Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign manager was arrested in Florida on Tuesday and charged with simple battery, police records show.
The report from the Jupiter Police Department said Corey Lewandowski was charged for intentionally grabbing and bruising the arm of Michelle Fields, a former reporter for the conservative news outlet Breitbart, against her will at a Trump campaign event on March 8.
“Mr. Lewandowski is absolutely innocent of this charge,” Trump said in a statement. “He will enter a plea of not guilty and looks forward to his day in court. He is completely confident that he will be exonerated.”
Police released CCTV footage of the incident, which Lewandowski has denied took place: