(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File). FILE – In this March

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File). FILE – In this March 21, 2016, file photo, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks during a news conference in New York. Schneiderman, who had taken on high-profile roles as an advocate for women’s issues and an …

(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File). FILE – In this Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, file photo, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sits at his desk in his office in New York. Schneiderman, who had taken on high-profile roles as an advocate for wom…

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File). FILE – In this Sept. 6, 2017, file photo, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, at podium, speaks at a news conference in New York, surrounded by beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program an…

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File). FILE – In this Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, file photo, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks at a news conference in New York. Schneiderman, who had taken on high-profile roles as an advocate for women’s issues a…

By DEEPTI HAJELAAssociated Press

NEW YORK (AP) – New York’s attorney general is resigning amid allegations he physically abused four women with whom he was romantically involved or had romantic interactions.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (SHNEYE’-dur-muhn) says his resignation will take effect at the end of business on Tuesday.

Schneiderman’s announcement late Monday came hours after The New Yorker published the accounts of four women, who accused the Democrat of physical violence.

Two of the women went on the record, saying Schneiderman repeatedly hit them, often after drinking, and without their consent.

Schneiderman says he engaged in “role-playing and other consensual sexual activity,” but didn’t assault anyone.

Neither woman filed any police complaints, but both say they sought out medical attention and confided in people close to them about the abuse.

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