- Singer and Trump supporter Joy Villa is accusing former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski of slapping her on the butt at a holiday party in November.
- Villa alleges Lewandowski slapped her a second time after she protested the unwanted gesture and threatened to report him.
- Lewandowski left the Trump campaign in June 2016, but has remained close to the president’s inner circle.
Singer-songwriter Joy Villa has accused Corey Lewandowski, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, of sexual misconduct. Villa said Lewandowski slapped her on the butt during a holiday party at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC last month.
Villa’s allegations, outlined in a Politico report published Friday night, said that Lewandowski slapped Villa on the butt a second time after she protested the unwanted gesture and threatened to report him. “Go ahead, I work in the private sector,” Lewandowski replied according to Villa. “It was completely demeaning and shocking,” she said.
Villa may be best-known for wearing a gown emblazoned with the Trump campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again” at the Grammy Awards in February.
Lewandowski made headlines in March 2016 when he was charged with misdemeanour battery related to an incident in which he was accused of manhandling former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields.
Since leaving the Trump campaign in June that year, Lewandowski has remained close to the president’s inner circle. Lewandowski this week participated in an Oval Office meeting with Trump and his aides during which Lewandowski reportedly complained that his calls to the White House were not being returned.
NOW WATCH: Briefing videos
Business Insider Emails & Alerts
Site highlights each day to your inbox.