>> Understand what's going on.>> New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned on Monday night, only hours after allegations of physical abuse from four women were reported by the New Yorker magazine. State governor Andrew Cuomo had called for Schneiderman to step down not long after the article went up.
Schneiderman had been a high profile proponent of the Me Too movement. In February he sued the Weinstein Company and Harvey Weinstein himself for years of alleged sexual misconduct. In Monday's New Yorker article about Schneiderman, four women alleged they'd been in romantic relationships or encounters with him. And that they had been subjected to non consensual physical violence.
Two told the New Yorker he had repeatedly hit them, often after drinking frequently in bed. Two women, who gave their names in the article, called it assault. Schneiderman said in a statement he contests the allegations. However he says they will quote effectively prevent him from leading the Attorney General's Office.
Reuters has not independently confirmed the accusations.