State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman called his Sri Lankan girlfriend his “brown slave” and wanted her to refer to him as “Master,” the woman says.
Four women have come forward and accused Attorney General Eric Schneiderman of sexual harassment and abuse, claiming he would get drunk and attack them during sex — striking and choking them without their permission.
Two of the women described on the record to the New Yorker the violence they faced at the hands of the AG, who has become one of the leading voices against sexual misconduct in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
“You cannot be a champion of women when you are hitting them and choking them in bed, and saying to them, ‘You’re a f–ing whore,’” explained one of the women, Manning Barish.
“His hypocrisy is epic,” she said. “He’s fooled so many people.”
Two other women, who didn’t speak to the magazine, claim they’ve also been brutalized by Schneiderman in bed — but they’re too afraid to come forward.
One spoke to fellow accusers Barish and Tanya Selbaratnam about what she allegedly endured during her romantic relationship with him. The New Yorker said Monday in its report that they had “independently vetted the accounts that they gave of her allegations.”
The other — an attorney from New York — sent photos of injuries she allegedly sustained at the hands of Schneiderman.
Selvaratnam insisted that the alleged abuse be labeled as “assault” — saying it resembled something you’d see Schneiderman condemning in court.
She described the AG, who is currently suing the Weinstein Co., as a “a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” figure who made her “feel sick” as one of the leading proponents of the #MeToo movement.
“This is a man who has staked his entire career, his personal narrative, on being a champion for women publicly. But he abuses them privately,” Selvaratnam said. “He needs to be called out.”
Recounting what Schneiderman allegedly did to them, the women laid out a slew of sickening allegations against the 63-year-old — including how he called them “whores” and would randomly hit them out of nowhere if they ever talked back.
President Trump even chimed in on the scandal.
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Harvard-educated activist writer Tanya Selvaratnam told the New Yorker magazine that her yearlong affair with Schneiderman “was a fairytale that became a nightmare” — and quickly escalated into violence in the bedroom, even as he begged for threesomes.
“Sometimes, he’d tell me to call him Master, and he’d slap me until I did,” Selvaratnam said.
“He started calling me his ‘brown slave’ and demanding that I repeat that I was ‘his property.’”
Selvaratnam said, “The slaps started after we’d gotten to know each other.
“It was at first as if he were testing me. Then it got stronger and harder. It wasn’t consensual. This wasn’t sexual playacting. This was abusive, demeaning, threatening behavior.”
She said that as the violence grew, so did his sexual demands.
“He was obsessed with having a threesome and said it was my job to find a woman,” Selvaratnam said. “He said he’d have nothing to look forward to if I didn’t and would hit me until I agreed.”
She said she had no intention of adding a second woman to their bed.
The abuse increased until Schneiderman was not only slapping her but spitting on her and choking her, she said.
“He was cutting off my ability to breathe,” she said.
Soon, “we could rarely have sex without him beating me.”
The attorney general was often fueled by booze, Selvaratnam said.
And he would push her to drink, too, she said.
“Drink your bourbon, Turnip,’’ she said he ordered her, using his nickname for her.
A friend finally helped her leave him, Selvaratnam said.
Schneiderman told the mag in a statement, “In the privacy of intimate relationships, I have engaged in role-playing and other consensual sexual activity. I have not assaulted anyone. I have never engaged in nonconsensual sex, which is a line I would not cross.”
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May 8th, 2018