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Trump Campaign CEO Stephen Bannon Once Faced Domestic Violence Charge


Less than two weeks after he was appointed the head of Donald Trump’s campaign, Stephen Bannon’s past is coming back to haunt him.

Bannon, the former head of Breitbart News, was once accused of domestic violence by his ex-wife in divorce papers.

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Mary Louise Piccard claimed Bannon grabbed her 'by the throat and arm’ and screamed at her during a fight on New Year’s Day 1996.

Bannon was charged with domestic violence.

According to The New York Times, the case was dropped when she failed to show up in court. Piccard claimed that was because Bannon's lawyer "threatened me" and warned her if he went to jail she "would have no money and no way to support their children."

Bannon's divorce lawyer denied he pressured her against testifying. He told The Times: "It's possible that Steve Bannon said that to her but I did not."

Piccard’s domestic abuse claims go on to say that Bannon threatened to "take the girls and leave” referring to the couple's twin daughters.

The divorce documents also contain shocking allegations that Bannon would only marry Piccard, who was pregnant at the time, if the twins she was carrying were “normal.”

Piccard claims in the divorce papers: “Bannon made it clear that he would not marry me just because I was pregnant. I was scheduled for an amniocentesis and was told by the respondent that if the babies were normal we would get married.”

The couple wed on April 15, 1995, 3 days before the birth of the twins.

Despite the claims in the divorce papers, a spokesperson for Bannon said he “has a great relationship with his ex-wife."

The news comes as Bannon faces questioning for voter fraud. The 62-year-old CEO of Trump's campaign is registered to vote in Florida, a key swing state for the Republican presidential nominee. However, he does not live in the address on file with the board of elections — a violation of election law, according to reports.

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The Miami-Dade County home where Bannon is registered to vote is reportedly vacant.

The home in question was a rental that Bannon rented for his ex-wife, Diane Clohesy, but he does not live there himself, reports said.

The home’s owner, Luis Guevara, told The Guardian he plans to knock the house down.

“I have emptied the property,” Guevara said. “Nobody lives there… we are going to make a construction there.”

Neighbors tell The Guardian that the home has been abandoned for months.

InsideEdition.com has reached out to the Trump campaign about Bannon's domestic violence charge and voter fraud allegation. We have not heard a response.

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