In the newest update in the Breitbart-Trump saga, reporter Michelle Fields has filed a police reporter against Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.
IJ Review’s Benny Johnson reports that Fields filed assault charges in the Jupiter, Florida jurisdiction, the site of the late-night Trump speech Tuesday. Fields alleges, and The Washington Post‘s Ben Terris corroborates, that Lewandowski grabbed her from behind and tried to threw her to the ground while she was asking Trump a question. Lewandowski and his boss both deny the entire encounter even happened.
On Thursday, Fields posted a picture of her bruises on Twitter.
— Michelle Fields (@MichelleFields) March 10, 2016
Fields’ complaint come after Breitbart editor-at-large Ben Shapiro publicly encouraged her to press charges.
Michelle should certainly file a police report. https://t.co/5JD7xGjYBO
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) March 10, 2016
UPDATE (1:01 PM ET): The Jupiter police department has issued a statement on the charges.
Here is the Jupiter Police Department statement on Fields & Lewendowski pic.twitter.com/SMBFWdFTP9
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) March 11, 2016
[Image via screengrab]
>>Follow Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) on Twitter
Have a tip we should know? email@example.com