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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Already Replaced After Assault Scandal & Resignation

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned his post on Monday night after four women accused him of physical abuse. Now, Barbara Underwood will step in to take his role.

The 73-year-old was appointed Solicitor General of New York by Andrew Cuomo in 2007, and reappointed by Schneiderman, 63, himself in 2011.

"This morning, I'm grateful to work with the best colleagues in the business — including Barbara Underwood, who will be acting NY AG," wrote AG press secretary Amy Spitalnick this Tuesday. "She's argued 20 cases before SCOTUS (the Supreme Court), clerked for Thurgood Marshall, & much more. The work continues."

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As readers know, Schneiderman abruptly quit his job after four women told The New Yorker that he "subjected them to nonconsensual physical violence," including "repeatedly" hitting and choking them.

"In the last several hours, serious allegations, which I strongly contest, have been made against me. 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," he said in a statement following the accusations.

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