ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York attorney general who aggressively sued 14 pro-lifers last June in claiming that they “harass” abortion-minded mothers outside of an abortion facility in Jamaica has resigned amidst allegations that he physically abused four women with whom he had sexual relationships.
Eric Schneiderman, 63 and an outspoken #Metoo supporter, denied the charges and asserted that while he had sexual relations with the women, he never hurt them.
“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,” he said in a statement.
“While these allegations are unrelated to my professional conduct or the operations of the office, they will effectively prevent me from leading the office’s work at this critical time,” Schneiderman stated.
The attorney general, who is divorced, is accused of slapping and choking the women while intoxicated, and also using abusive and demeaning language. One of the women claims that Schneiderman was a heavy drinker, and “would almost always drink two bottles of wine in a night, then bring a bottle of Scotch into the bedroom. He would get absolutely plastered five nights out of seven.”
A friend of Schneiderman’s told the New York Post that Schneiderman, a Jew who also embraces Buddhist philosophy, is currently doing some “self-reflecting.”
“He meditates. He goes on retreats,” he told the outlet. “I think he sought Buddhism to
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