeds.

The document release included several text messages from Malatras disparaging one of the women who accused Cuomo of sexual misconduct. The text messages began in May 2019 and included communication between Malatras and top Cuomo administration officials belittling former Cuomo aide Lindsey Boylan.

The texts included the use of expletives to describe Boylan after she complained about the toxic work environment at Cuomo’s Manhattan office. He reportedly instructed staff members to harass her, and “drive her nuts” in a private exchange with members of Cuomo’s executive chamber. He also suggested releasing some of her emails to the public as part of an apparent smear campaign.

Boylan published a scathing exposé in February 2021, detailing years of inappropriate interactions with Cuomo, including an unsolicited kiss. She also discussed his creation of a work environment “where sexual harassment and bullying [was] so pervasive… it [was] not only condoned but expected.”

Do you think it was appropriate for it to take longer than a month for Malatras’ resignation to go into effect?

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