NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — In a rapid turn of events, Eric T. Schneiderman, the New York State attorney general, announced his resignation after the New Yorker reported on allegations from four women who accused Schneiderman of physical assault.
Schneiderman announced his resignation on Tuesday, just hours after news of the scandal broke, marking a stunning fall from grace for the noted prosecutor.
“It’s been my great honor and privilege to serve as Attorney General for the people of the State of New York. In the last several hours, serious allegations, which I strongly contest, have been made against me. 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. I therefore resign my office, effective at the close of business on May 8, 2018,” Schneiderman said in a statement published on the Attorney General’s website.