Eric Schneiderman Scandal: Kellyanne Conway and Donald Trump Jr. Celebrate Resignation of President's Foe
The former New York attorney general has been accused of abuse by four women.
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a champion of the #MeToo movement, has resigned following allegations of abuse by four women.
The 63-year-old Schneiderman led the effort to shut down Trump University in 2016.
Schneiderman was also a vocal supporter of the #MeToo movement, taking legal action against disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein.
Two of his ex-girlfriends told New Yorker magazine that he was a "Jekyll and Hyde" who "hit them, often after drinking."
Michelle Barish, a political activist and society figure, dated Schneiderman for two years. She is now claiming Schneiderman “slapped me, open handed and with great force across the face landing the blow directly onto my ear."
Another former girlfriend, author Tanya Selvaratnam, says he called her his “brown slave.”
"He’d tell me to call him master and he'd slap me until I did,” she told the magazine. “This wasn't sexual playacting."
He allegedly threatened both women about speaking up, with the chilling words, "I am the law"
“These women are adamant," Ronan Farrow, who co-wrote the New Yorker story, told "Good Morning America" Tuesday. "This was not '50 Shades of Grey.' This was not grey at all in their minds. This was assault they said over and over again."
The New Yorker story was published at 6:47 pm Monday. Less than three hours later, he resigned.
"In the privacy of intimate relationships I have engaged in role playing and other consensual sexual activity," he said in a statement. "I have not assaulted anyone. I have never engaged in non-consensual sex."
Following the resignation, Trump aide Kellyanne Conway tweeted “Gotcha.”
Donald Trump Jr. also slammed Schneiderman, taking to Twitter to say, “Hey Eric, it’s not 'role play' if only one of you is in on it."
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