Details of Stephen Bannon’s violent criminal and anti-semitic past have emerged online. Domestic violence charges against the newly minted chief of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign were exposed by Politico.
According to the police report posted by Politico, Bannon was charged with domestic violence, battery and dissuading a witness after Santa Monica officers responded to a hang-up 911 call found “red marks” on the wrist and neck of Bannon’s wife, whose name was redacted from the documents.
The charges were dropped when Bannon’s wife did not appear in court because he asked her to “skip town.”
“if I wasn’t in town they couldn’t serve me and I wouldn’t have to go to court,” she wrote. The couple, parents of twin infants, divorced the following year.
Politico got hold of a police report from January 1996 that described the unfortunate incident. Stephen Bannon’s then-wife called police after an argument got physical.
According to the police report: “On Jan. 1, 1996, police responded to Bannon’s home following a hangup during a 911 call.”
When the police arrived, Stephen Bannon’s then-wife answered the door and declared:
‘Oh, thank you, you are here. How did you know to come?’
On New Years Day, She’d gotten up to feed twin babies and he “got upset at her for making some noise.”
Around 8:15 a.m. Stephen Bannon got ready to leave the house. The former Mrs. Bannon asked him to leave her the American Express card so she could go grocery shopping, but he told her to write a check.
Bannon’s then-wife followed him out to the car as he prepared to drive away. She confronted him about “playing games with the money,” and he angrily replied it was “his money.” She told him she wanted a divorce and he should “find another place to live.”
Bannon “laughed at her and said he would never move out,” then “he reached up to her, from the driver’s seat of his car, and grabbed her left wrist […] as if he was trying to pull [her] into the car, over the door.’
Stephen Bannon then “grabbed her by her neck neck, and pulled her into the car.” She “started to fight back, striking at his face so he would let go of her.” When she finally broke free, she ran into the house and called 911. But before anyone answered, Stephen Bannon intervened.
‘When she got to the twins, Mr. Bannon jumped over her and the twins to grab the phone from her. Once he got the phone, he threw it across the room.’
In divorce papers obtained by the New York Post, the ex-wife later added:
“I took the phone to call the police and he grabbed the phone away from me throwing it across the room, and breaking it as he [was] screaming that I was a ‘crazy f—ing c–t’!,” she told police.
Bannon was also branded an anti-Semite by his ex-wife, court documents reveal.
In a 2007 court declaration, Mary Louise Piccard testified that Bannon didn’t want their twin daughters attending the Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles “because many Jewish students were enrolled” at the elite institution.
“The biggest problem he had with Archer is the number of Jews that attend,” Piccard said in her statement signed on June 27, 2007.
“He said that he doesn’t like the way they raise their kids and that he didn’t want the girls going to school with Jews,” Piccard said.