Coming on the heels of White House employees secretary Rob Porter resigning for home abuse, a second White House staffer has now resigned for bodily and emotional abuse allegations from his ex-spouse.
Speechwriter David Sorensen resigned on Friday after his ex-spouse aired accusations of home violence throughout their two-and-a-half yr marriage.
The Washington Post was reported Sorensen’s resignation, saying Sorensen’s ex-spouse Jessica Corbett stated that he had run over her foot with a automobile, put out a cigarette on her hand, threw her towards a wall and pulled her hair throughout an tour off the coast of Maine.
“Before we were contacted by the media, we learned last night that there were allegations, said Raj Shah, the White House’s principal deputy press secretary. “We immediately confronted the staffer, he denied the allegations and he resigned today.”
NBC News reached out to Sorensen, who didn’t instantly reply, however the White House stated he denied the allegations and he claimed to the Post that he was truly the sufferer of abuse.
Sorensen wrote in a press release that he had “never committed violence of any kind against any woman in my entire life” and “In fact, I was the victim of repeated physical violence during our marriage, not her.”
He additionally stated he was “considering legal options to address her defamation.”
Sorensen was a speechwriter for lower than a yr within the Trump administration. He labored as a employees member of the Council on Environmental Quality, which is connected to the Executive Office of the President of the United States.
These issues have gotten a standard a part of the Trump administration it appears.