"It's not complicated. F- you, Eric Schneiderman!".
"He started calling me his "brown slave" and demanding that I repeat that I was 'his property, '" she said, pushing back against the notion that what happened was "sexual play acting". So Cuomo went ahead and appointed the special prosecutor to supersede all other investigations into the allegations.
The chief of detectives for the New York Police Department, Dermot Shea, said investigators would interview the women in detail, though he couldn't say whether any charges would result.
Ronan Farrow's shocking story in The New Yorker, that detailed horrific sexual abuse allegations against Schneiderman from four women, came out Monday evening and Schneiderman resigned shortly following its release.
Two women, Michelle Manning Barish and Tanya Selvaratnam, told The New Yorker that Schneiderman had choked and slapped them, leading them to seek medical treatment.
"No-one is above the law, including New York's top legal officer", he said.
Mr. Schneiderman's big accomplishment in going after Wall Street were the billions of dollars in penalties that he helped secure from big banks that had sold flawed mortgage-backed bonds during the run-up to the financial crisis.
His office has given no indication the course there is changing.
"I knew it was wrong", she told The New Yorker. But when it comes to blocking the administration's most regressive policies, other states' attorneys general are likely to fill any vacuum left behind. NY has also sued the Interior Department for restarting coal mine leasing on public lands and the EPA for suspending an Obama-era clean water rule.
Jennifer Cunningham, Mr Schneiderman's ex-wife, released a statement on Monday saying: "I've known Eric for almost 35 years as a husband, father, and friend". "Pursuant to the Governor's executive order", she wrote on Office of the District Attorney letterhead, "we will vigorously investigate the allegations for which jurisdiction has been granted". In New York and, perhaps, Washington, D.C.
They should do it for the same reason that Schneiderman should now be prosecuted to the full extent of the law - no one in this country, not the state attorney general, not the president, is above the law.
That upper chamber complicates matters. He served for 10 years in the State Senate before winning election as state attorney general. However, one member, Sen.
Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was seen leaving his New York City apartment Wednesday. Schneiderman said he "strongly contested" the allegations, attributing his actions to "role-playing". "I call upon our elected officials and state prosecutors, including the Manhattan District Attorney and the Nassau County District Attorney, to understand and respect the seriousness of this case, and allow for a thorough and independent investigation that puts victims before political considerations", Rivera said. Democrats and Republicans will hold their respective conventions May 23-24 to nominate candidates for statewide office, including attorney general.
"These women should have their day in court", Cuomo said.
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