White House Staffer Who Quit After Abuse Allegations Says He’s The Victim
It has been yet another hectic week at the White House. This week two staffers were forced to resign following allegations of domestic abuse.
David Sorensen, who was the second staffer to leave his post at the White House following the allegations, denied the claims and asserted that he was the victim.
“I want to be as unequivocal as possible: I have never committed violence of any kind against any woman in my entire life,” Sorensen said in a lengthy statement.
“My accuser can produce no authentic evidence, no legal record, and no witness to support her baseless and malicious claims of domestic violence on my part,” he said.
Sorensen resigned on Friday after The Washington Post reported on abuse claims from his ex-wife, Jessica Corbett.
According to The Post, Corbett spoke to the newspaper last week, prior to news of allegations against former White House staff secretary Rob Porter.
Corbett claimed that Sorensen had run a car over her foot, threw her against a wall and grabbed her hair while they were on a boat off the coast of Maine.
Sorensen claimed that those accusations were false and that he was the victim of “repeated physical violence during our marriage, not her.”
“The brazen and shameless way in which she has accused me of the very thing of which she is guilty and of which I am a victim has unfortunately come as no surprise to me, my family, friends, colleagues, and other mutual friends and acquaintances,” he said.
“I would like to thank everyone who knows both me and my accuser well for their virtually unanimous confidence in my innocence.”
Trump defended both of his staffers in a tweet Saturday morning and questioned the lack of “due process.”
“Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation. Some are true and some are false. Some are old and some are new. There is no recovery for someone falsely accused – life and career are gone. Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?” he tweeted.
Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation. Some are true and some are false. Some are old and some are new. There is no recovery for someone falsely accused – life and career are gone. Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2018