Corey Lewandowski is leaving his role as the head of a pro-Trump super PAC, just hours after allegations emerged he made unwanted sexual advances toward a GOP donor.
Lewandowski, one of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign managers, will be replaced by former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi in leading MAGA Action, a Trump spokesman said Wednesday evening.
“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,” said Taylor Budowich, the Trump spokesman.
Lewandowski was named in a Politico report on Wednesday containing allegations by a female Trump donor, Trashelle Odom, that he made unwanted sexual advances at a Las Vegas charity event on Sept. 26. Odom said he “stalked” her that evening, and her attorney said Lewandowski repeatedly touched Odom, including on her leg and buttocks. He also spoke to her in sexually explicit terms, including the size of his genitalia and his sexual performance while showing off his hotel room key.
“Accusations and rumors appear to be morphing by the minute and we will not dignify them with a further response,” David Chesnoff, a Las Vegas attorney representing Lewandowski, told the Washington Examiner in a statement.
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
Although she did not address the report directly, Noem denied what she described as “total garbage” and untrue rumors. “These rumors are total garbage and a disgusting lie. These old, tired attacks on conservative women are based on a falsehood that we can’t achieve anything without a man’s help,” Noem said in a tweet .
In the second part of Noem’s tweet, she referenced her husband, Bryon Noem.
“I love Bryon. I’m proud of the God-fearing family we’ve raised together. Now I’m getting back to work,” the GOP governor said.
Lewandowski has faced accusations of sexual misconduct in the past.
During the 2016 campaign, Lewandowski was charged with misdemeanor battery after then-Breitbart reporter, Michelle Fields , filed a report to local Florida authorities alleging he grabbed her at a Trump event. Lewandowski was arrested, but the charge was eventually dropped in April 2016 after investigators said there was not enough evidence to convict him.
Trump fired his then-campaign manager in June of that year. However, it was not long before Lewandowski made his way back into Trump’s orbit.
Joy Villa, a singer-songwriter and outspoken Trump supporter, also filed a sexual assault complaint against Lewandowski in December 2017, accusing him of slapping her buttocks
Author: Kaelan Deese
Source: Washington Examiner: Corey Lewandowski cut from ‘Trumpworld’ after GOP donor accuses him of unwanted sexual advances