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Crypto Exchange Probe 'Continues' Despite New York AG's Resignation

09 May 2018, 07:56 | Rufus Hill

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Four women accuse Schneiderman of sexual harassment abuse

Cuomo called for Schneiderman's resignation after he was accused of physically assaulting four romantic partners, two of whom went public by detailing their experiences to the New Yorker.

"I am honored to serve the people of NY as acting Attorney General", Underwood said in a written statement. "My personal opinion is that, given the damning pattern of facts and corroboration laid out in the article, I do not believe it is possible for Eric Schneiderman to continue to serve as Attorney General, and for the good of the office, he should resign".

Kenneth Sherrill, political science professor emeritus at the City University of New York's Graduate Center, said the violence alleged by Schneiderman's accusers separate the claims from those against Spitzer and Weiner.

Underwood, who was appointed NY solicitor general in January 2007, was named acting state attorney general on Tuesday. They didn't report their allegations to the police at the time, yet both eventually sought medical attention after having been slapped hard and choked, according to the magazine.

New York Attorney GeneralEric Schneiderman at a press conference.

"I have tremendous accolades for the women who came forward".

Under the state constitution, the Legislature picks a successor when there is a vacancy in the attorney general's office. "I have not assaulted anyone. I have never engaged in non-consensual sex". "It isn't immediately clear whether the scandal will impact investigations Schneiderman's office opened during his tenure, which also include one into Exxon's accounting practices relating to climate change", Bloomberg reported on Tuesday morning.

Schneiderman has been at the forefront of a number of high profile cases, including the investigation of former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein over alleged sexual misconduct, an investigation of secondary market ticketing practices, and had been publicly known as an advocate for domestic violence victims.

Still, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called for Schneiderman to resign, which he did hours after the New Yorker report came out. Solicitor General Barbara Underwood automatically becomes acting attorney general. She has argued 20 cases in the United States Supreme Court, as well as many cases in the state and federal courts of appeals.

Manning Barish, an activist and writer, replied on Twitter to a message from actress Rose McGowman, who has accused Weinstein of rape, "Because you, my sister, @rosemcgowan because of your bravery to speak truth to power and face your perpetrator, you have given so many women the strength to use their own voices".

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (SHNEYE'-dur-muhn) says his resignation will take effect at the end of business on Tuesday.

Ms Selvaratnam, who was born in Sri Lanka, said Mr Schneiderman started calling her his "brown slave" and made her say that she was "his property".

Zephyr Teachout, who challenged Cuomo in the 2014 gubernatorial Democratic primary, tweeted that she might be interested, saying that she is "seriously considering running for attorney general".

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