Full Frontal host Samantha Bee delivered a scathing rebuke of former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Wednesday night in response to the domestic abuse allegations leveled against him.
Earlier this week, Schneiderman resigned from his position after four women he was involved with previously accused him of domestic abuse.
The allegations drew outrage and feelings of betrayal as Schneiderman had been a strong supporter of the #MeToo movement, which resulted in the downfall of several powerful men in Hollywood and the political world.
Schneiderman has denied the allegations, telling The New Yorker:
“I have not assaulted anyone. I have never engaged in nonconsensual sex, which is a line I would not cross.”
The allegations especially shocked and disappointed Samantha Bee, who previously praised Schneiderman and had him on her show as a guest last November.
On this week’s show, Samantha Bee led off with the Schneiderman story, and she took him to the woodshed.
“Now, Schneiderman was a guest on my show, so this is a little complicated for me to talk about. Just kidding, it’s not complicated: Fuck you, Eric Schneiderman. The good legal work that you did does not absolve you. It will not give me not one second’s pause to tear you a new asshole on live television. I give zero fucks.
“Eric Schneiderman, you are trash and we do not need you. Tarana Burke started the #MeToo movement 11 years ago on MySpace. It will keep moving without you just fine.”
Bee then scolded other sexual predators, including Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, and Harvey Weinstein in an epic rant about how they should never be allowed to make a comeback before concluding with one final shot at Schneiderman.
“As for men like Eric Schneiderman, we really don’t need them. You know who’s a better advocate for women? Women.”
Here’s the video via YouTube.
As for her interview with Schneiderman last November, Bee has decided to leave the video up, but added a disclaimer along with a new title.
“We taped this segment before the allegations against Eric Schneiderman came to light, and we sincerely apologize for characterizing him as a hero when, to so many women, he was the vilest villain. We’re keeping this piece online in the interest of integrity.”
Featured Image: YouTube screenshot.