Corey Lewandowski, a long-time political adviser to Donald J. Trump, was fired Wednesday from his job of overseeing the super PAC supporting a former leader after a donor accused him of having unwanted sex and sexually abusing him at a dinner in Las Vegas on Sunday. night.
“Corey Lewandowski will be moving on to other projects and we really want to thank him for his work. He will no longer be associated with Trump World,” said Taylor Budowich, Trump’s spokesman. Budowich said Action, they are going to take the lead in this work.
Even if Mr. Leandandowski remains permanently expelled from Mr. Trump’s path it will remain visible. After serving as Trump’s former manager, he was fired in June 2016 after an altercation with Mr. Trump’s children and a series of incidents in which the troubled Trump family had thrown a representative in the accident. But a month later, Mr. Trump again caught Mr. Lewandowski, and soon he was back in the fold.
Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online. The donor, Trashelle Odom, echoed Mr Lewandowski’s comments in a statement first issued by Politico on Wednesday and later published in The New York Times.
“He treated me badly, said bad things and said things that were disgusting to me, hid me, and made me feel broken and scared,” he said in a statement about dinner. “I’m coming forward because he wants to be held accountable.”
Ms. Odom was among the few at a dinner party at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, part of an event hosted by Victoria’s Voice Foundation, aimed at combating drug addiction. Ms Odom sat next to Mr Lewandowski, who, as the statement said, “often bragged about his power” and “said he controls the former president.”
According to the Odom family lawyer, who declined to be identified, Mr. Lewandowski repeatedly grabbed Ms. Odom’s leg and behind her, grew up with a different temper and threw her a drink when she openly expressed her rejection. In her remarks, Ms Odom said she feared for her safety.
Her husband, John Odom, an Idaho businessman, said in a statement that the family was considering an election. Mr. and Ms. Odom will not speak directly to the reporter about the allegations, and have not yet lodged a complaint with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police department.
Mr Lewandowski did not comment on the allegations, and his Las Vegas-based attorney, David Z. Chesnoff, said only that “accusations of rumors appear to be a violation of the minutes and we will not give them any credit.”
A dinner attendant, who declined to be identified for fear of retaliation, told The Times that Ms. Odom’s story was true.
Also at a dinner in Las Vegas was Governor Kristi Noem of South Dakota, whom Mr. Lewandowski had been advising for months. Ms. Noem’s aides have not yet commented on whether Mr. Leandandowski will remain a mentor to them.
Mr Lewandowski has always been at the center of controversy. In March 2016, he was indicted by Michelle Fields, at the time of right-wing journalist Breitbart, for forcing her away from the attorney after a news conference in Florida. Although there is a video of the incident, Mr. Lewandowski denied that any wrongdoing had taken place, and Mr. Trump defended him angrily and scoffed in the news about Ms. Fields’ indictment.
And in November 2017, Trump supporter and singer Joy Villa complained that Mr. Lewandowski had beaten him in the buttocks during a party at the Trump International Hotel in Washington. It is unclear what the complaint was.
Mr Lewandowski was hired by Mr Trump to help set up a super PAC, which could raise a lot of money from the rich. However, a month after Trump left office, his advisers complained privately that Mr Lewandowski’s alliance with the top PAC and Mr. Trump’s political council had helped him and his fellow clients, including Ms. Noem.
With Mr. Trump out of office, many of the advisers now have clients abroad. But Mr. Lewandowski’s actions were widely scrutinized by some of Trump’s aides.