Former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields accused Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski of grabbing her at a press conference in Florida last week when she tried to ask the GOP front-runner a question about affirmative action. Fields has filed an assault complaint against Lewandowski.
Other reporters say he has used "completely inappropriate" and suggestive language to women covering Trump's campaign. He was Corey Lewandowski, Trump's 41-year-old campaign manager.
Trump's campaign spokeswoman Katrina Pierson on Tuesday rejected the report, by Politico, which said more than 20 sources who have dealt with Corey Lewandowski during the campaign and in his previous job at Americans for Prosperity said that he has been sexually suggestive with women, rough with reporters and has berated conservative officials.
"I think people have to follow their conscience and do what they think is right for them and for their livelihood. I have to fight back". The Trump campaign denied the incident and Breitbart, where Fields worked, in part defended her - but then ran a piece that cast doubt on Fields' account.
"I'm just a little spooked", Fields told Terris with a tear in her eye. I signed my contract to work as a journalist, not as a member of the Donald J. Trump for President media network.
According to multiple sources, the saber-rattling letters arrived Monday from Breitbart's outside counsel, Los Angeles attorney Harrison J. Dossick, to former employees-turned-detractors of the Trump-friendly site, including former public relations consultant Kurt Bardella, and ex-writers Ben Shapiro and Michelle Fields. "Someone had grabbed me tightly by the arm and yanked me down".
Two of them, Jordan Schachtel and Jarrett Stepman, resigned on Monday.
Since the incident, Trump's campaign has come under fire for violence at his campaign events. Shapiro's father, David, also resigned after his writing pseudonym, William Bigelow, was outed by Breitbart Editor-In-Chief Joel Pollack on Monday.
Fields explained to Kelly that, "When this happened, my Washington editor Matthew Boyle was telling me, 'Oh don't worry, this is going to be great because Donald Trump's going to give us so many exclusives now because they're going to feel like they have to do it because of what they did".