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Trump-backed Republican candidate Max Miller 'assaulted girlfriend Stephanie Grisham', sources claim

Republican candidate Max Miller who is being backed by Donald Trump in Ohio's 16th Congressional district slapped his then-girlfriend Stephanie Grisham - Melania's ex spokesperson - after she accused him of cheating on her, sources cited by Politico claim.

Miller, 34, was dating Grisham, 45, last April when, according to the sources, she confronted him in his Washington DC condo, accusing him of cheating on her. 

Three unnamed sources cited by Politico claim he pushed her against a wall and slapped her. He has strenuously denied it, Grisham will not comment and the incident is not thought to have been reported to the police. 

But according to Politico, it is one of a series of incidents that raise questions about Miller's past. 

Others, the sources say, include him 'upsetting her' then 'going very, very cold'. 

Miller's attorney denied all of the allegations in a nine-page letter. 

Miller, 34, was dating Grisham, 45, last April when, according to the sources, she confronted him in his Washington DC condo, accusing him of cheating on her. They are shown in September 2019 attending a state dinner for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison

'Mr. Miller has never, ever, assaulted Ms. Grisham in any way whatsoever,' attorney, Larry Zukerman said.

Grisham, who served as Melania Trump's spokesperson and also briefly as White House Press Secretary, did not respond to DailyMail.com's inquiries.   

The Politico report says that Grisham had all but moved in with Miller last year despite owning her own condo. 

She is said to have confronted him in his apartment and he allegedly slapped her. 

'Miller pushed her. He slapped her. She fled. The temperatures that evening dipped into the 40s, and Grisham left with no coat, only her purse,' the report reads. 

He denied it but the unnamed sources insisted it was true.

'It happened. It was violent and it was hard for her,' one of the sources - described as being someone 'very close' to Grisham but not in the White House - said. 

Another added: 'We just talked and cried. This was not a moment of gossip. This was not a moment of slander. This was a moment of pain and fear.' 

Miller, 34, is being endorsed by Trump for Ohio's 16th Congressional district. He denies the allegations 

Grisham served as First Lady Melania Trump's communications director before being briefly named White House Press Secretary. She was then replaced by Kayleigh McEnany

That person did work with her at the White House. 

Miller's attorneys produced emails which are from the days surrounding the alleged incident, but none mention it. 

Instead, in the emails Grisham talks about how he 'betrayed' her.

He said in one: 'I love you. I seriously don’t know what I did here? I did not cheat on you. I have no idea what is going on and that is the absolute truth.' 

She said in another: 'I love you—more than anything—but I am beyond devastated by who you’ve become and how you’ve treated me.'  

Miller is challenging incumbent Ohio Rep Anthony Gonzalez and has been brought on stage at rallies by Trump.  

In part of his attorney's denial to Politico, he said: 'None of these alleged "three people" could possibly have any first-hand knowledge of this false incident because it never happened.' 

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