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Breitbart's Michelle Fields, Ben Shapiro Resign Over Trump Incident

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    A reporter with a conservative publication resigned over its response to her alleged assault by Donald Trump's campaign manager during a rally, NBC News reported. 

    Michelle Fields was covering a rally for Breitbart when she said Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski grabbed her arm so hard she bruised as she attempted to question the candidate. She wrote an account of the incident, as did a Washington Post reporter who said he witnessed it. Politico also published an audio transcript that purportedly captures the interaction and moments immediately afterward.

    Fields' colleague Ben Shapiro also resigned from Breitbart, saying the site should be "ashamed" of "their treatment" of Fields, whose allegations of assault came amid escalating violence in and around Trump campaign events.

    Breitbart published images questioning whether the Washington Post's Ben Terris misidentified Lewandowski as the person who may have physically assaulted Fields. Breitbart later published a piece purporting to show text messages from Lewandowski which it said "prove" he didn't assault Fields.