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

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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."

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)