NEW YORK (AP) — One of the women who accused New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexually harassing her at the workplace says she was motivated to come forward after another woman contacted her to share similar allegations.

Lindsey Boylan tells Harper's Bazaar that another factor was that Cuomo had been named as a contender for attorney general of the United States.

Boylan first accused Cuomo of harassment on Twitter in December.

Two additional women have made accusations since then.

Cuomo said Wednesday he was sorry for acting “in a way that made people feel uncomfortable.”

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Women have left marks on everything from entertainment and music to space exploration, athletics, and technology. Each passing year and new milestone makes it clear both how recent this history-making is in relation to the rest of the country, as well as how far we still need to go. The resulting timeline shows that women are constantly making history worthy of best-selling biographies and classroom textbooks; someone just needs to write about them.

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