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Another Trump staffer has resigned following domestic abuse allegations

A second White House staffer on Friday followed Rob Porter in resigning his position over domestic abuse allegations. Former speechwriter David Sorensen left his role after his ex-wife, Jessica Corbett, told The Washington Post he "ran a car over her foot, put out a cigarette on her hand, threw her into a wall, and grasped her menacingly by her hair while they were alone on their boat in remote waters off Maine's coast, an incident she said left her fearing for her life."

Corbett said she shared these accusations with the FBI months ago when Sorensen was subject to a background check. The FBI declined to comment to the Post.

Sorensen has denied all allegations. "I have never committed violence of any kind against any woman in my entire life," he said in a statement to CNN. "In fact, I was the victim of repeated physical violence during our marriage, not her." Corbett said the most she did was slap Sorensen repeatedly "after he called her a vulgar term."