Joy Villa, an American singer filed sexual assault charges against Corey Lewandowsky, the former campaign manager of the U.S. President Donald Trump. Villa accused Lewandowsky of slapping her buttocks without consent during a party in November.
Villa filed a complaint by contacting police in Washington on Sunday. She complained that the former campaign manager touched her against her consent while posing for photograph at the Trump International Hotel.
While asked about the sexual assault allegations in an interview with the Fox Business television network on Wednesday, Lewandowski said that the matter was being investigated.
“There is a process which they will go through to determine a person’s innocence,” he said. “I‘m not here to speak for Joy. What I am here to do is to speak for me. And what I am going to do is to let the process play forward.”
Villa said that Lewandowsky’s behavior was shocking and demeaning. When she confronted him about his behavior and threatened to report it, he slapped her buttocks again. She hesitated to report the incident first, but then decided to file a complaint on Sunday.
Villa highlighted she had taken a thought of running for a seat in the U.S. Congress representing Florida into consideration.
Dustin Sternbeck, a spokesperson for Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department, outlined that the allegations were under investigation.
When questions were raised about the case, the police department offered reporters a copy of the “public incident report”. This report had minimal details about the incident and names of Villa or Lewandowski were not mentioned.