Domestic abuse, defined as physical or emotional abuse between members of a romantic or familial relationship, is a recurring comedy trope throughout history.
Why this is so is somewhat understandable—after all, physical and verbal abuse between characters is funny, and characters often find themselves in romantic relationships. Lately, however, the Unfortunate Implications of Domestic Abuse have gotten more attention, at least for one side of the equation, male on female Domestic Abuse.
And the majority of the issues he suffers from are very personal and intimate." Holderness, who married Porter in 2003, described him as "verbally, emotionally, and physically abusive." She provided the Daily Mail alarming photos of black eyes she said she sustained at the hands of Porter.
"We were arguing, and he punched me in the face," she said.
Orrin Hatch, for whom Porter formerly worked, said in a statement to the Daily Mail on Tuesday that it was "incredibly discouraging to see such a vile attack on such a decent man." "Shame on any publication that would print this — and shame on the politically motivated, morally bankrupt character assassins that would attempt to sully a man's good name," he said. I've known him for years, both as a close friend and as a personal advisor. The country needs more honest, principled people like Rob Porter, which is why I hope that this cynical campaign to discredit his character ultimately fails." He dramatically changed his tune on Wednesday after Porter resigned.
"I am heartbroken by today's allegations," Hatch said. Domestic violence in any form is abhorrent and unacceptable.
I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to have served in the Trump Administration and will seek to ensure a smooth transition when I leave the White House." It's unclear when he will officially depart the White House.
As staff secretary and assistant to the president for policy coordination, Porter had been at the helm since the administration's first day, tasked with vetting and filtering what reached Trump's desk.
"He left visible marks when he punched me, and I have pictures of that.
I didn't go the police because I was scared, I was in Italy alone, and I didn't know what to do." The Daily Mail described sources as saying Porter's past prevented him from obtaining security clearance for his White House role.
"He lashed out and was really angry, and both under his breath and explicitly to me called me a 'f---ing b----' and 'f---ing ridiculous.' He accused me of not caring about him or not caring about his needs." But Willoughby said she "definitely" wanted to see Porter stay in the White House.
"I want to be very clear when I say this," she said. I would not recommend anyone to date him or marry him.