Michelle Fields Speaks Out About Her Resignation From ‘Breitbart’

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Mar. 15 2016, Updated 7:57 a.m. ET

Michelle Fields, the former Breitbart News reporter who resigned after she was allegedly assaulted by Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump’s campaign manager, is speaking out.

Last night, Fields appeared on The Kelly File with Ben Shapiro, the former editor-at-large at Breitbart News who resigned with her.

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The reporter was asked by host Megyn Kelly why she resigned.

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“Well, I realized that my company didn’t have my back. I can’t stand with a company that won’t stand for me. They knew the truth from the very beginning. My editor, as soon as it happened, had spoken to Corey. He told me that Corey had admitted to it and I was getting an apology, so I stayed quiet. I wasn’t going to make a big deal about it…I never got the apology. Instead they embarked on this smear campaign against me.”

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Michelle Fields added that her editor, Matthew Boyle, told her that because of her injury, Donald Trump’s campaign was going to have to give Breitbart News more exclusives now “because they’re going to feel like they have to do it because of what they did.”

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“This is how my company was looking at this. Instead of saying, wow, what happened, are you okay? Let’s defend you. They were thinking that this was a good thing because we would get more access to Donald Trump.”

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Fields has filed an assault complaint against Lewandowski.

Shapiro Also Resigns

Kelly then turned her attention to Shapiro and asked him why he resigned.

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“I resigned because the fact is that Breitbart has unfortunately become a Trump Pravda site. And the problem for me is that once you as any news organization, any media organization, once your loyalty to a political campaign trumps your loyalty to your own reporters, I’m out.”

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Shapiro added that he was saddened by the fact that Breitbart, which was founded by the late Andrew Breitbart, has become the very type of website that its founder abhorred.

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