Ex-LePage, Trump aide disputes domestic violence claims by ex-wife
PORTLAND (WGME) – The White House is dealing with scandal, following the departure of two presidential aides.
Rob Porter, and David Sorenson, who previously worked for Governor LePage, both left the Trump administration over allegations they abused their wives.
Now, Sorenson's ex-wife claims she left Maine for her safety.
Sorenson's ex-wife, Jessica Corbett, is accusing Sorensen of physical and emotional abuse during their marriage, but he says he was the one being abused.
Sorensen was a former adviser to Governor LePage, and resigned as the White House speechwriter on Friday amid the allegations of abuse.
Sorensen's ex-wife said she didn't feel safe after the news came out and left Portland for the time-being.
She wrote about the ordeal on twitter Monday afternoon:
"This was my life for years and talking about it came with a price. My closest friends feared for my safety. Of course I was hiding, I didn't ask to be dealt this hand. My personal hell is what America is gossiping about. I stand by everything I said to the Washington Post."
Sorenson has denied the allegations and says he was actually the victim of abuse.
He provided CBS 13 with pictures, which he says show the abuse.
He alleges Corbett punched him on multiple occasions.
In another incident, he says she grabbed the steering wheel as he drove on a highway and punched him in the face during an argument.
The couple finalized their divorce last year.