Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, has been accused of forcibly kissing a former aide in allegations that could hurt his chances of a presidential run in 2024. Lindsey Boylan, who was a special adviser to the governor until she resigned in 2018, said Mr Cuomo “abused his power as governor to sexually harass me, just as he had done with so many other women.” Writing in a post on the website Medium, Ms Boylan, 36, says she stepped down from her position after Mr Cuomo stepped in front of her path and kissed her on the lips after a meeting at his office in New York City. She had also worked as a deputy secretary for economic development. Mr Cuomo, who has recently faced criticism for covering up the extent of deaths in New York’s care homes, is under growing pressure. Elise Stefanik, Republican representative for New York's 21st congressional district, called for Mr Cuomo to immediately resign, adding that “any elected official who does not immediately call for his resignation is complicit in allowing a sexual predator to continue leading the great state of New York.” Alessandra Biaggi, Democratic state senator for The Bronx, also tweeted about Ms Boylan’s accusations: “I have no doubt that this is true," she wrote. “I’ve witnessed similar behavior, and it’s unacceptable." In the post, Ms Boylan writes that Mr Cuomo, 63, had told staff she reminded him of his former girlfriend, only “better looking.” She posted screenshots purportedly of emails from the Director of the Governor’s offices telling her to ‘look up’ Mr Cuomo’s former girlfriend.