Allegations made against New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman by former romantic partners have prompted him to resign on Monday, just hours after a shocking report in The New Yorker.  Four of his former partners have alleged that Schneiderman hit them as well as becoming verbally and mentally abusive towards them - often after drinking binges.

Earlier on Monday, According to Yahoo.com, Michelle Manning Barish and Tanya Selvaratnam went on the record to say that Schneiderman, 63, “repeatedly hit them, often after drinking, frequently in bed and never with their consent.” In one instance, Manning Barish said Schneiderman told her that “if you ever left me, I’d kill you.”

Schneiderman - who denies these allegations -has long championed women’s causes and has been a vocal supporter of the Me Too movement. His office filed a suit against film producer Harvey Weinstein in February, alleging Weinstein had sexually harassed women for years.

Schneiderman had been running for re-election in 2018 for what would have been his third term as New York’s chief law enforcement official.