Breitbart reporter, editor resign amid Trump controversy

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Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields and an editor have resigned amid the conservative website's handling of an alleged assault of Fields by Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFox seeks to extend cable news domination in post-Ailes era Trump: Muslim soldier was a hero but his father 'has no right' to criticize me Mother of soldier killed in Iraq: I was too 'in pain' to speak at convention MORE campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.

“Today I informed the management at Breitbart News of my immediate resignation,” Fields said in a statement to BuzzFeed News. “I do not believe Breitbart News has adequately stood by me during the events of the past week and because of that I believe it is now best for us to part ways.”

Editor-at-large Ben Shapiro also announced his resignation, panning some of the website's current leadership under the namesake of founder Andrew Breitbart, saying, "Andrew's life mission has been betrayed."

Reports have indicated internal division at the website over its handling of the incident. Spokesman Kurt Bardella resigned from the organization on Friday, citing "resistance" at the outlet in supporting its reporter.

Fields displayed bruising on her arm after saying Trump's campaign manager grabbed her at a news conference last week as she attempted to ask the candidate a question. She has since filed a police report.

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