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Women’s Group Calls for NY AG Eric Schneiderman’s Immediate Resignation After Physical Abuse Allegations Surface

WASHINGTON - Statement from Shaunna Thomas, co-founder of UltraViolet, on reports in The New Yorker that four women have accused New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman of physical abuse:

“The actions of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman are horrific. This is unacceptable in any scenario, but especially so when the abuser is the chief law enforcement officer for the State of New York. Schneiderman must resign. Immediately. If he fails to do so, Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature must take immediate action to remove him from office."



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