The Attorney General of New York finally resigned last night, Monday 7, after four women accused him of sexually assaulting them. Before, he had tried to be considered as a defender of the #MeToo movement and encouraged women to report sexual abuse, which brought him praise and recognition for his work.
Another time it was The New Yorker that unveiled the issue. Along with The New York Times, it is considered a prestigious and historic magazine that recently won one of the Pulitzer Prices for uncovering the Harvey Weinstein actions. Schneiderman had even taken a lead against Weinstein.
The description house of card really applies in this case. Two women, Michelle Manning Barish and Tanya Selvaratnam, known in the social circles of Manhatten, have dared to speak for themselves, despite threats. Two further women stepped forward anonymously.
Recognized anti-Trump Democrat Schneiderman is told to have hit and abused partners while abusing alcohol. He also forced his victims to gulp drinks. Schneiderman denied any type of harassment and stated that the women consented to everything.
The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, immediately requested his resignation, saying that “no one is above the law” and Trump supporters are very pleased with his downfall.
Despite the women’s silence, in fear of speaking out loud against the state’s highest legal authority, evidence was found in form of photos and e-mails.
For now, Schneiderman is under investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and his replacement has to be found.