White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter arrives at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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Rob Porter Resigns After Reports of Domestic Abuse From Two Ex-Wives

The White House staff secretary says the allegations are false.

White House staff secretary Rob Porter said that he would resign his position, a day after a report came out where his two ex-wives accused him of physical abuse during their marriages. Porter called the allegations “outrageous” and said they are “simply false,” according to The New York Times. Porter’s ex-wives, Colbie Holderness and Jennifer Willoughby, both went public in The Daily Mail with accounts of what they described as physically and emotionally abusive behavior. According to an emergency protective order she filed against Porter in 2010, Willoughby, his second wife, accused him of violating a separation agreement, and then a day later, entering her home with a key he had not given back. When Willoughby asked him to leave, Porter did, but then allegedly came back and punched in the glass on the door and tried to get into the apartment so Willoughby would take him to get medical attention. Porter’s first wife, Holderness, described their relationship as “verbally, emotionally and physically abusive.” She provided The Intercept with photos, which a reporter said were taken when the couple went to Italy together. In the photos, Holderness has a blackened right eye and swollen cheekbone.

Read the full story at The New York Times