Reporter Files Assault Report Against Trump Campaign Manager

She claims he grabbed her hard enough to leave bruises
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 11, 2016 3:03 PM CST
Reporter Files Assault Report Against Trump Campaign Manager
Donald Trump's campaign manager is being accused of assault by a Breitbart reporter.   (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

A Breitbart reporter who claims she was assaulted during a Donald Trump press conference on Tuesday has filed a police report against Trump's campaign manager Friday in Florida, the Independent Journal Review reports. According to Gawker, Michelle Fields claims she was trying to ask Trump a question about affirmative action as he was leaving the press conference when his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski grabbed her arm hard enough to leave bruises. While Fields says she didn't see who grabbed her, a Washington Post reporter standing nearby says it was Lewandowski, CNN reports. The Jupiter Police Department is investigating her claims as a misdemeanor battery case.

Trump says he thinks Fields is making the whole thing up, and Lewandowski went even further. "You are totally delusional," the campaign manager tweets. "I never touched you. As a matter of fact, I have never even met you." Fields' employer, Breitbart, stood by her claims Thursday before hedging its bets as videos of the incident started to make it online Friday. The conservative news source is currently running updates on how likely it is Fields is telling the truth every time a new piece of visual evidence arises. So far, the best video of the incident appears to come from CSPAN. It appears to show Lewandowski reaching across another man toward Fields as she and Trump walk out of frame. You can see a GIF of that moment here. (More Donald Trump stories.)

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