Multiple Women Just Accused NY Attorney General Of Physical Abuse: Report
According to a report from The New Yorker, four women have accused New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman of physical abuse. Two of the accusers, Michelle Manning Barish and Tanya Selvaratnam, told the publication that Schneiderman hit them after drinking and in bed, without their permission.
The women did not report the incidents to the police when they took place but said they sought medical help after the episodes, according to the report.
A third woman also told The New Yorker that the attorney general abused her physically, but she was too afraid to come forward at the time. Another woman, who is a lawyer in New York, said Schneiderman slapped her across the face after she denied him when he made an advance on her.
Barish and Selvaratnam also allege that Schneiderman threatened to kill them if they ended the relationship, a charge he denies.
“In the privacy of intimate relationships, I have engaged in role-playing and other consensual sexual activity,” the attorney general said in a statement. “I have not assaulted anyone. I have never engaged in nonconsensual sex, which is a line I would not cross.”
Schneiderman’s spokesperson told the magazine that he “never made any of these threats” to the women.