In early March 2016, during a campaign event in Jupiter Florida at the Trump National Golf Club, Michelle Fields, while on assignment for Breitbart News, filed assault charges against Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s campaign manager.
Chief Frank Kitzerow told The Palm Beach Post Lewandowski turned himself in to the Jupiter Police Department March 29 and has been charged with misdemeanor simple battery. Lewandowski is scheduled to appear May 4 in Palm Beach County Circuit Court.
During an interview earlier this month on The Kelly File with Megyn Kelly, Fields said that she reported the assault to her editor, Matthew Boyle, called Lewandowski on her behalf. Lewandowski did not deny the incident during that conversation, Fields said. Boyle told Fields that she was going to receive an apology for the incident but that never happened. Instead, the campaign released a statement denying the incident. “Instead, they released a statement on me, calling me a liar, they have basically done a character assassination on me,” Fields said. According to Fields a Washington Post reporter, Ben Terris, witnessed the incident and you can hear their exchange, caught on audio, at the beginning of the Kelly interview. Terris can be heard asking Fields if he can include the incident in his report and Fields tells him he can.
Fields took to Twitter to defend her statement with a photo that appears to show bruising on her forearm. The police report says that the marks are consistent with being grabbed.
Lewandowski had made several statements on Twitter once the news of the incident broke.
Trump took to Twitter himself today to make the following statement.
The Jupiter Police Department released the following video of the alleged battery:
Copy of police report on the alleged assault.
The Trump campaign has released the following statement on the Donald Trump for President campaign site.
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