He was verbally abusive and emotionally abusive all during that time, which I understand now, and we were fighting a lot Colby told Daily Mail.com: 'I remember crying all through my wedding day, not sure if I wanted to go through with it.But we were already over in England, everybody had flown over there and it was a very high-pressure situation for a 23-year-old and so I went through with it'Says Colbie: 'We were arguing and he punched me in the face.He left visible marks when he punched me and I have pictures of that.I didn't go the police because I was scared, I was in Italy alone and I didn't know what to do.''Our relationship went on for three years until I graduated from college and then we got married two weeks later.'The wedding was in June 2003 at New College Chapel in Oxford, England where Porter was attending as a Rhodes scholar.'Rob Porter is a man of true integrity and honor and I can't say enough good things about him.He is a friend, a confidante and a trusted professional. But, rather than being a man of integrity, first wife Colbie says Porter is 'a bit of a monster' and has displayed a pattern of abuse with women.'I was his first wife and it wasn't until there was a second wife and then a long-time girlfriend reaching out to me, who was experiencing some weird things.
Rob Porter has been effective in his role as Staff Secretary.I have always put duty to country first and treated others with respect.I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to have served in the Trump Administration and will seek to ensure a smooth transition when I leave the White House.' Holderness, 37, who is a senior analyst for the U. government, spoke on the record to Daily about her five-year marriage following the on-the-record allegations by Rob Porter's second wife, Jennifer Willoughby On Wednesday White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders refused to comment on his security clearance, however, and dodged a question about why President Trump would accept his resignation even though the White House had emphasized the trust and faith the administration had in Porter.'As has always been our policy when it comes to security clearances, we don't comment on them.She said he broke down her confidence so badly with his verbal and emotional abuse that she took an extended leave of absence from grad school.Holderness's revelations follow Daily Mail.com's exclusive interview on Tuesday evening with Porter's second wife, Jennifer Willoughby.When reached for comment about second wife Jennifer Willoughby's story, before he had resigned, Porter told Daily Mail.com: 'I will not comment about these matters, beyond stating that many of these allegations are slanderous and simply false.'White House Chief of Staff John Kelly issued an official statement late Wednesday saying: 'I was shocked by the new allegations released today against Rob Porter.There is no place for domestic violence in our society.Rob Porter has resigned from his role as White House staff secretary after his first ex-wife told Daily that he choked and punched her during their marriage.Colbie Holderness, 37, who is a senior analyst for the U. government, spoke on the record to Daily about her five-year marriage to Porter, detailing physical and mental abuse.She told how Porter, 40, once dragged her wet and naked out of the shower and was verbally abusive, calling her a f***ing b***h' on their honeymoon.The White House initially gave Porter its full support.