Michelle Fields, the conservative reporter who was manhandled at a Donald Trump press conference Tuesday, has filed criminal assault charges against Trump’s campaign manager.
Fields was trying to ask Trump a question about affirmative action Tuesday evening when a man, identified by Washington Post reporter Ben Terris as Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, grabbed her arm and yanked her so hard she almost fell to the ground. Fields also posted a photo of her arm the next day, which appeared to be bruised.
According to the Independent Journal, Fields recently filed criminal assault charges with the Jupiter Beach Police Department, which has jurisdiction over the Trump National Golf Club, where the incident occurred. It’s not clear whether the charges were filed yesterday or today, though The Daily Beast’s Olivia Nuzzi reported yesterday afternoon that Jupiter police had no record of an investigation.
Lewandowski has so far denied the allegations, calling Fields an “attention seeker” and “delusional.” Trump has also commented on the incident, telling CNN’s Dylan Byers, “Perhaps she made it up. I think that’s what happened.”