President Donald Trump fired former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on Monday for allegedly breaking the law.
Lewandowski was fired Monday from his role as the campaign’s communications director, just hours after Trump announced his decision to end the campaign.
The move came after Lewandowski, who was accused of sexual misconduct by a former intern in August, pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges of violating campaign finance laws.
A source familiar with the situation said Lewandowski was escorted from the campaign office after the termination was announced.
The source, who asked not to be identified, told The Associated Press that Lewandowski is expected to appear in court in Philadelphia later on Monday.
Lewandowskis lawyer, Brian Epps, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Lewandowski’s dismissal follows a week of protests against Trump, which drew national attention to the former campaign chief’s behavior.
In August, a woman claimed that Lewandowski groped her in his office and that he tried to kiss her.
Lewandowksi has denied the claims.
The former campaign adviser’s exit comes as the president seeks to clean up his image as a champion of minorities, women and immigrants.
He is expected at a rally later Monday in Philadelphia.
Trump’s move to remove Lewandowski follows a monthlong internal probe into Lewandowski and a separate internal investigation into the campaign by former Trump campaign chief of staff Katie Walsh.
Trump fired Walsh in March after the president told a crowd in Arizona that Walsh should have left his office to help the victims of the Arizona shooting.
Lewsands resignation followed months of internal discussions that saw the former chief of staffers questioned about the campaign and other campaign officials.