A bombshell hit the political world with a story that appeared in New Yorker Magazine alleging that the anti-Trump New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman physically abused four lovers. Schneiderman made his career as an opponent of sexual misconduct, suing Harvey Weinstein.
Now Schneiderman was forced to resign his office as New York Attorney General. When New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called for his resignation, it was all but over.
Here’s Schneiderman’s resignation letter:
As more and more allegations started coming out, old tweets from Schneiderman began surfacing.
No one is above the law, and I'll continue to remind President Trump and his administration of that fact everyday.
— Eric T. Schneiderman (@Schneiderman) October 11, 2017
Without the reporting of the @nytimes and the @newyorker—and the brave 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. A well-deserved honor: https://t.co/h4QMPzEU5c
— Eric Schneiderman (@AGSchneiderman) April 16, 2018
These were heinous acts of abuse, deserving of a severe sentence that will help protect New Yorkers from a serial predator.
— Eric Schneiderman (@AGSchneiderman) July 28, 2017
— Eric Schneiderman (@AGSchneiderman) November 20, 2012
Many on Twitter were delighted to see the downfall of Schneiderman.
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) May 8, 2018
People may say Eric Schneiderman was a showboat who didn't accomplish very much, but they forget that he saved New York state from the scourge of daily fantasy football for several weeks in late 2015.
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) May 8, 2018
While others remarked on Schneiderman’s hypocrisy.
"In 2010, as a state senator from Manhattan, he introduced a bill to make intentional strangulation to the point of unconsciousness a violent felony.”https://t.co/Q2uzqSaEkf
— Gloria Pazmino (@GloriaPazmino) May 8, 2018
But more disturbing allegations come to light. This story broke in the New York Post which reveals the depths of Schneiderman’s depravity.
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.’”
Selvaratnam said, “The slaps started after we’d gotten to know each other.
“It was at first as if he were testing me. Then it got stronger and harder. It wasn’t consensual. This wasn’t sexual playacting. This was abusive, demeaning, threatening behavior.”
Schneiderman held himself up as a progressive hero who was all about treating women. He was the quintessential male feminist. Instead, the reality was that he was a pervert.
Donald Trump has been gifted by his political enemies. They often self-destruct because of their own hidden skeletons. Schneiderman is just the latest example.