Three years ago, he opened an investigation with the MA attorney general into whether Exxon Mobil deliberately misled the public and investors about the impact of climate change.
Schneiderman, 63, issued a statement to The New Yorker, and later to other media outlets, implying that his conduct was either welcomed by the women, or was not as they described.
Now New York's top prosecutor is facing his own investigation. "This was assault they said over and over again".
"A tremendous betrayal. There's no other way to put it", Kluger said. He had said he would have to kill me if we broke up, on multiple occasions. A fourth woman said she had similar experiences.
Under Schneiderman, New York sued the Trump administration about a dozen times over energy and environmental policy, targeting not just the Environmental Protection Agency but also the Army Corps of Engineers, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the departments of Energy and the Interior.
Powerful fellow Democrats, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, called for his resignation, he capitulated quickly.
"You were saying???" Donald Trump Jr. tweeted.
In the November 2017 segment, Schneiderman is turned into "Schneider-Man" and Bee proclaims, "You are a superhero!"
A second woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said Schneiderman had slapped her across the face so hard that it left a red mark.
"It's been my great honor and privilege to serve as Attorney General for the people of the State of New York", Schneiderman wrote in a statement on Monday. 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". "In one case, a woman wasn't even in a relationship at all with him". "I have never engaged in non-consensual sex, which is a line I would not cross".
Cuomo late Tuesday said Nassau District Attorney Madeline Singas will investigate and possibly prosecute "any and all matters concerning the public allegations" against Schneiderman.
The governor of NY is appointing a special prosecutor to look into all claims, including whether Schneiderman used "staff or office resources" to keep the alleged victims quiet.
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a champion of the #MeToo movement, has resigned following allegations of abuse by four women.
As an assistant district attorney in Queens, Singas worked in the Domestic Violence Bureau.
Some of the alleged behavior took place in 2016 and earlier, according to The New Yorker story.
The statute of limitations in NY for prosecuting someone is five years for a serious assault, two years for a lower-level one.
The next attorney general will be selected by a joint session of the New York State Assembly, which is overwhelmingly Democratic, and the New York Senate.
"The Senate can not turn a blind eye to an act of domestic violence", declared Schneiderman, who went on to co-author a law that made choking someone a crime of its own.
And in marking the 20th anniversary of the federal Violence Against Women Act in 2014, he noted that "violence against women remains a prevalent and risky problem across our nation".
"The integrity of our justice system is of paramount importance".