Four women have accused state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman of physical abuse while in romantic relationships with the state’s top law enforcement official, the New Yorker reported this evening.
In the report, writers Jane Mayer and Ronan Farrow detail allegations by four women who say Schneiderman slapped them and choked them, sometimes requiring the women to seek medical attention. Two of the women, Michelle Manning Barish and Tanya Selvaratnam, went on the record for the story and say Schneiderman “threatened to kill them if they broke up with him.”
Schneiderman’s office denied the threats and, in a statement, the attorney general denied assaulting the women.
“In the privacy of intimate relationships, I have engaged in role-playing and other consensual sexual activity,” Schneiderman told the New Yorker. “I have not assaulted anyone. I have never engaged in nonconsensual sex, which is a line I would not cross.”
— Matt Mittenthal (@mattmittenthal) May 8, 2018
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