Criminal charges were dropped Monday against the Maryland woman accused of grabbing White House counselor Kellyanne Conway at a Mexican restaurant near Washington, D.C.
The Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office will not pursue the charges of second-degree assault and another of disorderly conduct that Mary Elizabeth Inabinett faced, a spokesman confirmed to the New York Daily News.
In February, Conway alleged that she was at Uncle Julio’s in Bethesda months earlier when an “out of control” woman grabbed and shook her while “screaming her head off.”
When police arrived, the restaurant manager told them Inabinett yelled “shame on you.” The manager did not witness any physical contact.
Inabinett agreed to write an apology letter to Conway stemming from the incident, according to The Washington Post.
She has denied the assault claims from the start.
“Ms. 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. The facts at trial will show this to be true, and show Ms. Conway’s account to be false,” William McDaniel, her lawyer, said in a statement to the Daily News back in February.
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