NY Attorney General Announces Resignation Following Physical Abuse Accusations

N.Y. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman accused of physically abusing four women

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman denied the allegations of abusing four women

Solicitor General Barbara Underwood will be the acting NY attorney general after Eric Schneiderman announced he will resign amid accusations he physically abused four women, officials announced Tuesday. He denied the substance of the charges but said they would prevent him from effectively doing his work. "I therefore resign my office, effective at the close of business on May 8, 2018". They both claimed that Schneiderman had hit and choked them and they later received medical attention because of the instances.

After a blistering story describing his physical abuse of four women, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo calling for him to quit, Schneiderman tended his resignation last night (May 7).

In February, Mr Schneiderman sued The Weinstein Company for failing to protect employees from years of disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct despite multiple complaints from staff. Schneiderman, a Democrat, announced mere hours after the report was published that he will resign on Tuesday.

Accused Schneiderman had threatened the victims to kill them in case the latter complained against him.

According to the article, AG Eric Schneiderman-who previously positioned himself as an ally of the #MeToo movement-allegedly subjected four women to "nonconsensual physical violence".

Schneiderman told the New Yorker in a statement: "In the privacy of intimate relationships, I have engaged in role-playing and other consensual sexual activity".

The state's attorney general does not need to be an "admitted" attorney (a practicing, licensed one).

He says they haven't yet started talking about specific candidates.

Planned Parenthood's intent with their tweet attacking Conway was unclear and may have been meant as an attack on President Trump, however, many commenters on Twitter wondered if the organization was defending Schneiderman's behavior. I have not assaulted anyone.

Shortly after the announcement of his resignation was made, Manhattan District Attorney's office explained they had opened an investigation into the matter.

State Solicitor General Barbara Underwood will take over for Schneiderman as the acting attorney general and the state Legislature met in a joint session Tuesday morning to begin the selection process of Schneiderman's replacement.

As the allegations mount against Schneiderman, one of the worst comes from his former girlfriend, Tanya Selvaratnam.

Schneiderman, in his own statement, called the allegations "serious" but added that he "strongly" contests them.

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