Long-time Trump Campaign advisor Corey Lewandowski is “no longer associated with Trump World,” according to a spokesperson. This follows accusations of sexual harassment and assault, which Lewandowski has denied.
“Trump World” is no stranger to accusations of sexual misconduct. Donald Trump himself has been accused of sexual harassment or assault by more than a dozen women. ABC has the list, which includes allegations of unwanted and forcible groping, kissing, and walking in on women in a state of undress. Though Trump consistently denies the allegations, many victims’ stories sound like the very things he’s boasted about openly.
Now there are similar allegations against Corey Lewandowski. The victim says that he “stalked” her all evening at an event, touched her legs and buttocks without invitation or consent, and spoke to her in inappropriately sexual terms, including describing his genitals to her, according to Politico.
In this case, the victim is Trashelle Odom, the wife of a construction executive in Idaho — and a major donor to Republican candidates, including Trump. She says he intimidated her with assertions that falling out of his favor equaled falling out of favor with the former president, and that he had the power to determine people’s political fates. She also has a roomful of witnesses who saw Lewandowski get increasingly physical with her.
Taylor Budowich, a spokesperson for Donald Trump, released a statement on Twitter, thanking Lewandowski for his “service” to the campaign, and distancing Trump from him.
Pam Bondi, the very talented and honorable frmr AG of FL, has our complete faith and confidence in taking over MAGA Action. Corey Lewandowski will be going on to other endeavors and we very much want to thank him for his service. He will no longer be associated with Trump World.
— Taylor Budowich (@TayFromCA) September 30, 2021
In his place will be Pam Bondi, who has served as an advisor to Trump as well as defending him in his first impeachment trial.
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