- Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign manager is accused of sexual harassment by a donor.
- Corey Lewandowski allegedly “stalked” and repeatedly grabbed a woman at an event in Las Vegas.
- The Trump donor, Trashelle Odom, came forward in an interview with Politico.
Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign manager, “stalked” and inappproriately touched Trump donor Trashelle Odom at an event in Las Vegas over the weekend, according to her account in a Politico report.
Odom told Politico Lewandowski “repeatedly touched me inappropriately, said vile and disgusting things to me, stalked me, and made me feel violated and fearful.”
She also recounted Lewandowski grabbing “her leg and buttocks,” and that he “spoke to her in sexually graphic terms,” according to Politico.
Four people Politico described as first-hand witnesses corroborated Odom’s account, which they said took place at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino’s Benihana restaurant.
“I am coming forward because he needs to be held accountable,” Odom told Politico. “I am blessed to have a loving husband and family behind me. I want other women to know that you can be heard, too, and together we can stop terrible things like this from happening.”
In a text message to Insider, Lewandowski relayed a statement from his attorney, David Chesnoff.
“Accusations and rumors appear to be morphing by the minute and we will not dignify them with a further response,” the statement read.
This is not the first time Lewandowski has been accused of unwanted touching, and he has an entire “physical incidents” subsection on his Wikipedia page.
In 2016, Lewandowski was caught on video violently grabbing then-Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields’ arm, resulting in bruises. A local prosecutor decided not to bring charges, but said there was probable cause to make an arrest.
Lewandowski also reportedly grabbed Trump’s former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly by the collar and pushed him against a wall during an altercation outside of the Oval Office back in February 2018.