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Accuser Lindsey Boylan compares embrace from Cuomo to Jabba the Hutt

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One of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s sexual harassment accusers on Thursday compared an embrace from him to being ravaged by the powerful, slug-like “Star Wars” character Jabba the Hutt.

“Just the good old office welcome to women in the governor’s office of New York,” former Cuomo aide Lindsey Boylan tweeted with a photo of Jabba the Hutt squeezing a repulsed-looking Princess Leia.

Ana Liss, who has also accused Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, echoed the notion that Cuomo is monsterlike in the comment section of Boylan’s tweet.

“TFW he’s approaching your desk,” she posted next to an image of a glass of water shaking as a dinosaur from the movie “Jurassic Park” stomps nearby.

Boylan, 36, has alleged that Cuomo, 63, subjected her to harassment that included kissing her “on the lips” as she left a meeting in his Manhattan office in 2018.

Allegations by Boylan, who is now a Democratic candidate for Manhattan borough president, triggered allegations from other female accusers, including his current aide Alyssa McGrath, 33.

McGrath alleges Cuomo harassed her by peering down her blouse and commenting on her necklace, among other incidents. An unidentified aide has also accused Cuomo of groping her breast in the New York State Executive Mansion.

In “Star Wars,” Jabba the Hutt was one of the galaxy’s most notorious gangsters, with far-reaching influence in the criminal world and political circles.

A rep for Cuomo didn’t immediately return a request for comment Thursday. Boylan also didn’t return a request for comment.

Lindsey Boylan, a former advisor to Gov. Cuomo who as accused him of sexual harassment, at a rally in Manhattan on March 20, 2021.
Lindsey Boylan, a former advisor to Gov. Cuomo who as accused him of sexual harassment, at a rally in Manhattan on March 20, 2021.
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Suspect arrested in fatal Brooklyn stabbing

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Police have apprehended a suspect in the fatal December stabbing of a Brooklyn man, cops said on Saturday.

The suspect, John Headley, 32, also of Brooklyn, was taken into custody Friday and charged with murder and weapons possession for the Dec. 12 knifing of Ken Baird, 37, police said.

Baird was stabbed multiple times in the chest following a dispute on Crown Street near Utica Avenue in Crown Heights at about 6:40 p.m., police said.

EMS transported Baird to King County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, cops said.

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Man dies after jumping from Staten Island Ferry

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A 53-year-old man died Saturday after jumping from the Staten Island Ferry into the chilly waters of New York Harbor, police said.

NYPD Harbor launch officers pulled the man out of the water after responding to reports of a jumper near the Whitehall Ferry Terminal in Manhattan at around 2 p.m.

“He jumped off the ferry as it pulled away from the dock,” an NYPD spokesman told The Post. He jumped off the Ferryboat Andrew J. Barberi, police said.

The unidentified victim was removed to Pier 11 and transported to New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 3:10 p.m.

A newsstand worker said there were “about 50 or so emergency people” at Pier 11 following a valiant effort — which included CPR — to save the man’s life.

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An NYPD spokesman says the 53-year-old man “jumped off the ferry as it pulled away from the dock.”

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The 53-year-old man was transported to New York-Presbyterian Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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Kemp Lashes M.L.B. as Republicans Defend Georgia’s Voting Law

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Mr. Kemp, who is gearing up to run for re-election in 2022, has striven to re-enter the good graces of Republican voters after becoming a central political target of former President Donald J. Trump because of his refusal to help Mr. Trump overturn the state’s election results last year. A former secretary of state of Georgia who has his own record of decisions that made voting harder for the state’s residents, he is again a key G.O.P. voice leading the charge on the issue.

On Saturday, he repeatedly tried to paint the league’s decision as driven by Stacey Abrams, the voting rights advocate and former Democratic candidate for governor in Georgia who is seen as likely to challenge Mr. Kemp again next year.

Ms. Abrams, one of the most prominent critics of Georgia’s voting law, has pushed back on calls for sports leagues and corporations to boycott the state. She said on Friday that she was “disappointed” baseball officials had pulled the All-Star Game but that she was “proud of their stance on voting rights.”

In defending the law in Georgia, Mr. Kemp singled out two Democratically controlled states, New York and Delaware, and compared their voting regulations with the new law in Georgia. Those states do not offer as many options for early voting as Georgia does, but they have also not passed new laws instituting restrictions on voting.

“In New York, they have 10 days of early voting,” Mr. Kemp said (New York actually has nine). “In Georgia, we have a minimum of 17, with two additional Sundays that are optional in our state. In New York, you have to have an excuse to vote absentee. In Georgia, you can vote absentee for any reason.”

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