The Trump campaign is in trouble. But this time it isn’t because of something the Republican presidential nominee said or did. Instead, the CEO of Donald Trump’s campaign is the one in the hot seat over allegations that he attacked his ex-wife. Get the full scoop here.
Stephen Bannon, the new CEO of Donald Trump’s campaign has been accused of attacking and threatening his ex-wife, Mary Louise Piccard, during their marriage, according to court documents obtained by The New York Post. On New Year’s Day 1996, Stephen allegedly grabbed her “by the throat and arm,” and threatened “to take the girls and leave,” referring to the couple’s twin daughters, according to Mary’s declaration filed in their divorce case in the mid-90s. How terrifying! “Steve has a great relationship with his ex-wife and his twins,” the representative for the former head of Breitbart News told The Post. Stephen’s ex-wife gave no comment. Ouch.
“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**king c**t!” Mary states in the document. Police responded to the incident, writing up a report and taking pictures of the victim’s injuries. Stephen’s lawyer allegedly “threatened” Mary, telling her she “would have no money [and] no way to support the children” if their case went to trial.
Stephen then reportedly told his wife to leave town. “[He said] that if I wasn’t in town they couldn’t serve me and I wouldn’t have to go to court. He also told me that if I went to court he and his attorney would make sure that I would be the one who was guilty. I was told that I could go anywhere in the world.” So, Mary left for two weeks before her husband’s attorney said she could return, but because she was not present at the trial the case was dismissed! We cannot believe the injustice.
Earlier in their relationship, Stephen told a pregnant Mary, who was still his girlfriend at the time, that he would only agree to marriage if their children ended up being “normal.” Um, excuse me? Though, Stephen did end up marrying her three days before the babies were born, after an amniocentesis proved the girls were “normal,” we are shocked and appalled by his insensitivity. Stephen also had Mary sign a prenup.
On top of his violent tendencies toward her, Mary said her ex-husband would use corporal punishment on their daughters, and once allegedly spanked one of his toddlers to try to get her to stop hitting her head on a crib. When Mary tried to stop him, he called her “f**king crazy” and claimed if she hadn’t stopped him “she wouldn’t be banging her head anymore.” How horrible. We cannot imagine what this is going to do to Donald’s campaign.
HollywoodLifers, how do you think the allegations against Stephen will affect Donald’s campaign?