A singer who made headlines for sporting a Trump-themed gown to this yr’s Grammy Awards says the president’s former marketing campaign supervisor slapped her butt throughout a vacation get together in November.
Pleasure Villa informed Politico the incident occurred throughout an invite-only gathering at Trump Worldwide Lodge in Washington, DC. A buddy launched her to Corey Lewandowski, who served as Trump’s marketing campaign supervisor till he was fired in June 2016, and the pair took a photograph collectively.
“I’m sporting this silver swimsuit and stretchy pants, and after the photograph, he smacks my ass actually exhausting,” Villa informed Politico. “It was fully demeaning and surprising.”
Villa added that she half-jokingly threatened to report Lewandowski for sexual harassment, to which he allegedly replied “go forward, I work within the personal sector,” then slapped her butt once more.
Lewandowski didn’t reply calls from BuzzFeed Information on Friday night time, nor did he reply to Politico’s request for remark.
Villa stated she initially hesitated to return ahead concerning the incident as a result of she feared “that Corey might badmouth me,” however in the end determined to talk out after seeing quite a few tales about sexual harassment within the media, politics, and different fields.
Lewandowski is not any stranger to controversy. In March 2016, he was charged with battery for manhandling former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields at an occasion in Jupiter, Florida. The costs have been finally dropped.
A number of sources described to BuzzFeed Information a sample of aggressive habits that allegedly included pushing a CNN reporter, bodily confronting an aide from a rival marketing campaign, shouting threats, making sexual feedback about feminine journalists, and calling members of the press corps to make romantic advances.
When requested concerning the allegations final yr, Lewandowski informed BuzzFeed Information “your story is inaccurate.”
Villa has been a recording artist for years, however garnered additional consideration this yr when she wore a gown that displayed Trump’s identify and slogan “Make American Nice Once more.” She has since explored a potential run for Congress, which earned her a congratulatory tweet from the president in October.