NY AG Resigns After Abuse Accusations

May 8, 2018

New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has resigned after serious allegations that he physically abused four women. One of the women said, “All of a sudden, he just slapped me, open-handed and with great force, across the face, landing the blow directly onto my ear.” Manning Barish told The New Yorker, “It was horrendous. It just came out of nowhere. My ear was ringing. I lost my balance and fell backward onto the bed. I sprang up, but at this point there was very little room between the bed and him. I got up to try to shove him back, or take a swing, and he pushed me back down. He then used his body weight to hold me down, and he began to choke me. The choking was very hard. It was really bad. I kicked. In every fibre[sic], I felt I was being beaten by a man.” In apparent hypocrisy, Schneiderman as a former state senator, introduced a law that “created specific penalties for strangulation.” according to The New Yorker.

According to the New York Post, another woman, Tanya Selvaratnam, said her year-long relationship with Schneiderman became a “nightmare in the bedroom.” Schneiderman demanded she call him “Master” and demanded that Selvaratnam say she was “his property.” He referred to her as his “brown slave.” Schneiderman slapped her, spit on her, beat her during sex, drank heavily, and tried to force her to drink.

Two other women related similar stories about Schneiderman, who said in a statement yesterday that he engaged in “roleplaying,” but all four women said he became violent without their consent. Following these shocking revelations, New York Governor Cuomo asked for Schneiderman to resign. Others joined the chorus of voices demanding his resignation. Within hours of the stories becoming public, Schneiderman resigned.

Before these shocking allegations of physical abuse and demeaning acts towards women, Schneiderman had become unhinged. He used his office to abuse the legal system and innocent people with whom he disagreed. He allegedly threatened some of the women not to reveal his abuse or else he would tap their phones and surveil them. He prided himself on being part of the resistance.

Liberty Counsel is defending Scott Fitchett, Jr., a pre-K teacher whom Schneiderman targeted because he peacefully shared the gospel of hope on public sidewalks wherever he goes, including outside a New York abortion facility. Schneiderman’s office was informed of Fitchett’s innocence by a security guard for the Choices Women’s Medical Clinic (Choices) in the town of Jamaica, NY before he even brought the lawsuit. Schneiderman sued Fitchett and 12 other people anyway. During a one-month hearing that recently concluded, Schneiderman presented no evidence of any wrongdoing by Fitchett.

When Schneiderman announced his lawsuit against peaceful pro-life counselors last year, he said, “We are not a nation where you can choose your point of view,” and that pro-life Christians “run their mouths” with “unlawful, un-American rhetoric.” He called Christians’ efforts to counsel women considering abortion and to advocate for the rights of the unborn “horrifying” and “illegal.”

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