“On the evening of September 26 in Las Vegas, Nevada, I went to an evening party to support and spend time with good friends,” Odom said in a statement to POLITICO. “He touched me many times, said bad and disgusting things to me, deceived me, and made me feel broken and scared,” he said, referring to Lewandowski.
“I’m coming forward because he needs to be consulted,” Odom said. “I have been blessed to have a loving husband and family behind me. “I want other women to know that you are being heard, and together we can stop horrible things like this from happening.”
David Chesnoff, a Las Vegas lawyer representing Lewandowski, did not directly comment on the allegations. “The accusations and rumors seem to be confusing for a minute and we will not honor them with any other response,” he said.
Lewandowski, who did not respond to numerous requests for comment, established himself as one of Trump’s closest and most loyal supporters – a task he held to gain access to the Republican elites who give and take power over the Republican Party leadership. He was the first Trump president in the campaign in 2016, who appointed him during his presidency and is now part of a series of aides to instruct the former president. His current responsibilities include leading a pro-Trump super PAC.
Odom was one of 22 donors from Republicans for Sunday’s meal, held at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Benihana Casino. Odom was sitting next to Lewandowski during the rally, part of a four-day conference hosted by Victoria’s Voice Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to combating drug abuse. South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, whose Lewandowski works as an informal counselor, was also among those who attended the dinner.
According to a statement issued by the Odom family lawyer, Lewandowski is said to have spoken about the seriousness of his sexuality, described his sexual behavior and showed Odom his hotel key. After the incident, Odom told people that Lewandowski repeated talking about sex using obscenities.
They came in again and saw Lewandowski grow physically with Orom.
“Mai. Odom said that during dinner, Mr. Lewandowski tried to hold her hand, and she pushed her hand away. He grabbed her leg, and she carried it away. He took his napkin off his lap and tried to touch his leg again, he then pulled his dress over his leg, moved his hand and covered his skin, ”the Orom’s lawyer wrote in the statement.
“She grabbed him by the back and tried to run away,” the statement continued. “She described the area where she was suffering from exercise, on the side of her waist, but she showed up by touching her there – on the top of her back. Lewandowski tried to touch her ten times, and Mrs. Odom always denied her.”
Odom left the room but was quickly followed by Lewandowski, who said he had a “nice ass,” as word came from his lawyer and one of the attendees heard the statement. Lewandowski also “threw his drink at Mrs. Odom, and it landed on her shoe and under her coat,” and “called her a fool,” his lawyer said.
One of the attendees who spoke to POLITICO said Odom spoke in detail about the events that took place, describing his growing fear for his safety as described by Lewandowski and the violent events that took place earlier in his life.
Odom and her husband are new to the Republican donor scene, and she told attendees that she felt intimidated by Lewandowski’s assertion that she has control over the former president’s rotation and can see what happens to those around Trump.
Lewandowski said no candidate would receive a presidential pardon without Lewandowski’s approval, Odom told those present.
In a statement from Ordom’s lawyer, Lewandowski reportedly said he “reiterated that he is very powerful and can destroy anyone,” and that “he is close to President Trump and can make anyone elected or can take anyone out.”
“Corey spoke aggressively and forcefully,” Odom said in a statement. “I was afraid of physical safety.” She continued: “I was also afraid that Corey had the power to destroy and destroy everything my husband and I were doing in the business, our performance and help.”
Two of the people present at the dinner described Odom as seemingly unsteady, and three in attendance said Lewandowski appeared to be drunk. Photographs of dinner repeated by POLITICO show Odom looking for selfies with attendees. Several photos showed Lewandowski above his right shoulder, with his tongue protruding from his mouth.
Odom then left the restaurant for dinner after a hotel meal at the Verona Sky Villa hotel, where witnesses described a tense situation. An Oromite ally recalled seeing her crying for help. By this time, he was joined by his sister and father-in-law, who accompanied him to Las Vegas.
They came in and said Odom went back to the other side of the bar with his sister and father-in-law when Lewandowski came to the house. Lewandowski followed him, at which point some intruders tried to keep Odom away from him, taking him to a bar, according to the three people present. According to Odom’s lawyer, “Corey then walked closer to them” and continued “trying to apprehend Mrs. Odom.”
The inmates said Odom and Lewandowski had left the party alone. Odom told one person and later reported to a family lawyer that he was afraid of staying in the hotel that evening, as his house was close to Lewandowski’s. He also told those people that he hurried away the next day to make sure he did not cross the road with him.
This is not the first time Lewandowski has been charged with felony criminal mischief. In late 2017, singer Joy Villa lodged a complaint with the police claiming that a former Trump manager had beaten up his girlfriend during a holiday party at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC.
Lewandowski was also charged with battery in 2016 after holding the hand of a journalist, Michelle Fields, at the Trump event. Charges were later dropped, but Lewandowski said the incident had never happened before a video came out confirming it had happened.
Forty-eight-year-old Lewandowski has been one of Trump’s top officials. He was fired from his post as campaign leader before President Trump was named at the Republican National Convention in 2016, but remained a key figure in Trump’s internal circle, serving as an informal adviser and one of the ruling elites.
Trump’s spokesman did not respond to a request for comment, although the sound of the event shook the inner circle of the former president, a number of people familiar with the conversation said.
After Mr. Trump lost the 2020 election, he personally beat Lewandowski to help the pro-Trump super PAC leader, Make America Great Again Action.
The perch gave Lewandowski access to some of the most Republican Party donors – a list that includes Trashelle Odom and her husband. The pair have donated $ 100,000 to a large part of the PAC, according to two people familiar with the matter.
But those close to Orss say the pair will ask for their money back unless Lawandowski’s relationship with Super PAC is severed.
“I love my wife, and I want to be responsible for that,” said John Odom, Trashelle’s husband. “We are reviewing our legal options at this time to be sure [Lewandowski] it cannot harm another person. ”
Meridith McGraw contributed to this report.