New York Attorney General, #MeToo Champion, Accused of Violent Abuse

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

Eric Schneiderman, the New York attorney general, who publicly took action against Harvey Weinstein, is reportedly another liberal pervert.

If you read far enough in this story about the New York attorney general, you will find what I suspect is a common story among leftist politicians:

His emotional state seemed to worsen after the 2016 Presidential election. He had counted on forging an ambitious partnership with a White House led by Hillary Clinton. Instead, the Presidency had gone to Donald Trump. Earlier, Schneiderman’s office had sued Trump University for civil fraud, and Trump had countersued Schneiderman personally.

Schneiderman posed as a champion of women, but he is now accused of beating them.

Unlike Weinstein, Eric Schneiderman did not seem to use his power to leverage sex. The two witnesses gave that readily enough. The problem was he didn’t want sex with the women; he wanted to hit them really hard and to choke them, to call them names and get them to go on crash diets to please him. What a feminist!

A women would get into a relationship with him not realizing that this was only the beginning of a recruitment campaign to see if she would submit to his monster porn fantasy.

The New Yorker reports, “Four Women Accuse New York’s Attorney General of Physical Abuse.

Eric Schneiderman, New York’s attorney general, has long been a liberal Democratic champion of women’s rights, and recently he has become an outspoken figure in the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment. As New York State’s highest-ranking law-enforcement officer, Schneiderman, who is sixty-three, has used his authority to take legal action against the disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein, and to demand greater compensation for the victims of Weinstein’s alleged sexual crimes. […]

Now Schneiderman is facing a reckoning of his own. As his prominence as a voice against sexual misconduct has risen, so, too, has the distress of four women with whom he has had romantic relationships or encounters. They accuse Schneiderman of having subjected them to nonconsensual physical violence. All have been reluctant to speak out, fearing reprisal. But two of the women, Michelle Manning Barish and Tanya Selvaratnam, have talked to The New Yorker on the record, because they feel that doing so could protect other women. They allege that he repeatedly hit them, often after drinking, frequently in bed and never with their consent. Manning Barish and Selvaratnam categorize the abuse he inflicted on them as “assault.” They did not report their allegations to the police at the time, but both say that they eventually sought medical attention after having been slapped hard across the ear and face, and also choked. Selvaratnam says that Schneiderman warned her he could have her followed and her phones tapped, and both say that he threatened to kill them if they broke up with him.

If the women are telling the truth, I think they were right to out him as a monster. But their decisions to stay with him or go back to him after he started beating them, makes their case for being coerced much more difficult to believe. By doing so they fed his fantasy that women wanted to be treated that way and made it easier to contine to expect such compliance. They’re doing the right thing now but they were helping him grow as a monster.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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