According to a report from POLITICO published Thursday morning, Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, will not be prosecuted for battery following an altercation with a Breitbart reporter last month.
From the report:
A Florida prosecutor has decided not to prosecute Donald Trump’s campaign manager for battery after a March run-in with former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields, sources with knowledge of the situation told POLITICO.
The decision not to press charges against Corey Lewandowski is scheduled to be announced on Thursday afternoon by Palm Beach County State Attorney David Aronberg.
Fields accused Lewandowski of battery in early March, saying he grabbed her arm during a Trump event. Fields claimed the altercation, which appears to be at least somewhat supported by video footage from the event, left her bruised.
The incident resulted in the resignation of several Breitbart employees, including Fields and Ben Shapiro, an editor-at-large for the organization, who said the conservative news group didn’t adequately support Fields in her claims against Lewandowski.
For his part, both Trump and Lewandowski have denied any wrongdoing.
According to POLITICO, Fields may still pursue a defamation case against Lewandowski.