Trump donor claims Corey Lewandowski ‘stalked’, kissed and repeatedly touched her and showed her his hotel room key during an event at a Las Vegas Benihana
- Trashelle Odom said in a statement that Lewandowski ‘said vile and disgusting things to me, stalked me, and made me feel violated and fearful’
- She was seated next to the former Trump campaign manager at a dinner Sunday
- Statement claims he repeatedly remarked on size of his genitals and showed her room key
- ‘Accusations and rumors appear to be morphing by the minute and we will not dignify them with a further response,’ said Lewandowski’s lawyer
- Lewandowski helmed Trump’s 2016 campaign before getting fired, only to reenter Trump’s orbit
- He was charged with assault for allegedly grabbing a Breitbart reporter during 2016 campaign but charges were dropped
A Donald Trump donor claims former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski ‘stalked,’ touched, and made repeated unwanted sexual advances toward her at a charity event held at a Las Vegas Benihana over the weekend.
Trashelle Odom, the wife of construction company executive John Odom, claims in a statement that Lewandowski touched her repeatedly while seated next to hear at the event, followed her around, touched her leg and buttocks, and ‘stalked’ her during the event.
According to her statement, Lewandowski repeatedly remarked about the size of his genitals, Politico reported. He also ‘described his sexual performance and showed Odom his hotel room key.’
She said Lewandowski, whose lawyer blasted the claims as ‘rumors,’ used expletives while speaking about sex as he repeatedly approached her.
Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is being accused of making repeated unwanted advances at a Trump donor at a charity event in Las Vegas over the weekend. His lawyers responded that ‘accusations and rumors appear to be morphing by the minute’
The alleged conduct took place during an event at the Westgate Las Vegas hotel for the Victoria’s Voice Foundation, which focuses on substance abuse. The publication quotes two people who were there who said Odom appeared uncomfortable, and that Lewandowski appeared to be intoxicated.
One person said they saw Odom in tears at an after-party.
‘On the evening of September 26 in Las Vegas, Nevada, I attended a dinner to support a charity and spend time with wonderful friends,’ she said. ‘He repeatedly touched me inappropriately, said vile and disgusting things to me, stalked me, and made me feel violated and fearful,’ she said, referring to Lewandowski.
‘Mrs. Odom stated that over the course of the dinner, Mr. Lewandowski tried to hold her hand, and she pushed his hand away. He touched her leg, and she moved it away. He grabbed her napkin off her lap and tried to touch her leg again, and she pulled her dress over her leg, to move his hand away and cover her skin,’ Odom’s lawyer wrote.
In this file photo taken on November 05, 2020, Trump campaign adviser Corey Lewandowski, with former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi (L), speaks outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the state continues to count votes from the November 3 election
Lewandowski served as campaign manager during the key early stages of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign
Lewandowski’s lawyers released a statement about ‘accusations and rumors’
The statement claims Lewandowski showed Odom his hotel room key’
The account describes the alleged unwanted advances beginning at a dinner, where the two were seated next to one another.
‘I am coming forward because he needs to be held accountable,’ Odom said. ‘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.’
Lewandowski lawyers David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld responded to the allegations with a single-line statement to DailyMail.com. It said: ‘Accusations and rumors appear to be morphing by the minute and we will not dignify them with a further response.’
Lewandowski is married to Allison Lewandowski and has four children.
He was charged with assault for allegedly grabbing a Breitbart reporter during 2016 campaign, but charges were dropped.
According to the Odom statement, ‘He touched her back and she tried to get away. He described an area where he was sore from a workout, on the side of his butt, but he demonstrated this by touching her there—on the upper side of her rear end. Lewandowski tried to touch her approximately 10 times, and Mrs. Odom always rebuffed him.’