'Unbelievably Harrowing': Kimberly Guilfoyle Says NY Dem Schneiderman Allegedly Abused Another Woman

'Unbelievably Harrowing': Kimberly Guilfoyle Says NY Dem Schneiderman Allegedly Abused Another Woman

'Unbelievably Harrowing': Kimberly Guilfoyle Says NY Dem Schneiderman Allegedly Abused Another Woman

Mr. Schneiderman also seems to have used his feminist reputation as a tool to access the exact kind of women he apparently enjoyed breaking down, while his liberal bona fides made the women who say he mistreated them second-guess themselves, and stay quiet.

Schneiderman, 63, built his reputation as a tough enforcer of Wall Street, a self-styled advocate for women and more recently an outspoken foe of President Donald Trump.

Barbara Underwood, the solicitor general of NY, is filling in as state attorney general.

The women accusing him said seeing him speak out on sexual misconduct issues was part of the impetus in them coming forward.

Another former girlfriend, author Tanya Selvaratnam, says he called her his "brown slave".

"In the last several hours, serious allegations, which I strongly contest, have been made against me", Schneiderman said in a statement Monday.

Among the names being floated as potential candidates to replace Schneiderman is Zephyr Teachout, a Fordham Law School professor who ran for governor in 2014 and was defeated by Cuomo.

In the statement, he denied abusing the women, saying: "In the privacy of intimate relationships, I have engaged in role-playing and other consensual sexual activity".

A third woman, a lawyer who didn't want to be identified, said Schneiderman became sexually aggressive during a romantic encounter and slapped her hard twice on the face. In February, Schneiderman's office filed suit against Weinstein and The Weinstein Co. alleging sexual harassment and discrimination carried out by the movie mogul and his top lieutenants. Xavier Becerra, the California attorney general and Schneiderman's counterweight on the West Coast, said in a statement sent to ny he would continue to fight in federal court and elsewhere.

- Underwood was the United States acting solicitor general and principal deputy solicitor general between 1998 and 2001. "I have not assaulted anyone", he said. Among the laws he helped pass during his 12 years in the NY state senate was a penalty for strangulation.

But more than just his resignation, Schneiderman could be giving up his freedom, Vacco said, meaning the prosecutor could be prosecuted, by the very man he was criticizing this week.

"It's about the dedicated women and men in Attorneys General's Offices around the country who enforce the law and protect people's rights", Healey said in the statement.

"Without the reporting of the @nytimes and the @newyorker_and the courageous women and men who spoke up about the sexual harassment they endured at the hands of powerful men_there would not be the critical national reckoning underway". "I have never engaged in non-consensual sex, which is a line I would not cross".

O'Donnell said the accusations were "horrifying" and didn't "comport with the person I interacted with", though he had sometimes been curious about Schneiderman's succession of girlfriends. He showcased one of Schneiderman's tweets from past year saying that he would remind President Trump that no one was above the law, with Trump Jr. adding, "You were saying???"

Former director of the National State Attorney General Program at Columbia Law School James Tierney said there is "no legal difference" now that Schneiderman is gone because this is about an institution not an individual.

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