NY Attorney General Resigns After 4 Women Allege Physical Attacks

Thursday, 10 May, 2018

Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman didn't want to answer questions about the #MeToo movement in the days before abuse allegations against him were made public, according to an interview he gave to Alec Baldwin published Tuesday. At the State Capitol today, many were stunned at the rapid demise of the once popular Democratic Attorney General, and began maneuvering to name a successor.

A New York State lawsuit filed against Harvey Weinstein and The Weinstein Company will not be sidelined because of the sudden resignation of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, it was revealed on Wednesday.

"In the privacy of intimate relationships, I have engaged in role-playing and other consensual sexual activity".

She noted that there's an added stigma of violence that occurs during sex: Women often feel as though they can't say anything in the moment and are embarrassed later by what happened.

"Schneiderman, she says, backed her up to the edge of his bed".

"I was completely in shock", said Fahy.

"The Senate can not turn a blind eye to an act of domestic violence, a crime for which the state of NY has a zero-tolerance policy, and an attempt to evade responsibility for such a crime through dishonesty and bullying".

The Democratic Party can choose a replacement candidate for Schneiderman at its May 23-24 state convention.

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie of the Bronx announced Monday that later this month he'll start this third statewide tour since assuming the Democrat-controlled chamber's top position in 2015.

Legal experts say that based on the stories, the most likely charge would be a lower-level assault. Heastie says he's open to that.

"I got up to try to shove him back, or take a swing, and he pushed me back down".

Schneiderman, 63, issued a statement to The New Yorker, and later to other media outlets, implying that his conduct was either welcomed by the women, or was not as they described.

Speaker Heastie says that he has made a decision to hold a vetting process where a small group of legislators on both sides of the aisle, will interview candidates.

"Confronted with the reality of a conflict, we took action to ensure both the integrity of the investigation and the public's confidence in the process", Davis said.

Underwood has worked in the District Attorneys' offices of three New York City counties and was the counsel and chief assistant in the Brooklyn U.S. Attorney's office.

Before being sworn in as acting attorney general yesterday, Underwood, 73, was the NY state solicitor general. Schneiderman was also trying to build criminal cases against former Trump associates Paul Manafort and Michel Flynn, in case the President pardoned them or Robert Mueller's special investigation was halted.