Report: Ex-wife accuses Trump aide of abuse, White House defends him
WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) -- The second wife of President Trump's staff secretary Rob Porter tells The Daily Mail that she was abused by the aide.
Jennifer Willoughby told the online publication that she was "walking on eggshells" due to Porter's explosive anger.
"I can't remember what triggered it. He lashed out and was really angry and both under his breath and explicitly to me called me a f****ng b***h and f***ing ridiculous. He accused me of not caring about him or not caring about his needs," Willoughby said.
Willoughby continued saying, "over the course of the years of our marriage, I can think of several times where I was collapsing on the ground in tears and saying, 'just leave me alone, just stop' because the anger and the insults were too much."
Porter's ex-wife filed a protective order against him after he violated a separation agreement and wouldn't leave their apartment back in 2010. He is alleged to have punched the glass on the door.
She also accused Porter of physically assaulting her in that same year.
"He was not done fighting with me. It was a glass shower door, he opened it and dragged me by my shoulders out of the shower to yell," Willoughby said. "Immediately upon seeing my reaction to that, he released me and apologized but it doesn’t take away that he was angry enough that that happened."
Porter's first wife Colbie Holderness also told The Daily Mail, Porter "was verbally, emotionally and physically abusive and that is why I left."
When reached for comment, Trump's chief of staff John Kelly said Porter "is a man of true integrity and honor and I can’t say enough good things about him. He is a friend, a confidante and a trusted professional. I am proud to serve alongside him."
Press Secretary Sarah Sanders also defended Porter, who is reportedly dating White House advisor Hope Hicks, saying that the aide "is someone of the highest integrity and exemplary character."