On Wednesday, a reporter was body slammed by the Republican candidate in the Montana special house election, Greg Gianforte, and was sent to the hospital for the injuries. He came back with an X-ray giving circumstantial evidence to the case of assault against Gianforte and the evidence is enough to charge him with misdemeanor assault. Gianforte is scheduled to appear in court on June 7th.
United Airlines have yet again been sued by another customer, this time for $1million, after an assault occurred in the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston in 2015. After a video of the assault was made public, United Airlines issued an apology to the 71 year old man, who was shoved to the ground by a UA employee and left motionless and unattended despite there being other UA employees around. United Airlines said in the statement that the employee’s behavior was “completely unacceptable” and he is no longer working for the company.
Congressman-elect, Greg Gianforte, will not be serving jail time for his assault against a reporter last month. Instead, Gianforte was sentenced to 40 hours of community service and 20 hours of anger management classes, he will also have to pay $385 in fines and court costs. Gianforte will be under court supervision for 180 days, which will end in late November when his suspended jail sentence ends.
Twelve warrants for arrest have been issued to Turkish security guards by the D.C. police after the brawl which happened in May during Turkish President Erdogan’s visit to the U.S. The peaceful protest which took place in May was disturbed by Erdogan’s security team who violently attacked the protestors. The suspected Turkish Presidential Guards, who are believed to be in Turkey, are now wanted in the U.S.
Rep Greg Gianforte of Montana will plead guilty to assaulting a reporter one day before being elected as the state’s only congressman last month. On Monday, Gianforte will enter his plea in court, he is scheduled to be arraigned and sentenced for the assault. Gianforte attacked a reporter, knocking him to the ground, after being asked to answer some questions.