Shocking Abuse Allegations Force Resignation of State Attorney General
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has resigned after a report in The New Yorker revealed accusations of physical abuse against four love interests. Two women on Monday came forward to say that Schneiderman physically struck them, often after drinking and while they were in bed. One woman claimed that Schneiderman threatened to kill her if she ever left him. Two other women also had similar stories.
When the report first came out Schneiderman claimed the incidents were part of "private role-playing and other consensual sexual activity.” He denied ever assaulting anyone. Ironically, Schneiderman filed a lawsuit against movie producer Harvey Weinstein accusing him of sexually harassing women for years.
In a statement released Monday night, Schneiderman said;
“It has been my great honor and privilege to serve as Attorney General for the people of the State of New York. In the last several hours, serious allegations, which I strongly contest, have been made against me. While these allegations are unrelated to my professional conduct or the operations of the office, they will effectively prevent me from leading the office’s work at this critical time.”
Schneiderman was intending to run for a third term as State Attorney General in November.