TAMPA – Allegations of sexual assault have again struck the Trump camp, this time aimed at Corey Lewandowski, former campaign manager for President Donald Trump.
Singer and Trump supporter Joy Villa, has filed a complaint against Lewandowski for smacking her rear end twice at Trump International Hotel in Washington in November.
“I didn’t know him at all,” Villa explained. “I only knew him by reputation. He broke my trust.”
The 26-year-old singer—who has political aspirations of her own and is considering a congressional run in Florida—initially let the matter lie to avoid potential backlash or embarrassment, but decided to come forward on Christmas eve at the urging of a friend and witness to the assault.
Villa called the Washington police and plans to meet with them next week regarding the complaint.
The accusation carries special weight given the stridency of Villa’s support for the Donald; she even bore his name and his “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan on her dress to the 2017 Grammy Awards.
Of course, an attack on Lewandowski is not necessarily akin to an attack on the president. Trump himself fired Lewandowski from the campaign in June of 2016.
This isn’t Lewandowski’s first legal trouble for getting handsy. During the campaign, he was charged with battery for manhandling Breitbart News report Michelle Fields at a press conference in Jupiter. Palm Beach County attorneys elected not to prosecute.
Of the sexual assault incident, Villa said that Lewandowski hit her “extremely hard,” despite her telling him to stop, and that she found it “disgusting and shocking and demeaning.”
“I realized if he’s not going to respond or apologize to me, I think it’s the right thing to do,” she said of her decision to come forward at this time.
While Lewandowski did not comment on the allegations, he’s been far from silent about his time working with the president, having written the book “Let Trump be Trump!” about his experiences on the campaign trail with the Donald, whom he painted as—among other things—a foul-mouthed lover of fast food.
Given Trump’s own well-documented boasts about sexual assault, it’s surprising that the two men no longer see eye-to-eye