This Monday, four women accused New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman of physically assaulting them.
Schneiderman, the prominent Trump criticizer and defender of women’s rights, was accused of choking and repeatedly hitting Michelle Manning Barish and Tanya Selvaratnam.
Another woman, a lawyer, said that Schneiderman violently slapped her across the face. A fourth woman also shared a similar experience.
All the women were romantically involved with Schneiderman and said that the violence was not concsensual.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, has responded with a tweet saying that he has never abused anyone, rather engaged in ‘role-playing’ during sex.
“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 non-consensual sex, which is a line I would not cross,” Schneiderman tweeted.
Statement from Eric T. Schneiderman:
"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 non-consensual sex, which is a line I would not cross."
— Eric T. Schneiderman (@Schneiderman) May 7, 2018
Schneiderman who has been bashing President Trump for a long time is now having to eat his own words, “no one is above the law.”
No one is above the law, and I'll continue to remind President Trump and his administration of that fact everyday.
— Eric T. Schneiderman (@Schneiderman) October 11, 2017
Just hours after the allegations surfaced in the public, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who like Schneiderman is a Democrat, called for him to step down.
“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,” Mr. Cuomo said.
The president of the New York arm of the National Organization for Women, Sonia Ossorio, which endorsed Schneiderman in both his campaigns also stated the following:
“The evidence is overwhelming,” she said. “He can no longer serve. He must step down immediately.”
If Eric Schneiderman refuses to resign, the Democratic-controlled Assembly could vote to impeach him. A trial would then be held in the Republican-controlled Senate, which would be joined by judges from the state’s highest court, the Court of Appeals. A two-thirds vote would be required to remove him.
It was a matter of time before karma caught up to Schneiderman.