But the manager denied the assault took place, and a Trump spokeswoman later went on CNN to also deny the incident happened the way the reporter said it did.
The reporter’s boyfriend Jamie Weinstein, though, was able to also appear on the network and confront Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson.
After Weinstein, an editor for the Daily Caller blog, confirmed girlfriend Michelle Fields has filed a police report, he lit into Pierson.
— Carol Costello (@CarolCNN) March 11, 2016
“To believe what they are saying in denying these allegations, you have to believe in an elaborate conspiracy theory,” Weinstein told CNN host Carol Costello.
“You have to believe that there was some type of coordination between the Washington Post and Breitbart, which is a generally pro-Trump publication, and this conspiracy to impugn Donald Trump and his campaign. Then you have to think they came up with audio to support this.”
Weinstein also took issue with how Pierson pointed to a “record of similar statements” from Fields, including a story from 2011 that said Fields—then working for the Daily Caller—was assaulted by NYPD officers at an Occupy Wall Street protest.
“That is disgusting. That is disgusting,” Weinstein fired back. “You should be ashamed. You should be ashamed. You know her, Katrina. You know my girlfriend, and you know what you’re saying is a lie.”