A Week Before Schneiderman Abuse Accusations Surface He Called The #MeToo Movement ‘Extraordinary’

Julia Nista | General Assignment Reporter

Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman called the #MeToo movement “extraordinary” in an interview with Alec Baldwin’s podcast Here’s The Thing last Thursday, a week before allegations surfaced of physical and sexual abuse.

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Baldwin called the #MeToo movement an “obvious subject to talk about in New York,” and that there was an “embargo” on the topic for Schneiderman, saying that Schneiderman would “prefer not to talk about that subject.”

“We have an investigation into the Weinstein companies that are involved with a variety of matters related to that, so can’t touch on that,” Schneiderman began.

“I mean look, the movement is extraordinary,” he continued. “I think it’s changing the conversation. It is a part of what I see as this moment of social transformation and the emergence of a new political movement.”

Schneiderman filed a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein’s film company after sexual misconduct allegations surfaced in the New Yorker and the New York Times. (RELATED: Flashback of AG Schneiderman At Pro-Choice Event: ‘We Are Standing Up Against Violence’)

Schneiderman was accused of physically abusing multiple women, and threatening to kill at least one woman if she broke up with him.

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