« The Morning Rant: J.V. Edition | Main | Trump: The US Will Withdraw From Iran "Deal" and Institute The Highest Level of Sanctions on Iran »
May 08, 2018

New York AG Eric Schneiderman Resigns After Four Women Accuse Him of Physical and Sexual Violence



He's pushed himself as a champion of the #MeToo movement.

We should just take men tweeting "MeToo" as an admission.

Eric Schneiderman, New York's attorney general, has long been a liberal Democratic champion of women's rights, and recently he has become an outspoken figure in the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment. As New York State's highest-ranking law-enforcement officer, Schneiderman, who is sixty-three, has used his authority to take legal action against the disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein, and to demand greater compensation for the victims of Weinstein's alleged sexual crimes. Last month, when the Times and this magazine were awarded a joint Pulitzer Prize for coverage of sexual harassment, Schneiderman issued a congratulatory tweet, praising "the brave women and men who spoke up about the sexual harassment they had endured at the hands of powerful men." Without these women, he noted, "there would not be the critical national reckoning under way."

Now Schneiderman is facing a reckoning of his own. As his prominence as a voice against sexual misconduct has risen, so, too, has the distress of four women with whom he has had romantic relationships or encounters. They accuse Schneiderman of having subjected them to nonconsensual physical violence. All have been reluctant to speak out, fearing reprisal. But two of the women, Michelle Manning Barish and Tanya Selvaratnam, have talked to The New Yorker on the record, because they feel that doing so could protect other women. They allege that he repeatedly hit them, often after drinking, frequently in bed and never with their consent. Manning Barish and Selvaratnam categorize the abuse he inflicted on them as "assault." They did not report their allegations to the police at the time, but both say that they eventually sought medical attention after having been slapped hard across the ear and face, and also choked. Selvaratnam says that Schneiderman warned her he could have her followed and her phones tapped, and both say that he threatened to kill them if they broke up with him. (Schneiderman’s spokesperson said that he "never made any of these threats.')

A third former romantic partner of Schneiderman’s told Manning Barish and Selvaratnam that he also repeatedly subjected her to nonconsensual physical violence, but she told them that she is too frightened of him to come forward. (The New Yorker has independently vetted the accounts that they gave of her allegations.) A fourth woman, an attorney who has held prominent positions in the New York legal community, says that Schneiderman made an advance toward her; when she rebuffed him, he slapped her across the face with such force that it left a mark that lingered the next day. She recalls screaming in surprise and pain, and beginning to cry, and says that she felt frightened. She has asked to remain unidentified, but shared a photograph of the injury with The New Yorker.

In a statement, Schneiderman said, "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.”



It's not "role-playing" if the other "actors" have not agreed to participate in the scenario.

And this was reported today:

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman called his Sri Lankan girlfriend his "brown slave" and wanted her to refer to him as "Master," the woman says.

Harvard-educated activist writer Tanya Selvaratnam told the New Yorker magazine that her yearlong affair with Schneiderman "was a fairytale that became a nightmare" -- and quickly escalated into violence in the bedroom, even as he begged for threesomes.

"Sometimes, he'd tell me to call him Master, and he'd slap me until I did," Selvaratnam said.

"He started calling me his ‘brown slave’ and demanding that I repeat that I was 'his property.'"

Via Instapundit, a left-wing writer finally admits what's been obvious but unsayable (on the left) for a long time: That the #MeToo movement is about the crimes of leftwing men.

Leftists will look past miles of black and Muslim antisemites -- the wrong kind of antisemite, for Narrative purposes -- to find the right antisemite they want, white and Christian.

Leftwing women largely know, work with, and date leftwing men, but they've pretended for years this is a problem with right-wing men. The left is a cult wherein sins and crimes, real and imagined, must be denounced constantly, but only those outside of the cult can be denounced.

Oh, and Sean Davis pointed out this Donald Trump tweet from 2013:



More: Guess that party.



More: Man with a mission.



Never meet your heroes:




digg this
posted by Ace of Spades at 12:24 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
m: "Posted by: Pixy Misa at 05:30 PM (at Ambient Iron ..."

m: "At Pixy's main website, Ambient Irony, the Sunday ..."

tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief: "Norwegian Rat Saloon in Dutch Harbor, AK. Probably ..."

tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief: "In that situation, I would want at least a battery ..."

tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief: "Drank a lot too. Maybe that helped. Posted by: ..."

Fox2!: "There are old bars. There are haunted bars. But wh ..."

JT: "Hiya Miklos ! ..."

publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz): " There is a rumor that Robert Malone and others ..."

wee hour hiya: "JT ..."

JT: "hiya ..."

m: "433 You boys have been talking cars for over an ho ..."

Historically minded Miklos: "The Founders were ... wise men. Wise, indeed. Pos ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64