Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields and an editor have resigned amid the conservative website's handling of an alleged assault of Fields by Donald TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 committee chair says panel will issue a 'good number' of additional subpoenas Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — Pentagon officials prepare for grilling Biden nominates head of Africa CDC to lead global AIDS response 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."
I can't stand with an organization that won't stand by me: https://t.co/pohxCKScpf— Michelle Fields (@MichelleFields) March 14, 2016
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.