ALBANY – In less than a day, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned amid allegations of hitting and choking women during sexual encounters.
Multiple sources say Schneiderman tendered his resignation hours after The New Yorker broke the story.
Four women allege he was physically violent with them during consensual sex.
Schneiderman, long touted as a strong leader against domestic abuse has resigned effective at the end of business Tuesday.
The Attorney General’s statement was emailed to WNYNewsNow late Monday night.
STATEMENT BY ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC T. SCHNEIDERMAN
“It’s been my great honor and privilege to serve as Attorney General for the people of the State of New York. In the last several hours, serious allegations, which I strongly contest, have been made against me. While these allegations are unrelated to my professional conduct or the operations of the office, they will effectively prevent me from leading the office’s work at this critical time. I therefore resign my office, effective at the close of business on May 8, 2018.”