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Trump's Campaign Manager Got Charged With Battery For Assaulting Reporter

Donald Trump's campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, was charged with misdemeanor battery on Tuesday, Palm Beach Post reports.

Michelle Fields, who was a reporter for conservative website Breitbart News Network at the time of the incident, said she was grabbed by Lewandowski at a Trump press conference in early March.

Jupiter, Florida police released video showing the incident.

Fields and then Breitbart editor-at-large Ben Shapiro resigned from Breitbart in mid-March following the allegation. Breitbart's senior editor-at-large reportedly asked reporters to not tweet in defense of Fields about the story.

When she resigned, Fields said in a statement,

I do not believe Breitbart News has adequately stood by me during the events of the past week and because of that I believe it is now best for us to part ways.

Lewandowski denied this incident took place.

The Trump campaign manager turned himself in to Jupiter police on Tuesday morning.

In a statement, the Trump campaign maintained Lewandowski “is absolutely innocent of this charge.”


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Citations: Trump aide charged with misdemeanor battery vs. ex-Breitbart reporter (Palm Beach Post), Reporter And Editor Resign From Breitbart Site Over Alleged Assault At Trump Event (NPR), Michelle Fields, Ben Shapiro Resign From Breitbart (BuzzFeed)

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Alexandra is the Senior News Editor at Elite Daily. She previously worked at HuffPost and has been published in Vox, Glamour, Refinery 29, Mic, Cosmopolitan and Quartz. Find her on Twitter / FB @asvokos and at tinyletter.com/asvokos
Alexandra is the Senior News Editor at Elite Daily. She previously worked at HuffPost and has been published in Vox, Glamour, Refinery 29, Mic, Cosmopolitan and Quartz. Find her on Twitter / FB @asvokos and at tinyletter.com/asvokos

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