Former New York AG Eric Schneiderman Will Not Face Criminal Charges

Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will not face any criminal charges related to the assault accusations leveled against him by four women this May, according to a Thursday report from The New York Times. Schneiderman initially resigned in early May, only hours after a New Yorker article detailed allegations of nonconsensual violence such as hitting, slapping, and choking. After a six-month investigation, the Nassau County district attorney announced that while the claims against Schneiderman were credible, there were legal problems that prevented the cases from moving forward.

“I believe the women who shared their experiences with our investigation team,” the DA wrote in a statement, “however legal impediments, including statutes of limitations, preclude criminal prosecution.” Schneiderman, a public ally of the #MeToo movement and an ardent Trump critic, echoed the district attorney’s words in his own Thursday statement after noting that he has spent time in rehab to amend his own behavior: “I recognize that District Attorney Singas’ decision not to prosecute does not mean I have done nothing wrong,” he wrote. “I accept full responsibility for my conduct in my relationships with my accusers.”