DONALD Trump's former aide Corey Lewandowski has been ousted from a leading super-PAC after being accused of groping and harassing a married GOP donor at a charity event in Las Vegas this past weekend.
Lewandowski is alleged to have repeatedly touched Trashelle Odom, wife of Idaho construction executive John Odom, over the weekend, with Odom alleging Lewandowski made graphic sexual remarks to her while touching her on the leg and buttocks.
Odom, a longtime Trump donor, said Lewandowski "stalked" her during the event and said "vile and disgusting things to me."
In a statement to Politico, Odom said she felt fearful of his alleged actions towards her.
"On the evening of September 26 in Las Vegas, Nevada, I attended a dinner to support a charity and spend time with wonderful friends," Odom said in the statement.
"He repeatedly touched me inappropriately, said vile and disgusting things to me, stalked me, and made me feel violated and fearful."
"I am coming forward because he needs to be held accountable," she added. "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."
Four people who were in attendance and witnessed the event also corroborated Odom's allegations, Politico reported.
Two other people, one of which was at the event and another that was not, told Politico about the conversations they've had with Odom regarding the incident.
"Accusations and rumors appear to be morphing by the minute and we will not dignify them with a further response," said Lewandowski's attorney David Chesnoff.
Lewandowski has not yet responded to a request for comment.
He is well regarded by the former president as one of his closest and most loyal advisers, first working as Trump's presidential campaign manager in 2016 and helping him during his presidency before joining a tight circle of former aides advising Trump.
He led a pro-Trump super PAC until Wednesday night, when he was replaced by Pam Bondi, the former Florida attorney general.
"Pam Bondi, the very talented and honorable frmr AG of FL, has our complete faith and confidence in taking over MAGA Action," wrote Trump spokesperson Taylor Budowich.
"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."
The Vegas event, held by anti-substance abuse charity Victoria’s Voice Foundation at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino’s Benihana restaurant, hosted about 25 major Republican donors, and featured Odom and her husband.
Odom was seated next to Lewandowski during the four-day conference, as was South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, whom Lewandowski serves to as an informal adviser.
Odom's family attorney provided Politico with a statement saying Lewandowski allegedly spoke on the size of his genitalia and his sexual performance, and even showed Odom his hotel key.
Immediately following the incident, Odom told people that Lewandowski spoke sexually using expletives.
Those in attendance also saw Lewandowski becoming physical with Odom.
"Mrs. Odom stated that over the course of the dinner, Mr. Lewandowski tried to hold her hand, and she pushed his hand away," Odom's lawyer wrote in the statement.
"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," the statement continued.
"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," it went on. "Lewandowski tried to touch her approximately 10 times, and Mrs. Odom always rebuffed him."
When Odom left the room, she was followed by Lewandowski saying she had a "nice ass," the statement went on to say, which was corroborated by a witness.
He later "called her stupid," the statement added, while she attempted to leave, adding Lewandowski "threw his drink at Mrs. Odom, and it landed all over her shoe and the bottom of her dress."
At one point, Lewandowski described earlier incidences of violence that took place in his life, causing Odom to grow fearful for her own safety, according to a witness that Odom recounted the events to.
Odom and her husband are fresh to the Trump world, which according to her attorney, is something Lewandowski held over her head. He allegedly said "repeatedly that he is very powerful and can destroy anyone" and that he "is close with President Trump and can get anyone elected or can take anyone out."
"Corey was verbally and physically aggressive and forceful," Odom's statement read. "I was fearful for my physical safety."
"I was also fearful that Corey has the power to destroy and ruin everything my husband and I have been working on in our business, personal and charitable endeavors."
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