Singer Joy Villa has filed a sexual assault report with the D.C. Metropolitan Police against former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, according to POLITICO.
Villa made headlines when she wore a dress emblazoned with the Trump campaign slogan “Make America Great Again” while attending the Grammy Awards this past February. Speaking to POLITICO last week, she said Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski smacked her behind more than once during a party at Trump International Hotel while the two posed for a photo together.
“I’m wearing this silver suit and stretchy pants, and after the photo, he smacks my ass really hard,” Villa said. “It was completely demeaning and shocking.”
When Villa warned Lewandowski to stop, he did it again.
“He said, ‘Go ahead, I work in the private sector,’” Villa recalled, according to POLITICO. “Then he smacks my ass again.”
Villa said she provided the names of two eyewitnesses to the police department when she filed her report the day before Christmas, after POLITICO published details of her account.
She said that she told a detective she wanted to file a sexual harassment claim – but was informed that the incident she was describing was considered a misdemeanor and that it belonged with the sex assault unit.
“The detective I talked to said that sexual harassment is what happens in the workforce,” Villa said in an interview on Tuesday. “The detective told me, ‘what you describe happened to you is sexual assault.’”
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