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Joy who is a Donald Trump supporter, said the incident occurred sometime between 8 and 8:30 p.m., Villa told CNN, saying Lewandowski “was drinking” and “appeared to be in bad spirits.”
“He grabbed me very boisterously, unexpectedly,” Villa said, adding that she thought he was “acting like a clown” and that after the photo was taken he “smacked my ass really hard, almost violent in nature.”
Villa said that after she told him she could report him for sexual harassment, Lewandowski said, “I work in the private sector” and slapped heron her bottom twice while posing for a picture. The incident was first reported by Politico
She added that he “laughed and walked away,” and that his behavior was “boorish and over the top.”
“I just spoke with the detective and it officially qualifies as sexual assault,” Villa added.
The report, which does not mention Lewandowski by name, was filed on Christmas Eve. The report alleges the incident occurred in November.
“This issue of sexual harassment and sexual assault is a non-partisan issue,” Joy added. “Democrat or Republican, all of us should join to combat this.”
Politico added that
Villa didn’t reach out to them about the alleged incident, but they contacted her after hearing about it from an eyewitness.Villa made headlines when she appeared at the Grammy Awards red carpet wearing a dress designed to look like Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign logo.
Joy added that she had reached out to Lewandowski and hasn’t heard from him.
“If he would apologize, that’s all I want,” Villa said.
Lewandowski has not yet responded.
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