- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 5, 2016

D.C. police are investigating a series of death threats against former Breitbart News reporter Michelle Fields, after a man threatened to slit her throat if she refused to drop charges against Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.

Mr. Lewandowski was charged with simple battery last week after Ms. Fields accused him of forcefully grabbing her at a Florida news conference. Mr. Trump and his campaign have repeatedly called Ms. Fields a liar, and Ms. Fields and five of her colleagues resigned from Breitbart News after the pro-Trump outlet declined to come to her defense.

Ms. Fields said the backlash against her has been significant, and a barrage of death threats she’s reportedly received after Fox News and BuzzFeed accidentally published her home address as part of Mr. Lewandowski’s arrest report have forced her to temporarily vacate her D.C.-area apartment.

Ms. Fields has filed another police report after a man called and gave her 36 hours to drop the charge against Mr. Lewandowski or be killed, according to an audio clip obtained by The Blaze.

“If I find you, Michelle, I’m going to kill you,” the individual said in the clip.

“OK?” Ms. Fields replied.

“I know where you live,” the man said. “You’ve got 36 hours to drop the charges. I’m dead serious.”

“Or what?” Ms. Fields asked. “What are you going to do?”

“I’m going to slit your throat,” the man replied.

“OK, you have serious issues,” Ms. Fields said.

“Anything else? Or are you just going to keep calling me and saying this?” Ms. Fields said before the man hung up the phone.

A similar phone call was made to Ms. Fields‘ brother, The Blaze reported. She’s also received multiple threats on social media.

“I’m going to stab this knife in your heart, just wait,” someone wrote on Instagram, The Blaze reported. “I know where you live.”

“You are dead, bitch,” another threat reportedly read. “I have someone watching your every move. See you at the morgue.”

An incident report obtained by The Blaze confirmed that Ms. Fields had contacted D.C. police over the threats.

A police spokesperson said an investigation is ongoing.


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