Eric Schneiderman Faces Multiple Criminal Probes

Eric Schneiderman Faces Multiple Criminal Probes

Eric Schneiderman Faces Multiple Criminal Probes

Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle revealed on Tuesday night that she has been speaking with another alleged victim of former NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

Schneiderman's office filed the Weinstein lawsuit in February "to remedy a years-long gender-based hostile work environment, a pattern of quid pro quo sexual harassment and routine misuse of corporate resources for unlawful ends that extended from in or about 2005 through at least in or about October 2017", according to court documents. He says he strongly contests the allegations, which he calls unrelated to his professional conduct or operations of the office. Both women said they sought medical treatment. Two of them described repeated violence. His flaw: four women accused the state's top cop of physically assaulting them.

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, who, like Cuomo, faces re-election this year, has been mentioned in some circles at the statehouse as a potential replacement for Schneiderman.

"In the privacy of intimate relationships, I have engaged in role-playing and other consensual sexual activity", Schneiderman said in a statement issued by Stu Loeser & Co before he announced his resignation. He didn't address the drunken driving claim.

He says they haven't yet started talking about specific candidates. A Republican, Dennis Vacco, a former U.S. Attorney from Erie County, ended up winning the general election.

In late 1993, because of a vacancy, Assembly Democrats installed one of their own, Oliver Koppell, as attorney general.

It's an unusual twist: Schneiderman's office had been tasked with investigating the Manhattan District Attorney's office over its handling of a 2015 sex assault probe involving Harvey Weinstein that resulted in no criminal charges.

She told The New Yorker that he drank heavily and often hit her.

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Both women also said Schneiderman's abuse targeted their physical appearances.

Cuomo has called for an investigation into the allegations against Schneiderman, saying there could be more than one district attorney looking into the matter given the allegations took place in different counties.

Spitzer, a Democrat who as the state's attorney general before becoming governor once broke up prostitution rings, was married at the time. She was appointed as solicitor general by then-Attorney General Andrew Cuomo in 2007. She said she confided in friends. Her upstate roots could help in a primary dominated by downstate candidates, or hurt if she gets crowded out by those with New York City origins.

Schneiderman says he'll resign at the close of business Tuesday.

"So I see no immediate rush because it's not as if the attorney general's office is rudderless in the meantime, it's not". On Tuesday, the governor said the allegations were "shocking" and "disturbing" and praised the courage of the women who came forward.

Just hours after The New Yorker story published, he resigned.

The women told The New Yorker magazine that Mr Schneiderman had slapped, choked and verbally abused them during what were supposed to be consensual encounters.

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