NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman: Abuse of Power

 

Quotes from Jane Mayer & Ronan Farrow, "Four Women Accuse New York Attorney General of Physical Abuse", New Yorker, May 8, 2018

 

"I can lie. I can be silent...or I can tell the truth"

 

"...sought medical attention after having been slapped hard across the ear and face, and also choked....ear was ringing....bothered her for months. It often felt painful and clogged, and she kept hearing odd gurgling sounds. Once, blood trickled out....dried bloody crust....too frightened of him to come forward...a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde figure....Taking a strong woman and tearing her to pieces is his jam....I did not consent to physical assault....almost always drink two bottles of wine in a night, then bring a bottle of Scotch into the bedroom. He would get absolutely plastered five nights out of seven....Schneiderman also took prescription tranquillizers, and often asked her to refill a prescription that she had for Xanax....Schneiderman hit her so hard, she says, that the blow left a red handprint....he started calling me his ‘brown slave’ and demanding that I repeat that I was his property....He was cutting off my ability to breathe....told me he could have me followed and could tap my phone....What do you do if your abuser is the top law-enforcement official in the state?"

 

"If you ever left me, I’d kill you....I am the law"