BREAKING: NY Attorney General Resigns After Disturbing Allegations Of Sexual Violence

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Within the past year, a stunning amount of allegations have come forth regarding sexual misconduct by many celebrities, politicians, CEOs, and others. According to Vox.com:

‘Over the past year, more than 200 powerful people — celebritiespoliticiansCEOs, and others — have been the subject of sexual harassment or assault allegations. More survivors are coming forward nearly every day, many of them inspired and emboldened by those who have gone before.’

Surprisingly, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who has been a Democratic champion of women’s rights and an outspoken voice in the #MeToo movement, is now facing some serious allegations of his own. It was reported on Monday that four women with whom he has had romantic relationships or encounters have accused him of subjecting them to nonconsensual physical violence.

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Hours after The New Yorker story was published, Schneiderman resigned his position after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) called for his resignation amidst the controversy. Cuomo’s statement read:

‘My personal opinion is that, given the damning pattern of facts and corroboration laid out in the article, I do not believe it is possible for Eric Schneiderman to continue to serve as Attorney General, and for the good of the office, he should resign.’

According to The New Yorker:

‘But two of the women, Michelle Manning Barish and Tanya Selvaratnam, have talked to The New Yorker on the record, because they feel that doing so could protect other women. They allege that he repeatedly hit them, often after drinking, frequently in bed and never with their consent. Manning Barish and Selvaratnam categorize the abuse he inflicted on them as “assault.”’

At the time, they did not report their allegations to the police, but both claimed they sought medical attention after being slapped hard across the ear and face, and choked. A third romantic partner then revealed to Manning Barish and Selvaratnam that Schneiderman also repeatedly physically assaulted her, but said she was too frightened of him to come forward.

The New Yorker reported:

‘A fourth woman, an attorney who has held prominent positions in the New York legal community, says that Schneiderman made an advance toward her; when she rebuffed him, he slapped her across the face with such force that it left a mark that lingered the next day. She recalls screaming in surprise and pain, and beginning to cry, and says that she felt frightened. She has asked to remain unidentified, but shared a photograph of the injury with The New Yorker.’

Schneiderman issued a statement, saying:

‘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.’

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Manning Barish and Selvaratnam have never actually met each other but became aware of each other’s stories through through some overlapping acquaintances. Over the course of the year, they had been watching and listening as other women spoke out about being sexually assaulted by powerful men, and started to become angry as “Schneiderman used the authority of his office to assume a major role in the #MeToo movement,”

These women are calling out Schneiderman on his brazen hypocrisy, considering just a week ago, he was honored at a luncheon by the National Institute for Reproductive Health as one of the three “Champions of Choice” at their annual fundraising luncheon. During his acceptance speech, he said:

‘If a woman cannot control her body, she is not truly equal.’

Manning Barish said:

‘You cannot be a champion of women when you are hitting them and choking them in bed, and saying to them, “You’re a fucking whore.”‘

Regarding Schneiderman’s role in the Harvey Weinstein investigation, Manning Barish asked:

‘How can you put a perpetrator in charge of the country’s most important sexual-assault case?’

Selvaratam called him “a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” figure and said that it made her “feel sick” to see him revered as a supporter of women. Selvaratam said:

‘This is a man who has staked his entire career, his personal narrative, on being a champion for women publicly. But he abuses them privately. He needs to be called out.’

Here’s what Twitter had to say:

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