Singer says Lewandowski assaulted her
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)