Ronan Farrow and a female coauthor write in New Yorker:
Eric Schneiderman, New York’s attorney general, has long been a liberal Democratic champion of women’s rights, and recently he has become an outspoken figure in the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment. As New York State’s highest-ranking law-enforcement officer, Schneiderman, who is sixty-three, has used his authority to take legal action against the disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein, and to demand greater compensation for the victims of Weinstein’s alleged sexual crimes. Last month, when the Times and this magazine were awarded a joint Pulitzer Prize for coverage of sexual harassment, Schneiderman issued a congratulatory tweet, praising “the brave women and men who spoke up about the sexual harassment they had endured at the hands of powerful men.” Without these women, he noted, “there would not be the critical national reckoning under way.”Farrow has some weirdo daddy issues with Woody Allen, and refuses to say whether Allen is his father.
Now Schneiderman is facing a reckoning of his own. As his prominence as a voice against sexual misconduct has risen, so, too, has the distress of four women with whom he has had romantic relationships or encounters.
Farrow is successfully doing character assassinations on Jewish leftist Trump-haters. Somehow he finds women who are willing to go on the record that they engaged in unusual, perverted, and degrading sexual practices. They did these things over and over again, so they must like it. In the above case, they like to get beaten up during rough sex.
It used to be women refused to humiliate themselves in this way. No decent man is going to want to date such a crazy bitch.
I guess Schneiderman was supposed to understand that these women were mentally ill, and to use more restraint. No doubt he has his own issues. He vindictively chased Trump, and sought the approval of social justice warriors. Now he is a victim of the sort of accusations that he promoted.
I wonder how long this MeToo devastation can continue.
Update: I started to read the Farrow hit piece. It says:
Manning Barish and Schneiderman were together, off and on, for nearly two years. She says that when they had sex he often slapped her across the face without her consent, and that she felt “emotionally battered” by cruel remarks that he made. She says that he criticized how she looked and dressed, and “controlled what I ate.” ...This sounds like a consensual relationship to me. Even after breaking up the third time, she often went back to him for some rough sex. Obviously she very much enjoyed his sex antics, however unusual they may sound from her one-sided description.
Schneiderman, she recalls, “would almost always drink two bottles of wine in a night, then bring a bottle of Scotch into the bedroom. ...
Manning Barish says that Schneiderman also took prescription tranquillizers, and often asked her to refill a prescription that she had for Xanax, so that he could reserve “about half” the pills for himself. (Schneiderman’s spokesperson said that he has “never commandeered anyone’s medications.”) ...
Manning Barish says that Schneiderman often mocked her political activism. When she told him of her plan to attend an anti-gun demonstration with various political figures and a group of parents from Sandy Hook Elementary School, he dismissed the effort, calling the demonstrators “losers.” He added, “Go ahead, if it makes you feel better to do your little political things.” ...
Manning Barish broke up with Schneiderman a second time, and then got back together with him. He’d been talking about marrying her, she says, and she somehow convinced herself that the real problem between them was her fear of commitment. In January, 2015, she ended the relationship a third time, feeling degraded. After that, they got together romantically a few more times, but since 2016 she has been in touch with him only sporadically.
She was also hooked on Xanax and wine. The woman is nuts.