Former Eric Schneiderman says he threatened to tap her phone, kill her

One of the sex accusers of former state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has written a memoir about their bad relationship – claiming he threatened to kill her if she ever left him.

Publicly, Schneiderman supported women’s rights, with Tanya Selvaratnam saying in her new memoir, “Believe Nothing: A Story of Intimate Violence.”

But in private, he badly abused her, Selvaratnam said – the ex-AG allegedly called his “Brown Slave” – ​​in a video promotion for the book shared with The Post.

Beginning their relationship in 2017, Selvartanam wrote, “He was the Attorney General of New York State, and was gaining national recognition as a progressive hero and a major ally of the ‘Me Too’ movement.”

“I was afraid to come forward because he told me he could follow me. He could tap my phone.

“On some occasions, they said that if we broke up they would have to kill me.

“When I found out that I was not the first woman he abused, and felt that I would not be the last, I knew I had to come forward,” Selvartanam wrote in his tandem, published by Harperkins Has gone and comes out on Tuesday.

Selvaratnam is one of four women accused of sexual harassment and physical abuse by Schneiderman, who abruptly resigned as state attorney general in May 2018, just hours after the women’s blast Dropped in the New Yorker.

Selvaratnam described her experiences as Schneiderman’s girlfriend in the book, stating that at first, she would express her admiration for feminism and social justice and her fight against then President Donald Trump’s “attacks against civil liberties and vulnerable communities.” Smiled for.

Former New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman with Tanya Selvaratnam.
Former New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman with Tanya Selvaratnam.

She said she is expecting the governor to run, which means she will be his first woman.

Soon, however, the fairy tale romance went dark, she wrote.

Sevalaratnam realized that the powerful Beau’s pulse involved Harvey Weinstein and that he was, in his words, an alcoholic who abuses sleeping pills and anti-anxiety meds.

He found the then AG “staggering around the apartment” a few nights. In January of 2017, Schneiderman got drunk, fell into his bathroom and needed a face stitch – and told him he had fallen while jogging, he said.

In bed, he was violent, physically and verbally, the accused recanted. He will allegedly choke her, spit on her and slap her until he calls her “master” or “daddy”.

Former AG Schneiderman, who appeared on CNN.
Former Attorney General Schneiderman, present at CNN.

The first slap in the face during sex was just six weeks into the relationship, she wrote.

“Over time, the slap became harder and to keep up with demands,” Sevalratnam wrote.

“In bed, he would slap me until I agreed to find him a three-way, young girl,” he said.

She repeatedly told him that she would like to, she wrote.

Sri Lankan-born Selvaratnam remembers the abuse of his mother on the black hands of her father’s eyes.

She said she herself lived with Schneiderman for about a year, feeling trapped and frightened like many domestic violence victims.

He can be “charming and charismatic”, he concedes and “often helpful”

But she was terrified that “she and her people [would] She tried to crush me “If she went public, and left the relationship with the help of a domestic violence expert,” she wrote.

“Writing ‘Believe Nothing’ was painful and emotional, but also liberating,” she said.

Tanya Selvaratnam

The book concludes with a long appendix listing organizations intended to help women who are victims of intimate partner violence find the courage and resources to leave.

“I wrote my way out of the dark,” Sevarathanam wrote. “One victim looks like all of us. Even fierce women are abused. ”

This book is being called “courageous and compelling” By Kirkus Review, And a “being searched, but sensitive account about vulnerability and redemption, which will find a wider audience” by the Library Journal.

The 66-year-old Schneiderman was last heard of in January of 2019, when he completed his training at a Manhattan-based school that certified him as a meditation teacher.

He is doing medical and meditation practice “as part of his recovery program,” a representative told the Post at the time. He could not be immediately reached for comment.

But in 2018, he said in a statement to The New Yorker, “In the privacy of intimate relationships, I engage in role play and other consensual sexual activity. I have not beaten anyone. I have never been in non-sexual relationships Not joined, which is a line I will not cross. “

Selvaratnam’s filmmaking credits include 2014, the Emmy-nominated “Born to Fly”; Her previous books include “The Big Lie: Motherhood, Feminism and the Reality of the Biological Clock”.

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