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"I apologize for any and all pain that I have caused, and I apologize to the people of the State of New York for disappointing them after they put their trust in me." Schneiderman, a Democrat, in May, hours after The New Yorker published an expose saying that four women had accused him of slapping or choking them.
Some of the women said Schneiderman was a heavy drinker.
Cuomo appointed Singas as a special prosecutor, bypassing Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. At the time, the attorney general's office was investigating how Vance's office had handled a sexual misconduct allegation against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
The allegations tarnished Schneiderman's reputation as a defender of women at the forefront of the #Me Too movement.
"I believe the women who shared their experiences with our investigation team, however legal impediments, including statutes of limitations, preclude criminal prosecution," Singas said in a statement announcing her decision.said Thursday that she couldn't bring criminal charges over allegations he physically abused women he dated, in part, because current state law doesn't explicitly outlaw such behavior.Schneiderman, 63, said he recognizes that Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas' decision "does not mean I have done nothing wrong." In closing the six-month investigation, Singas implored lawmakers to pass legislation to criminalize slapping, shoving and other violence committed for sexual gratification.Under current New York law, a slap, shove, or kick that doesn't cause physical injury can be charged as a non-criminal violation, but only if the offender's intent is to "alarm, harass, or annoy" the victim.Charges can't be brought if the offender's intent is sexual arousal or gratification, unless the victim proves the violence caused substantial pain or injuries that go beyond bumps, bruises and cuts.