New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Resigns After Four Women Claim He Takes Rough Sex Too Far
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has resigned tonight following allegations of assault by multiple women in The New Yorker.
Michelle Manning Barish and Tanya Selvaratnam allege Schneiderman hit them. The abuse often happened after Schneiderman had been drinking and while they were in bed. However, it was never with their permission.
The two did not report the incidents to the police when they took place but sought medical help after the episodes.
The women allege New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman threatened to kill them if they broke up with them. They also claim that he said he could have them followed and their phones tapped.
A third woman also alleges that Schneiderman abused her physically. However, she was too afraid to come forward at the time.
In addition, a fourth woman alleged Schneiderman slapped her across the face after she denied him sex.
Schneiderman issued a statement to the publication denying that he assaulted the women:
In the privacy of intimate relationships, I have engaged in role-playing and other consensual sexual activity. I have not assaulted anyone. I have never engaged in nonconsensual sex, which is a line I would not cross.