New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigns after assault claims

Blanche Robertson
May 9, 2018

She has also worked in the Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn district attorney offices.

In a statement, Saland said that either way, Schneiderman should be provided the same expectations as any potential defendant facing these kinds of allegations. They also say he tore down their self-esteem with the attacks, as well as with verbal abuse.

"I've known Eric for almost thirty-five years as a husband, father, and friend", she said.

Now, in a stunning turn rife with seeming hypocrisy, Schneiderman's own career has imploded, collapsing just three hours after the 63-year-old Democrat was accused of choking, slapping, threatening or otherwise abusing four women during intimate encounters.

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Contradicting his accusers, he characterized his behavior as "role-playing and other consensual sexual activity".

Healey signed onto a lawsuit led by Schneiderman last month challenging the administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the federal census.

"It's important to recognize not merely the crimes Schneiderman may be exposed to based on the statements in The New Yorker, but as inconvenient and politically expedient as it may be, he is entitled to the same presumption of innocence as anyone prosecuted by his former office", Saland said. His office filed a civil rights suit against the Weinstein Co. for allegedly failing to protect employees from sexual harassment from Harvey Weinstein.

But within hours he announced he would step down, saying that while the allegations were unrelated to his professional conduct, "they will effectively prevent me from leading the office's work at this critical time".

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The district attorney's office reportedly told NBC late Monday that it had begun investigating Schneiderman over the allegations in the New Yorker.

And in his final tweet on Tuesday morning, Don Jr said: 'Hey Eric, it's not "role play" if only one of you is in on it'.

"I have not assaulted anyone".

The Manhattan and Long Island district attorneys offices said they had opened investigations into the matter.

The 6,100-word article by Farrow and Mayer laid out the stories of four women who accused Schneiderman of physical abuse. From 1998 to 2001 she was the Acting Solicitor General and Principal Deputy Solicitor General of the United States. "I have never engaged in non-consensual sex, which is a line I would not cross", the tweet reads.

"I could not remain silent and encourage other women to be courageous for me", Manning Barish posted on Facebook. But the local chapter in Albany says while they were shocked, they are uplifted by the women who are speaking out, saying this shows just how strong the #MeToo movement really is.

Following the publication of the story, Manning Barish wrote on Twitter: "After the most hard month of my life-I spoke up".

Schneiderman, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy (D), California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh (D) have been the most active when it comes to environmental litigation, with Schneiderman far and away the most high-profile of the quartet (Climatewire, Jan. 9).

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