New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the state’s highest-ranking law enforcement official, will resign Tuesday, a day after four women accused him of violent physical abuse in an explosive article published by the New Yorker.
Schneiderman announced his resignation in a statement just three hours after the article was published.
“It’s been my great honor and privilege to serve as Attorney General for the people of the State of New York," he said.
"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.”