President of the National Institute for Reproductive Health, Andrea Miller, said, "There is no way to reconcile his public record with his private actions".
Liberty Counsel is defending Scott Fitchett, Jr., a pre-K teacher whom Schneiderman targeted because he peacefully shared the gospel of hope on public sidewalks wherever he goes, including outside a NY abortion facility.
On Wednesday, Gov. Cuomo responded. Kirsten Gillibrand, quickly called for Schneiderman's resignation.
Conway quoted a tweet from Mr. Schneiderman affirming his commitment to upholding the rule of law against the Trump administration. The latter pitched a TV show about men affected by #MeToo. To some, the allegations were tough to swallow because Schneiderman had positioned himself as a legal champion of women. The women, Farrow said, made clear "that this was not role-playing, that this was not 'Fifty Shades of Grey.' It wasn't in a gray area at all". "Anything can happen", he said. "In one case, a woman wasn't even in a relationship at all with him". "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", a statement on the attorney general website reads.
But Schneiderman's office had been tasked with investigating the Manhattan district attorney's office over its handling of a 2015 sex assault probe involving filmmaker Harvey Weinstein that resulted in no criminal charges. Weinstein denies any non-consensual sex.
Singas was charged by the governor with investigating allegations that Schneiderman slapped, choked, intimidated and violently threatened a number of ex-girlfriends, as well as the suggestion in the article that AG office staff and resources may have been used to facilitate the allegations detailed in the piece.
Before these shocking allegations of physical abuse and demeaning acts towards women became public, Schneiderman had become unhinged.
The four women who spoke with the The New Yorker described death threats and physical abuse that allegedly took place between 2013-2017.
Raising the specter of untoward political motivation, Vance noted that, the day Cuomo directed the AG's office to investigate was the same day Cynthia Nixon announced her campaign, which, Vance said, was seen by some as "politically motivated". "We must ensure that if the president, or any president, issues such pardons, we can use the full force of New York's laws to bring such such individuals to justice".
Before the scandal, Schneiderman had been running for a third four-year term in the fall. In February, he led the Supreme Court brief filed by 17 states' attorney generals supporting California's FACT Act requiring crisis pregnancy centers to post a multilingual signage notifying women where they can get free or low-priced abortions.