NEW YORK, NY — November 8, 2018 — Denis Slattery of the New York Daily News today reported that disgraced former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will not face criminal charges for allegedly assaulting four women who asserted he did so during a romantic encounter they engaged with him. Despite the Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas’ office finding the allegations credible, D.A. Singas advises there were obstacles in the manner the charges were filed. D.A. Singas defined the “legal obstacles” to be statutes of limitations that preclude criminal prosecution.
Schneiderman was accused of being physically abusive, at times choking the women, hitting and slapping them during sex, and/or after imbibing alcoholic drinks..
Schneiderman said, “I recognize that District Attorney Singas’ decision not to prosecute does not mean I have done nothing wrong. After spending time in a rehab facility, I am committed to a lifelong path of recovery and making amends to those I have harmed. I apologize for any and all pain that I have caused, and I apologize to the people of the State of New York for disappointing them after they put their trust in me.”
Michelle Manning Barish one of people who made the allegations against Schneiderman said she felt “completely vindicated” by Schneiderman’s apology — and even wished him well.
“She also called on Schneiderman to donate his unused campaign contributions “to groups that combat sexual violence against women and protect those who are harmed.”
District Attorney Singas advised members of the New York State Legislature, both Assemblymembers and Senators to devise legislation to “fill a gap” in state law that presently “precludes a prosecutor from charging a perpetrator who slaps, punches, shoves, or kicks another person, without consent, for sexual gratification.