Corey Lewandowski breaks deal on charge stemming from alleged unwanted sexual advances

Under the agreement, Lewandowski did not have to admit guilt, and once the conditions are met, the charges will be dismissed.

“A misdemeanor case has been filed, but we are pleased to say that the case has been resolved. The resolution did not require any confession from Mr. Lewandowski. the case will ultimately be dismissed,” Lewandowski’s attorneys, David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld, said in a statement.

A lawyer for Odom did not respond to a request for comment.

Lewandowski served as Trump’s first campaign manager and remained a key informal adviser during Trump’s time in the White House, and he remained in Trump’s inner circle of political advisers following the former’s re-election loss. President. But Lewandowski was quickly fired from his position as head of Trump’s super PAC, and he was also fired from his consulting duties to other Republican politicians, including South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem and candidate as Governor of Nebraska, Charles Herbster.

Trump’s spokesperson said at the time that Lewandowski “will no longer be associated with the Trump world,” while Noem’s spokesperson said Lewandowski “will not advise the governor with respect to the campaign or the official office”.

But Lewandowski soon returned to Republican politics in 2022. Lewandowski was seen with Noem at a Republican Governors Association event in May, POLITICO reported, and he signed on to consult with GOP hopefuls this year, including Ohio Senate candidate Jane Timken and the Governor of Massachusetts. hope Geoff Diehl. Lewandowski also attended the Mar-a-Lago premiere of a film espousing election conspiracy theories in April.

Odom was one of two dozen major Republican donors who attended a September 2021 charity dinner at the Benihana Restaurant at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Odom, who sat next to Lewandowski during dinner, alleged that Lewandowski talked about his genitals and sexual performance and showed him his hotel room key. Odom’s husband was not present at the time.

Odom said Lewandowski touched her about 10 times and she pushed him away several times. After she left dinner, she said Lewandowski followed her, threw a drink at her, and called her “stupid.” She also said Lewandowski tried to intimidate her, saying he was “very powerful” and could “destroy anyone”.

At an after-party, witnesses said they observed Lewandowski following Odom around a bar, while some of those present tried to protect her from him. One person remembers seeing Odom in tears. Those present for dinner described Lewandowski as appearing drunk.

Lewandowski was also charged with assault and battery in 2016 after he shot the arm of a journalist, Michelle Fields, at a Trump campaign event. The charges were later dropped, but Lewandowski, who was Trump’s campaign manager at the time, claimed the incident never happened until video emerged confirming it did.


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