Ronan Farrow’s takedown of Harvey Weinstein turned Hollywood upside down. It sparked a remarkable flurry of accusations against some of the biggest names in Hollywood and it immediately became clear that the entertainment industry has been covering up a lot of nefarious behavior.
Now, Farrow is exposing another big name but this time he’s a politician. In fact, he’s one of Donald Trump’s most vocal critics.
Here’s the latest on New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman who you might remember has been going after Weinstein.
From The New Yorker:
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. (Schneiderman’s spokesperson said that he “never made any of these threats.”)
Assault and abuse. Lovely.
Obviously, Schneiderman is innocent until proven guilty but this certainly doesn’t look good for a guy who prides himself on protecting women.
Schneiderman’s Twitter is full of posts he probably regrets.
Maybe he’s not the best person to be talking about treatment of women.
Schneiderman and Trump have disliked each other for a long time.
5. Trump and Schneiderman have had a long running feud. pic.twitter.com/xYNNI9kZkK
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) May 7, 2018
It also seems like Trump may have known this guy was up to no good.
From Washington Times:
Almost five years ago, Mr. Trump tweeted that Eric Schneiderman, then the new New York attorney general, was “worse than” two well-known Democratic sex criminals.
On Monday night, Mr. Schneiderman was the object of the latest #MeToo bombshell. The New Yorker reported in a lengthy feature about four women — two named, two unnamed — accusing Mr. Schneiderman of slapping and choking them in intimate situations without consent and with threatening them with surveillance and death if they talked.
Mr. Trump compared Mr. Schneiderman in a 2013 tweet to Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer, both New York Democrats with national political ambitions brought down by sex charges — respectively, sexting with a minor and purchase of prostitutes.
“Weiner is gone, Spitzer is gone – next will be lightweight A.G. Eric Schneiderman. Is he a crook? Wait and see, worse than Spitzer or Weiner,” Mr. Trump tweeted.
Well, well, well.
Another one bites the dust.