Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Stati Uniti

Procuratore Generale NY, Schneiderman, dimissionario per abusi sessuali.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2018-05-08.

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«New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has resigned following allegations of assault by four women.

The resignation came after The New Yorker magazine published a report quoting the women who accused Mr Schneiderman of hitting them.

Two identified themselves as former girlfriends of his.

Mr Schneiderman – who contests the allegations – has been a vocal supporter of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment.»

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Questa notizia non sarebbe stata di grande importanza in altre circostanze: negli Stati Uniti le denuncie per sexual harassment sono diventate lo status symbol di quanti siano ricchi, potenti e, per lo più, repubblicani. Chi non abbia nemmeno una denuncia conta nulla.

Fa specie però come Mr Schneiderman, liberal democratico, ex-senatore, ed attualmente Procuratore Generale di New York, si fosse fatto paladino di tutte quelle povere pudibonde verginelle indifese insidiate dal quel mostro di Mr Weinstein, il cui fallimento ha reso ricchi molti sciacalli.

Bene: il santo protettore delle verginelle se le sgranocchiava tranquillamente facendosi scudo della sua posizione. Era un vero e proprio orco.

E siamo solo agli inizi.

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«As New York state’s chief prosecutor, Mr Schneiderman brought legal action against Mr Weinstein.»

Già. Mr Schneiderman è stato il persecutore di Mr Weinstein, implacabile accusatore.

«Every New Yorker has a right to a workplace free of sexual harassment, intimidation, and fear. If you have been the victim of misconduct, or a witness to it, contact my office:

Eric Schneiderman @AGSchneiderman»

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Frasi famose di Mr Eric Schneiderman.

«I really want to emphasize this. There are a lot of bad things coming out of Washington, but the surge of progressive activism is forcing a reckoning. Elected officials now understand the consequences of voting for xenophobia, for racism, for sexism, for only the 1%.»

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«If a woman does not have the right to control her own body, she is not truly equal. She is not truly free.»

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«This is yet another Trump administration giveaway to special interests at the expense of New Yorkers’ health and wallets.»

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«As long as I am AG, I will use the full power of this office to ensure that whatever happens in Washington, a woman’s right to control her own body will always be protected in New York.»

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«What do we do about the anti-choice, anti-women idealogues in federal government? We fight back at the state and local level to create the world we want to see.»

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«For far too long, victims of child sexual abuse have been denied their day in NY’s courts.»

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Chi è Mr Erich Schneiderman?

«Eric Tradd Schneiderman (born December 31, 1954) is an American lawyer and politician. He is the 65th Attorney General of New York, elected in 2010 and reelected in 2014, and is set to resign on May 8, 2018. He is a member of the Democratic Party.»

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«Schneiderman was born to a Jewish family in New York City; he is the son of Abigail Heyward and Irwin Schneiderman. ….

Schneiderman was elected to represent the 31st district in the New York State Senate.»

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«In February 2018, Schneiderman brought a civil rights lawsuit against The Weinstein Company, alleging the company “repeatedly broke New York law by failing to protect its employees from pervasive sexual harassment, intimidation, and discrimination.” The lawsuit delayed the sale of The Weinstein Company with the Attorney General adding, “Any sale of the Weinstein Company must ensure that victims will be compensated.»

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I liberal democratici hanno la straordinaria dote di saper accusare gli altri dei misfatti dai quali loro stessi traggono sostentamento.

Adesso Mr Schneiderman non avrà più la possibilità, come aveva annunciato, di portare in tribunale Mr Trump: non fa più parte della Procura.


Bbc. 2018-05-08. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman quits amid abuse reports

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has resigned following allegations of assault by four women.

The resignation came after The New Yorker magazine published a report quoting the women who accused Mr Schneiderman of hitting them.

Two identified themselves as former girlfriends of his.

Mr Schneiderman – who contests the allegations – has been a vocal supporter of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment.

“In the privacy of intimate relationships, I have engaged in role-playing and other consensual sexual activity,” he said in an initial statement on Monday. “I have not assaulted anyone. I have never engaged in non-consensual sex, which is a line I would not cross.”

He later said he “strongly contests” the allegations but would step down.

“While these allegations are unrelated to my professional conduct or the operations of the office, they will effectively prevent me from leading the office’s work at this critical time,” he said.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo had called for Mr Schneiderman’s resignation, following the reports.

“No-one is above the law, including New York’s top legal officer,” he said. “I do not believe it is possible for Eric Schneiderman to continue to serve as attorney general.”

Mr Cuomo said he would ask a prosecutor to investigate the allegations.

Two women – Michelle Manning Barish and Tanya Selvaratnam – told The New Yorker that Mr Schneiderman had repeatedly hit them, often after drinking heavily.

Both women also said he had threatened to kill them if they ended the relationship.

“After the most difficult month of my life – I spoke up,” Ms Manning Barish wrote on Twitter after the allegations were published.

“For my daughter and for all women. I could not remain silent and encourage other women to be brave for me.”

Last month, The New Yorker won a joint Pulitzer Prize with The New York Times for its reporting on alleged sexual harassment in Hollywood.

The reports brought down film mogul Harvey Weinstein, who has denied dozens of sexual misconduct allegations.

As New York state’s chief prosecutor, Mr Schneiderman brought legal action against Mr Weinstein.

The lawsuit alleged that he abused female employees and threatened to kill staff members.

Mr Schneiderman, a long-term advocate of women’s rights, spoke out against sexual harassment and intimidation after he announced the lawsuit.

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