Singer says Le­wandowski as­saulted her

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TAMPA – A singer and po­ten­tial con­gres­sional can­di­date says she has filed a sex­ual as­sault com­plaint against Corey Le­wandowski, Don­ald Trump’s for­mer cam­paign man­ager, for hit­ting her twice on her but­tocks at a Wash­ing­ton gath­er­ing in Novem­ber.

Joy Villa, a Trump backer, best known for wear­ing a Make Amer­ica Great Again dress at the Gram­mys this year, said on Tues­day she planned to meet de­tec­tives in Wash­ing­ton next week.

In a phone in­ter­view from Tampa, Florida, Villa said she was ini­tially re­luc­tant to come for­ward be­cause she was wor­ried about any back­lash. But she said she called Wash­ing­ton’s met­ro­pol­i­tan po­lice depart­ment on Christ­mas Eve af­ter a friend who wit­nessed the in­ci­dent spoke about it pub­licly, and other friends urged her to speak.

“I didn’t know him at all,” Villa said of Le­wandowski. “I only knew him by rep­u­ta­tion. He broke my trust.”

She said she saw Le­wandowski at a gath­er­ing at the Trump In­ter­na­tional Ho­tel on the day af­ter Thanks­giv­ing, and said he struck her “ex­tremely hard” even af­ter she told him to stop. She said she felt it was “dis­gust­ing and shock­ing and de­mean­ing”.

Le­wandowski did not re­spond to an email seek­ing com­ment. (Guardian)

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