Former NY AG Eric Schneiderman’s ex Tanya Selvaratnam alleges he threatened to kill her


Certainly one of former state Lawyer Basic Eric Schneiderman’s intercourse accusers has written a memoir about their nightmare relationship — claiming he even threatened to kill her if she ever left him.

Publicly, Schneiderman championed girls’s rights, Tanya Selvaratnam says in touting her new memoir, “Assume Nothing: A Story of Intimate Violence.”

However privately, he horribly abused her, says Selvaratnum — who the ex-AG allegedly known as his “brown slave” — in a video promotion for the guide shared with The Publish.

“He was the Lawyer Basic of New York State, and was getting nationwide recognition as a progressive hero and a key ally of the ‘Me Too’ motion,” Selvaratnum wrote, referring to when their relationship began in 2017.

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“I used to be scared to return ahead as a result of he had informed me he may have me adopted. He may have my telephone tapped.

FILE - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned following allegations of sexual misconduct.

FILE – New York Lawyer Basic Eric Schneiderman resigned following allegations of sexual misconduct.
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“On some events, he mentioned if we broke up he must kill me.

“However once I came upon that I used to be not the primary lady he had abused, and realized that I’d not be the final, I knew that I needed to come ahead,” Selvaratnum wrote in her tome, which is printed HarperCollins and comes out Tuesday.

Selvaratnam is certainly one of 4 girls to allege sexual harassment and bodily abuse  Schneiderman, who abruptly resigned as state Lawyer Basic in Might 2018, simply hours after the ladies’s bombshells dropped in The New Yorker.

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Selvaratnam describes her experiences as Schneiderman’s girlfriend within the guide, saying that at the beginning, she was keen about his committment to feminism and social justice — and to his battle in opposition to then-president’s Donald Trump’s “assaults on civil liberties and weak communities.”

He spoke to her of hoping to run for governor, implying that she could be his first woman, she mentioned.

Quickly, although, the fairy story romance turned darkish, she wrote.

Sevalratnum realized her highly effective beau’s buddies included Harvey Weinstein and that he was, in her phrases, an alcoholic who abused sleeping tablets and anti-anxiety meds.

She’d discover the then-AG “staggering across the residence” on some nights, she wrote. In January of 2017, Schneiderman acquired so drunk he fell in his rest room and wanted facial stitches — and informed her to say he had fallen whereas jogging, she mentioned.

In mattress, he was violent, bodily and verbally, the accuser has recounted. He would allegedly choke her, spit at her and slap her till she known as him “Grasp” or “Daddy.”

The primary slap within the face throughout intercourse occurred simply six weeks into the connection, she wrote.

“Over time, the slaps acquired more durable and started to be accompanied calls for,” Sevalratnum wrote.

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“In mattress, he would slap me till I agreed to search out him a younger lady for a three-way,” she mentioned.

She repeatedly pretended to him that she would, she wrote.

The Sri-Lanka-born Selvaratnam nicely remembers her personal mom’s abuse on the eye-blackening fingers of her father.

She herself stayed with Schneiderman for almost a yr, feeling trapped and intimidated like many home violence victims, she mentioned.

He could possibly be “charming and charismatic,” she conceded, and “usually supportive,”

However she was terrified that “he and his individuals [would] attempt to crush me” if she went public, and left the connection solely with the assistance of a home violence knowledgeable, she wrote.

“Writing ‘Assume Nothing’ was painful and emotional, but it surely was additionally liberating,” she mentioned.

The guide ends with a prolonged appendix itemizing organizations that purpose to assist girls who’re victims of intimate companion violence discover the braveness and assets to depart.

“I wrote my method out of the darkness,” Sevaratnum wrote. “A sufferer seems to be like all of us. Even fierce girls get abused.”

The guide is being hailed as “brave and compelling”  Kirkus Evaluations, and as a “searing, but delicate account of vulnerability and redemption that may discover a extensive viewers,” Library Journal.

Schneiderman, 66, was final heard of in January of 2019, when he accomplished his coaching at a Manhattan based mostly faculty that licensed him as a meditation instructor.

He has been pursuing remedy and meditation observe “as a part of his restoration program,” a rep informed The Publish on the time. He couldn’t be instantly reached for remark.

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However in 2018, he informed the New Yorker in an announcement, “Within the privateness of intimate relationships, I’ve engaged in role-playing and different consensual sexual exercise. I’ve not assaulted anybody. I’ve no means engaged in nonconsensual intercourse, which is a line I’d not cross.”

Selvaratnam’s movie producing credit embrace the 2014, Emmy-nominated “Born to Fly;” her earlier books embrace “The Huge Lie: Motherhood, Feminism and the Actuality of the Organic Clock.”



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