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N.Y. Attorney General Schneiderman resigns amid allegations of violence toward women

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a prominent figure in the #MeToo movement who has taken on disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein, abruptly resigned Monday night after The New Yorker published the accusations of women who said he was violent toward them. Schneiderman, a leader of campaigns to fight sexual harassment, strongly denied the accusations but said they would prevent him from doing his job. Schneiderman strongly contested the allegations, as did his ex-wife, Jennifer Cunningham, a New York lobbyist who was divorced from Schneiderman in 1996. In a statement, she called the accusations 'completely inconsistent with the man I know, who has always been someone of the highest character, outstanding values and a loving father.'
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.

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