‘SCREAMING HER HEAD OFF’

Kellyanne Conway: I Was Assaulted in Maryland Restaurant

Kellyanne Conway says that she was assaulted last October when a woman screamed at her and grabbed her while she was out with her teenage daughter in a Maryland restaurant. Describing the alleged incident for the first time to CNN, the White House counselor said the 63-year-old woman approached her while “screaming her head off” and added: “Somebody was grabbing me from behind, grabbing my arms, and was shaking me to the point where I felt maybe somebody was hugging me.” Conway went on: “She was out of control. I don't even know how to explain her to you. She was just, her whole face was terror and anger. She was right here, and my daughter was right there. She ought to pay for that.” The woman, named as Mary Elizabeth Inabinett, was charged in November with second-degree assault and disorderly conduct. Her trial is set for March. Inabinett's lawyer, William Alden McDaniel Jr., said his client would plead not guilty, and added that Inabinett “saw Kellyanne Conway, a public figure, in a public place, and exercised her First Amendment right to express her personal opinions. She did not assault Ms. Conway.”