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NY Attorney General Latest Scalp in #Metoo Reckoning

09 May 2018

The attorney general was a frequent critic of President Donald Trump and had been a vocal proponent for women's rights and for the #MeToo movement.

"It is not role playing when you physically beat and abuse a woman", said Guilfoyle.

The actions include a lawsuit to block the Trump administration's attempt to dismantle the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which helps children of undocumented immigrants, and a lawsuit against movie-mogul Harvey Weinstein and his production company seeking reparations after several women accused him of sexual harassment last fall.

"We have never seen anything as despicable as what we've seen here", said Mr. Schneiderman at the February 11 press conference.

Shock, disappointment and disgust were the most common words used by lawmakers to describe their reaction when they read the article detailing the accusations that Schneiderman hit, choked, threatened and belittled three women that he dated, and slapped another woman who refused his sexual advances.

USA - -( "Four Women Accuse New York's Attorney General of Physical Abuse", The New Yorker headlined in a blockbuster Monday evening report.

New York's state Governor Andrew Cuomo, who is facing a challenge for a third term from "Sex and the City" actress Cynthia Nixon, was among those who demanded Schneiderman go.

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"Eric Schneiderman appears to be someone who promoted gun control when he should have really focused all of his energy on self-control", Gottlieb concluded. "I commend the four women for coming forward".

"I thought, 'He's a good attorney general, he's doing good things".

"This work isn't about one person, it's about the dedicated women and men in Attorneys General's offices around the country", Healey's statement said. She too was also very afraid to come forward and to tell her story, which is unbelievably harrowing and compelling.

Prior to that, Underwood served as counsel and chief assistant to the US Attorney for the Eastern District of NY, according to her online biography, and has argued 20 cases before the US Supreme Court.

"After I found out that other women had been abused by Attorney-General Schneiderman in a similar manner many years before me, I wondered, who's next, and knew something needed to be done", Selvaratnam said in a statement to the AP.

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Deepika on the other hand turned up in a drab looking outfit where she opted for a Sandro Paris jacket and Tom Ford handbag. At the annual Met Gala event held in NY on Monday night, celebrities came dressed as angels, goddesses and even the Pope.

"It was just as disturbing as it could possibly be". "It's a moment of reckoning, no one can do this to another human being", Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

But Cuomo's letter states that Singas should investigate and that the acting attorney general would then determine if Schneiderman should face criminal charges.

The primary election is scheduled for September, followed by the November general election.

Under the state constitution, the Legislature picks a successor when there is a vacancy in the attorney general's office.

"He started calling me his 'brown slave" and demanding that I repeat that I was 'his property'". He said he would resign at the close of business on Tuesday.

Mr. Cuomo and Sen.

Schneiderman denied assaulting anyone or engaging in nonconsensual sex but resigned as New York's AG within hours of the story's publication, saying in a statement that the allegations would prevent him leading the AG's office effectively.

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NY Attorney General Latest Scalp in #Metoo Reckoning