New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned at the request of Gov. Andrew Cuomo after troubling accusations of sexual abuse were uncovered late Monday in a new report.
Schneiderman’s Sri Lankan, Harvard-alumnus girlfriend made shocking claims of sadism, humiliation and the Attorney General’s demands for threesomes.
“Sometimes, he’d tell me to call him Master, and he’d slap me until I did,” Selvaratnam claimed.
Multiple woman have come forward against Schneiderman, prompting Gov. Cuomo to release a statement late on Monday demanding his resignation “for the good of the office.”
“No one is above the law, including New York’s top legal officer,” Cuomo said in his statement.
“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, and for the good of the office, he should resign.”
Two of the four women Schneiderman allegedly acted inappropriately with have now gone on record about his physical and emotion abuse. The accusations include biting, spitting, and choking his partners.
Selvaratnam described being choked in an act of sexual congress saying “He was cutting off my ability to breathe,” and before too long “we could rarely have sex without him beating me.”
It is reported that the Attorney General was usually having a drunken bender while on his sexual rampages.
“It was at first as if he were testing me. Then it got stronger and harder. It wasn’t consensual. This wasn’t sexual playacting. This was abusive, demeaning, threatening behavior,” Selvaratnam described.
Selvaratnam escaped the toxic relationship with the assistance of a friend.
Schneiderman initially defended his actions in a statement saying, “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 nonconsensual sex, which is a line I would not cross.”
Ultimately, hours after the story broke in the New Yorker, Schneiderman announced he’d be stepping down from his position, effective at the end of the day.
Eric Schneiderman was a rabid champion of the #MeToo movement.
In 2013, a month after Schneiderman sued Donald Trump over his failed Trump University, the future president foreshadowed the Attorney General’s demise, tweeting in September “Weiner is gone, Spitzer is gone – next will be lightweight A.G. Eric Schneiderman. Is he a crook? Wait and see, worse than Spitzer or Weiner,” comparing Schneiderman to two other high profile New York politicians brought down by illicit sex scandals.
On Monday evening, presidential counsellor Kellyanne Conway simply tweeted “Gotcha” at the man who continued to make her boss a target.
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) May 8, 2018