The New York Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, announced his resignation on Monday, May 7.

"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."

On Monday, May 7, The New Yorker released a report that detailed four women accusing Schneiderman of physical abuse. The women allege that he subjected him to nonconsensual physical violence. Two women spoke off the record, two women spoke on the record. The two women that spoke on the record allege that Schneiderman repeatedly hit them after drinking, and was often in bed. Both allege it was nonconsensual. Those same two women also accuse Schneiderman of threatening to kill them if they broke up with him. Schneiderman has denied all claims, according to CNN.

In a statement, reported by CNN, Schneiderman said, "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."

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo published a press release stating that he will be asking the New York District Attorney to begin an investigation into Schneiderman. The release also stated that Cuomo believed Schneiderman should no longer serve as attorney general and asked him to resign.

Schneiderman was a public supporter of the #MeToo Movement and brought legal action against Harvey Weinstein in New York.