David Sorensen, a member of President Donald Trump's speech writing team, has resigned following allegations of domestic violence.
The Washington Post first reported Sorensen's resignation Friday evening, and reported that his ex-wife alleged that "he ran a car over her foot, put out a cigarette on her hand, threw her into a wall and grasped her menacingly by her hair while they were alone on their boat in remote waters off Maine's coast, an incident she said left her fearing for her life."
Sorenson pushed back against claims of domestic violence. He claims that he was the real victim of his wife's physical abuse.
"I have never committed violence of any kind against any woman in my entire life," Sorensen wrote in the statement. In fact, I was the victim of repeated physical violence during our marriage, not her," he said, adding that he had consulted with an attorney and was "considering legal options to address her defamation."