For the first time, Senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway is recounting an alleged assault when a woman became “out of control” at a Maryland restaurant.
Appearing on CNN, Conway explained how she was at a restaurant with her daughter and daughter’s friends in fall of 2018, shortly after the controversial hearings of then-nominee Brett Kavanaugh, when she said an “unhinged” woman assaulted her.
“Somebody was grabbing me from behind, grabbing my arms, and was shaking me to the point where I felt maybe somebody was hugging me, one of the other parents coming to pick up his or her daughter,” she told CNN. “As I turned around it just felt weird, it felt like that’s a little aggressive.”
“She was out of control. I don’t even know how to explain her to you. She was just, her whole face was terror and anger. She was right here, and my daughter was right there. She ought to pay for that because she has no right to touch anybody.”
“She put her hands on me was shaking me and doing it from the front with my daughter right there who then videotaped her,” Conway added.
The senior advisor said she called 9-1-1 after the incident, and a trial for the woman is scheduled for March.
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The woman who allegedly assaulted Conway is being charged with second-degree assault.
CNN’s Dana Bash read from a statement from the alleged assailant’s lawyer denying the assault:
“Ms. Inabinett saw Kellyanne Conway, a public figure, in a public place, and exercised her First Amendment right to express her personal opinions. She did not assault Ms. Conway. The facts at trial will show this to be true, and show Ms. Conway’s account to be false.”
Conway said during the interview she wants the story of the attack to “become a teachable moment for everyone.”
This isn’t the first time a public figure in the White House had an incident at a restaurant, as White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was previously asked to leave a restaurant due to the fact that she works for President Donald Trump.