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Pro-Trump singer accuses Lewandowski of slapping her butt at a party

A singer named Joy Villa has accused President Trump's former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, of slapping her butt at a party without her consent.

Villa was attending a private celebration of the Trump administration's first year at the president's hotel in Washington in November. She says she was posing for a photo with Lewandowski when he groped her. "I'm wearing this silver suit and stretchy pants, and after the photo, he smacks my ass really hard," Villa said. "It was completely demeaning and shocking."

"I said, 'Watch it.' Half-joking, I said, 'I can report you for sexual harassment,'" Villa added. "He said, 'Go ahead, I work in the private sector," she continued about Lewandowski. "Then he smacks my ass again."

Lewandowski was previously accused of manhandling a Breitbart News reporter, Michelle Fields, and bruising her arm. Fields sarcastically tweeted that Villa must be "delusional," a word Lewandowski applied to Fields last year. After that allegation, Lewandowski's coworkers described him as lewd, hotheaded, and profane.

Lewandowski did not reply to multiple requests from Politico for comment on Villa's accusation.