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5/7/2018

New York A.G. Schneiderman Resigns After Becoming the New #MeToo Sleazeball

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:51 pm



New York Times:

Eric T. Schneiderman, the New York attorney general who rose to prominence as an antagonist of the Trump administration, abruptly resigned on Monday night, hours after four women accused him of physically assaulting them in an article published by The New Yorker.

“It’s been my great honor and privilege to serve as attorney general for the people of the State of New York,” Mr. Schneiderman said in a statement. “In the last several hours, serious allegations, which I strongly contest, have been made against me.

“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. I therefore resign my office, effective at the close of business on May 8, 2018.”

Here’s the “denial” he issued earlier today:

Apparently Schneiderman consistently chose the “role’ of the guy who chokes and beats the woman.

“Consensually,” of course.

As someone who exulted over my firing from RedState told me:

Good riddens!

[Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.]

96 Responses to “New York A.G. Schneiderman Resigns After Becoming the New #MeToo Sleazeball”

  1. It was a line in teh sand, and boy, was it uncomfortable!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  2. It’s a fine line…I remember a girlfriend telling me she wanted me to be more directive in bed. And I am not a gentle flower. But she wanted something else.

    Anonymous (ea5569)

  3. Different one who we would make love on the hardwood floor. She was almost same height. And I would put my hands under her shoulders and hold her arms while we copulated. It wasn’t really harsh. But was…like that. Somehow it worked for her and me.

    Anonymous (ea5569)

  4. Some people say I’m a no-count
    Others say I’m no good
    But I’m just a natural born gal-chokin’ man
    Doin’ what I think I should, oh yeah
    Doin’ what I think I should

    And I don’t give a damn about that dang global warming
    Scuttled fast as I can
    For a snapping whip and golden shower
    Made me cross that line in teh sand, poor boy
    Made me cross that line in teh sand
    When I was a little boychick
    My momma said, “Hey son
    Run for what you will and keep an eye on teh polls
    And don’t let your bell be rung, poor boy
    Don’t let your bell get rung.”

    And I don’t give a damn about that dang global warming
    Scuttled fast as I can
    For a snapping whip and golden shower
    Made me cross that line in teh sand, poor boy
    Made me cross that line in teh sand

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  5. Christoph, is that you?

    nk (dbc370)

  6. Tmi want to guess Louis menschs hot take on the matter.

    narciso (d1f714)

  7. this is the man Herr Mueller and the Rosenstasi DOJ have been coordinating with

    they’re so dirty

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  8. Yes and he also took money from the fracking king of up state new York.

    narciso (d1f714)

  9. Yeah, you’ve got to keep a sharp eye on those noisy Trump antagonists, it seems some of the most prominent ones are usually drunk and beating up girls when they aren’t claiming our tax cutting president is in cahoots with the Ruskies.

    Like holier than thou Bible thumping hate mongers (the loudest thumpers are usually the ones most guilty of the very sins they are so quick to denounce in others)Trump antagonists cloak themselves in sheep’s clothing and posture as the opposit of their twice hypothetical selves.

    ropelight (8442a3)

  10. 4…Fifty Coats of Pledge!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  11. I come from south Florida I told you the lifetime movie creepy tale of how Janet Reno secures the faster indictment.

    Then there’s the thinner latina version of meghan Mccain and David rivera

    narciso (d1f714)

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

    And ‘Bogie’ is your safe word.

    Line, please?

    “When you’re slapped, you’ll take it and like it.” – Sam Spade [Humphrey Bogart] ‘The Maltese Falcon’ 1941

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  13. i bet Mueller likes to slap his wife around too

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  14. That sounds consensual two (or more) people working out who does what to whom. Sounds like this guy misread his partners and in this type of play, you better know for sure.

    I met with a guy about buying some water who later hired a hooker specifically for rough trade and he went wild and near beat her to death. He was a nut who had been in and out of the nuthouse his whole life. He’d burned down a church, threatened the judge by throwing a note tied to a rock through his window, paid his bail with a check written on a paper bag. He might be dead but if not he resides in the Atascadero Hospital for the criminally insane.

    The hooker wound up owning his property but it took a while because he’d declared it the monarchy of Christania deeded the property to Jesus and had seceded from the state of California and the USA.

    One mans role play was one girls nightmare, but if Alan was a sane man he might have been able to skate

    steveg (a9dcab)

  15. Isnt this right out of billions, except giamatti is suppodrd to be an Irish version of bhaara.

    narciso (d1f714)

  16. there’s also some serious substance abuse going on here Mr. g

    drink your bourbon, Tulip

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  17. the man looks really good for being a functional alcoholic but i seen this in real life: they don’t eat

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  18. They eat fresh parsley to hide the smell. And, they knock off work at noon on Fridays and have appointments on Monday mornings. Look for the pattern.

    ropelight (8442a3)

  19. And gloeiaalred didn’t know about this either, umkay.

    narciso (d1f714)

  20. what’s the eyeliner thing

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  21. It doesn’t bother you that this guy should lose his job and his reputation for doing the same thing that Stormy Daniels got paid $130,000 for?

    nk (dbc370)

  22. this is just how we do anymore

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  23. I’m sure he keeps his pension, nk, so dry those tears.

    random viking (6a54c2)

  24. @1

    Game recognize game.

    Davethulhu (7e7722)

  25. No, it doesn’t bother me at all.

    Schneiderman slapped girls around, Stormy blackmailed Trump, and now wants to rub his nose in her crime. Your attempt to conflate the two is insipid nonsence.

    ropelight (8442a3)

  26. No, Skanky spanked Spanky, and got paid $130,000 for it. With a magazine, too, not just her bare hand. But they kept it below the neck which is the right way to do it when people don’t know each other very well, so that’s in their favor.

    And no tears, random viking. Except maybe for a society which is becoming inured to this kind of thing.

    nk (dbc370)

  27. Yeah, we’ve come a long way, nk. The dude role plays while Jefferson did it for real. We’ve come down so far.

    random viking (6a54c2)

  28. So we are told, but she still can’t prove it happened.

    narciso (d1f714)

  29. Wildly off-topic: George Spring of the defending World Champion Houston Astros had a six-hit night in a regular nine-inning game in which the ‘Stros beat the Angels 16 to 2, with every Astros starter hitting safely.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  30. Actually that’s not quite right, there was a,probability one of jecgersons son’s were involved but that’s what we can prove.

    narciso (d1f714)

  31. The curse of morning joke.

    narciso (d1f714)

  32. Jefferson had no sons. He had a daughter. But he did have nephews. Moreover, Sally Hemings was his sister-in-law. His wife’s half-sister — same father, slave mother. And her mother may have been her father’s half-sister, by way of a grandfather who also indulged in miscegenation, but let’s let the dead rest in peace at some point, because nothing they did excuses anything we do now.

    nk (dbc370)

  33. It,was used as an excuse to exonerate Bill Clinton twenty years ago, so it wasn’t a dead letter. Yes I got the relation wrong.

    narciso (d1f714)

  34. nk: because nothing they did excuses anything we do now.

    Agreed. The Stormy affair occurred 10 years before Trump became president. Glad you’re moving on, nk.

    random viking (6a54c2)

  35. This #Metoo business was finned up t get Trump and all it did was get a bunch of Dem politicos and newsies. Ironic.

    AZ Bob (07f1eb)

  36. George Spring of the defending World Champion Houston Astros had a six-hit night in a regular nine-inning game in which the ‘Stros beat the Angels 16 to 2, with every Astros starter hitting safely.

    And you expect us to believe that it’s only a coincidence that this happened the day after Putin was sworn in for another term?

    nk (dbc370)

  37. The first I heard of that was an episode of head of the class with what was tysons future wife?

    narciso (d1f714)

  38. It,was used as an excuse to exonerate Bill Clinton twenty years ago, so it wasn’t a dead letter.

    I believe it was created by The Lancet to help Clinton, and it used fake science, matching the Y chromosome of the know Jefferson line, which would be his from his nephews since he had no sons*, to the Y chromosome of the known Hemings line. Think about it. Jefferson had no direct male descendants, but the chromosome The Lancet used was the Y chromosome which is only found in males. Bleech!

    nk (dbc370)

  39. i bet Mueller likes to slap his wife around too

    happyfeet (28a91b) — 5/7/2018 @ 8:45 pm

    I don’t think it has to be his wife.

    Pinandpuller (44cac0)

  40. It doesn’t bother you that this guy should lose his job and his reputation for doing the same thing that Stormy Daniels got paid $130,000 for?

    nk (dbc370) — 5/7/2018 @ 9:26 pm

    It’s still an inherently sexist world.

    Pinandpuller (44cac0)

  41. Jefferson had no direct male descendants, but the chromosome The Lancet used was the Y chromosome which is only found in males.

    Not sure what you’re getting at. The test was an attempt to determine whether Eston Hemmings (a male) was fathered by someone in Jefferson’s male line. That seems incontrovertible. It is much harder to say whether *Thomas* Jefferson was his father. But if he was, then it is not true that “Jefferson had no direct male descendants”, is it?

    Dave (445e97)

  42. i bet Mueller likes to slap his wife around too

    So it’s come to this: slandering a guy who volunteered for combat with the Marines in Vietnam when he could have taken a deferment, was decorated for valor, wounded in action and served honorably, all to cover for a cowardly, draft-dodging scumbag.

    Dave (445e97)

  43. On the topic of #MeToo #sleazeballs: By “beside you,” he meant “and perhaps behind you, but in either event, very close, with my warm, wet, soapy loofa at the ready”: O’Reilly says he offered to stand by Sanders during White House press briefings:

    Former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly says he offered to stand by White House press secretary Sarah Sanders during press briefings to help deal with “out of line” reporters.

    O’Reilly revealed on his online show on Monday that made the remarks to Sanders at a party for new German Ambassador Richard Grinnell on Sunday.

    “I said, ‘Ms. Sanders with all due respect, if you ever need me to stand next to you in those press briefings, I will volunteer to do that. And, if somebody gets out of line, I will tell them exactly what I think of their behavior,’ ” O’Reilly said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

    The former cable news host said he made an “honest offer,” and that Sanders laughed in response to the proposal.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  44. And John Murtha and Randall Cunningham, to be ecumenical,

    narciso (d1f714)

  45. When Mueller shut down the inquiry into bcci by morgenthau, what was that about.

    narciso (d1f714)

  46. Jefferson had no direct male descendants, but the chromosome The Lancet used was the Y chromosome which is only found in males.

    Not sure what you’re getting at. The test was an attempt to determine whether Eston Hemmings (a male) was fathered by someone in Jefferson’s male line. That seems incontrovertible. It is much harder to say whether *Thomas* Jefferson was his father. But if he was, then it is not true that “Jefferson had no direct male descendants”, is it?

    Okay. Jefferson had no sons that we know of. We know of no one who for sure got his Y chromosome. His known daughter would have only passed down his X chromosome. The Lancet study is meaningless in regard to Jefferson playing pattycake with Sally Hemings. Better?

    nk (dbc370)

  47. 46… professor, heal thyself. You have much to do to help clean academia of its anti-Americanism, villainy and scum.

    Colonel Haiku (45621b)

  48. That earlier link is loony Louis’s partner and a democratic campaign contributor.

    narciso (d1f714)

  49. With a slappy little mammy gonna keep her pappy happy

    Colonel Haiku (45621b)

  50. Queue the “don’t believe it” corner in 3…2…1…

    “The federal government took in a record tax haul in April en route to its biggest-ever monthly budget surplus, the Congressional Budget Office said, as a surging economy left Americans with more money in their paychecks — and this more to pay to Uncle Sam.

    All told the government collected $515 billion and spent $297 billion, for a total monthly surplus of $218 billion. That swamped the previous monthly record of $190 billion, set in 2001.
    CBO analysts were surprised by the surplus, which was some $40 billion more than they’d guessed at less than a month ago.

    Analysts said they’ll have a better idea of what’s behind the surge as more information rolls in, but for now said it looks like individual taxpayers are paying more because they have higher incomes.”

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/may/7/cbo-says-april-was-best-month-history-us-budget/

    Colonel Haiku (45621b)

  51. Americans are paying more taxes! Yay!

    Oh, wait ….

    nk (dbc370)

  52. More revenue… now for less spending…

    Colonel Haiku (45621b)

  53. Only four women accusers? Trump supporters might just have to rally behind Mr. Schneiderman until there is more convincing proof.

    noel (b4d580)

  54. Dave: So it’s come to this:

    Thank you for your service, Charles Whitman and Lee Harvey Oswald.

    random viking (6a54c2)

  55. I was stunned by the fact that it was The New Yorker that broke the story, and that Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer were on the byline.

    There is going to be a day when Ronan Farrow writes his auto-biography. That’s a book I’d buy.

    shipwreckedcrew (56b591)

  56. An interesting aspect of this is Trump’s tweet from 2013 which says Schneiderman will turn out to be “worse” that Weiner or Spitzer, but without specifying why.

    That tweet predates the relationship Schneiderman had with either woman identified in the article.

    So if Trump’s tweet was an illusion to similar conduct, its going to be in regard to a different woman who has not yet come forward.

    shipwreckedcrew (56b591)

  57. Allusion

    Colonel Haiku (45621b)

  58. 57… noel teh Republican strikes again.

    Slap yer mammy down, noel.

    Colonel Haiku (45621b)

  59. LOL — I live for spellcheck, and perish without it.

    shipwreckedcrew (56b591)

  60. 55, laffer curve vindicated – how bout that voodoo, George Handsy Walker Bush

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  61. What I wonder is what the Dem hierarchy has on Schneiderman. To have threatened him with to get him to resign within the space of five hours.

    nk (dbc370)

  62. Ronan Farrow might need the same bodyguard detail as that Saudi prince.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  63. Maybe Schneiderman had tried to kick Cynthia Nixon off the ballot…

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  64. Alternatively, I’m picturing Kirsten Gillibrand outside his office with a pair of garden shears.

    nk (dbc370)

  65. I think many metric tons of rocks were set to fall on his head this morning if he had not resigned last night, and that was communicated to him.

    shipwreckedcrew (56b591)

  66. 60
    More likely typical Trump bombast.

    Kishnevi (c2a547)

  67. “I think many metric tons of rocks were set to fall on his head this morning if he had not resigned last night, and that was communicated to him.”

    – shipwreckedcrew

    Seriously. Like, “you’re obviously done with the public sector, but if you ever want to hold another private sector job in NY you will resign immediately.”

    Leviticus (efada1)

  68. The accuser Tanya looks like a nice lady. Why do nice ladies always pick these losers and abusers? I hear the answer is biology or evolution. I see this over and over and over. #MeToo really needs to work on that angle.

    gp (0c542c)

  69. Here you go, gp. A graph on how women choose men. The short version. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WITBBVLAMkQ

    And if you liked that, a five-minute one, from the same social philosopher. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuI6GTY9eVc

    nk (dbc370)

  70. The accuser Tanya looks like a nice lady. Why do nice ladies always pick these losers and abusers?

    Because many of these “nice ladies”, when you make the effort to get to know them more deeply, are not as nice as they appear to be. And often it doesn’t take very much effort.

    Skorcher (5ba7f6)

  71. Not to worry, #NeverTrump… Efeminazi Brian Stelter soothes CNN audience that New York’s AG Office will still work to take down Trump despite Schneiderman’s sexual/physical abuse charges.

    Colonel Haiku (45621b)

  72. “are not as nice as they appear to be” Tanya’s south Asian, and I just automatically think they’re nice. One of the most beautiful ladies who ever lived passed away a couple of months ago. I’ve been watching her movies for 20 years. Sridevi was the greatest star of Bollywood. She seemed nice to me.

    nk, thanks! First you get the money, then you get the power, then you get the women. I’ve seen that movie like 20 times, you’d think it would sink in. Where was this Schneiderman guy on the money and power axis? Scoring: 0 being me, and 10 being Tony Montana? Are attorney generals hot?

    gp (0c542c)

  73. Biology of women: in a multi-decade study of anecdotal data, I find that they like to complain about aches and pains almost daily, yet forcefully resist all suggestions on remedies and cures.

    I tried to start a woman-hating thread at AoSHQ, but as you know, those guys have no sense of humor.

    gp (0c542c)

  74. The peculiar thing about this is:

    How did Ronan Farrow find out about this?

    None of these women knew each other.

    My conclusion is that either one or more made a complaint – maybe not these women – and/or that there was somebody in the State legislature handling these kinds of things for the members, (and don’t think this did not help some lobbyists)

    Schneiderman must have reported these things to some people every time he thought he had a problem , and now either it was deliberately leaked for somebody’s advantage, or too many people (perhaps bound by lawyer client privilege or nondisclosure agreements with penalties – some low level people – came to know.

    Somebody was very interested in chasing Schneiderman out of Albany as fast as possible.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  75. I tried to start a woman-hating thread

    Much like Greeks bearing gifts, beware of deities seeking ribs.

    Skorcher (5ba7f6)

  76. 1. Donald Trump probably didn’t really know anything in 2013, but there may have been some other things that aroused suspicion. Maybe just the position he took on certain matters.

    It may have been just random:

    http://politicsliberty.com/hes-worse-than-spitzer-or-weiner/

    Now, Trump and Schneiderman have feuded for years. As The Washington Post reported Monday as part of its Schneiderman coverage, the New York attorney general filed a lawsuit against Trump back in 2013 over the now-defunct Trump University.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  77. This is about the Assembly but maybe this also went on in the State Senate

    https://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/08/nyregion/state-ethics-panel-opens-an-inquiry-into-a-sexual-harassment-cover-up.html

    New York ethics regulators have opened a new investigation into the State Assembly after learning that Assembly Democrats withheld documents that were subpoenaed as part of a recent sexual harassment inquiry, according to people with knowledge of the investigation.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  78. Biology of women: in a multi-decade study of anecdotal data, I find that they like to complain about aches and pains almost daily, yet forcefully resist all suggestions on remedies and cures.

    I have a video for that too, gp: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4EDhdAHrOg

    nk (dbc370)

  79. “57… noel teh Republican strikes again.
    Slap yer mammy down, noel.
    Colonel Haiku (45621b) — 5/8/2018 @ 8:28 am”

    I’m just trying to be funny, Colonel Haiku. You don’t have to call me names.

    noel (b4d580)

  80. “I have a video for that too” Spot-on! Hits the nail right on the head!

    It would be HIGH-larious, if only it weren’t so true.

    gp (0c542c)

  81. The thing that Weiner and Spitzer had in common (I’m not sure about Schneiderman) that Donald ZTrump might have noticed is that they were both very aggressive and accusative.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  82. 60. shipwreckedcrew (56b591) — 5/8/2018 @ 8:25 am

    So if Trump’s tweet was an illusion to similar conduct, its going to be in regard to a different woman who has not yet come forward

    That’s quite possible, if he had anything in mind, and it’s quite likely because it is likely there is more and that there’s someone who knows a great deal about this.

    Schneiderman must have paid someone or used someone to protect him – there’s no other possible source for these multiple allegations (unless they are false and Shneiderman didn’t act like they were false – he was just limiting himself to saying they were non-criminal.)

    As for Trump, aside from possibly knowing that Schneiderman was interested in many women, it was probably a shot in the dark, based on the fact that both Weiner and Spitzer (and maybe Schneiderman) were very aggressive and accusative against others.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  83. his instinct was obviously to fight

    and, sure, Admiral Cuomo asked him to resign but nobody respects Admiral Cuomo because he’s a buffoon and a Cuomo

    so I’m guessing it was Herr Mueller what ushered our rapey friend Eric off stage left in record time

    we gots a coup to do and we don’t got no time for you

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  84. “In the privacy of intimate relationships, I have engaged in role-playing and other consensual sexual activity. I have not assaulted anyone. I have never engaged in nonconsensual sex, which is a line I would not cross. But I have engaged in acts involving a Spanish girl, a goat, and 50 feet of rope.”

    —- Eric Schneiderman

    Colonel Haiku (45621b)

  85. I’ll give him points for not doing the usual “I wont resign – I’m innocent” “I’m never, never, going to resign.” “Whoops, I’m resigning”. tap dance.

    Which usually takes days or weeks. A couple hours – and he’s gone.

    rcocean (1a839e)

  86. Schneiderman must have been really pressured. Possibly he wass warned he could lose his pension (but there was stuilkl time for that) Maybe something else was held over his head.

    It is interesting that Governor Cuomo charged a prosecutor to investigate:

    https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-issues-letter-acting-attorney-general-barbara-d-underwood-and-nassau-county

    I hereby require that the Nassau District Attorney Madeline Singas be designated Special Prosecutor and Special Deputy Attorney General (hereinafter “Special Prosecutor”) to investigate, and if warranted, prosecute, any and all matters concerning the public allegations against Mr. Schneiderman,…

    But not new allegations?

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  87. The New York Times heard about this afew days ago, but the two women named in the New Yorker article refused to comment at that time, and one said she;d been dealing with this for a month.

    So Schneiderman did have some time to prepare adefense because he was probably contacted.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  88. Some earlier charges aboiut Schneiderman:

    https://www.city-journal.org/html/eric-schneidermans-inevitable-fall-15890.html

    In 2010, when Schneiderman first ran for statewide office, he was involved in a hit-and-run accident. Then a state senator, he claimed to have been a passenger in his own car when his 22-year-old staffer Rachel Kagan—niece of Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan—smashed into a parked car and drove away, after causing $3,000 worth of damage. A passerby witnessed the crash and wrote down Schneiderman’s license plate. Schneiderman later told the owner of the parked car that he “disciplined the staffer,” and offered to pay for the damage, though his office insisted that it was “outrageous” to call the incident a hit-and-run.

    Schneiderman later had a brush with trouble regarding his close relations with prominent Hasidic businessman Moshe Stern, the federal government’s chief informant in a major 2013 corruption case involving former state senate president Malcolm Smith. Stern, who provided Schneiderman with entrée to the extensive Hudson Valley Satmar community, was the bagman in the Smith corruption scandal, which revolved around Smith, a Democrat, seeking to obtain the Republican line in the 2013 mayoral race in New York City through the payment of significant bribes to Republican Party leaders. Joseph and Esther Markowitz, the couple who apparently funneled the bribes through Stern, gave Schneiderman $103,000 in campaign contributions, which he donated to charity when their part in the Smith case came to light.

    In 2014, when Schneiderman ran for reelection, Randy Credico, a comedian and New York City gadfly who perennially runs for local office on the issue of drug legalization, alleged that he had sniffed cocaine with Schneiderman, then a state senator, in the back of a bar. Schneiderman denied it, admitting to having used marijuana and cocaine up until 1998, but Credico insisted that Schneiderman was doing “bumps” of white powder with him and a group of others. Given the reports from women he dated and beat that Schneiderman was a raging alcoholic who would routinely bring a bottle of scotch to bed, Credico’s story sounds more credible.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  89. Meanwhile, Roman Polanski calls #MeToo ‘collective hysteria’, threatens Academy with legal action over recent expulsion:

    In a letter to the Academy President John Bailey, Polanski’s attorney, Harland Braun, explained that the decision was made in violation of the organization’s standards of conduct as well as California state law. He claims that Mr. Polanski should have been given a fair hearing in which he could explain his side of the story before being expelled.

    “I am writing this letter to avoid unnecessary litigation,” Braun wrote in the letter, obtained by Fox News. “Mr. Polanski has a right to go to court and require your organization to follow its own procedures, as well as California law. The only proper solution would be for your organization to rescind its illegal expulsion of Mr. Polanski and follow its own Standards of Conduct by giving Mr. Polanski reasonable notice of the charges against him and a fair hearing to present his position with respect to any proposed expulsion.”

    Polanski, who won the Academy Award for Best Director in 2003 for “The Pianist,” has been in a sort of exile in Europe after fleeing the United States in 1978 after being convicted of raping a then 13-year-old girl. His French citizenship has prevented him from being taken back to the U.S. and, despite his conviction, has been a prominent filmmaker for the last 40 years.

    Braum is not denying or re-litigating Polanski’s controversial verdict, merely asking for the Academy to give him a chance to explain the situation before making its decision.

    I, for one, feel very strongly that lawyer Braum is correct, and that the Academy absolutely should give Polanski a chance to explain this situation.

    Provided that he does so in person, in public, in Los Angeles.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  90. The key to the New Yorker finding out about this may have been:

    https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/four-women-accuse-new-yorks-attorney-general-of-physical-abuse

    Senna advised Selvaratnam to retrieve her belongings from his apartment. On November 3, 2017, she did so, with another friend—Jennifer Gonnerman, a staff writer at this magazine.

    Taht led to anotehr women (not named) and they could have found out about Michelle Manning Barish because Eric Schneiderman publicly talked about marrying her. But she didn’t tell them.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  91. good catch Mr. Finkelman

    happyfeet (28a91b)


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