Trump’s inner circle ‘shaken’ as donor accuses Corey Lewandowski of unwanted sexual advances — and witnesses corroborate her claims
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Corey Lewandowski, a longtime top adviser to Donald Trump, is accused of making unwanted sexual advances toward one of the former president's major donors — allegedly stalking her and bragging about his penis size during a charity event in Las Vegas on Sunday.

Lewandowski, who served as Trump's first campaign manager in 2016, now heads his Make America Great Again Action super PAC, and the allegations have shaken up the former president's inner circle, according to a report from Politico.

"Trashelle Odom, the wife of Idaho construction executive John Odom, alleges that Lewandowski repeatedly touched her, including on her leg and buttocks, and spoke to her in sexually graphic terms," Politico reports. "Odom said that Lewandowski 'stalked' her throughout the evening. Four people who were first-hand witnesses at the event corroborated Odom's allegations. POLITICO also spoke with two people — one who was at the event and another who was not — who described conversations they had with Odom about the incidents immediately after they happened."

In a statement provided to Politico, Trashelle Odom said: "He (Lewandowski) repeatedly touched me inappropriately, said vile and disgusting things to me, stalked me, and made me feel violated and fearful. I am coming forward because he needs to be held accountable. I am blessed to have a loving husband and family behind me. I want other women to know that you can be heard, too, and together we can stop terrible things like this from happening."

Lewandowski, who was previously accused of unwanted touching by pro-Trump singer Joy Villa, didn't respond to requests for comment. His Las Vegas attorney, David Chesnoff, told Politico, "Accusations and rumors appear to be morphing by the minute and we will not dignify them with a further response."

Meanwhile, an attorney for the Odom family said in a statement that Lewandowski "remarked on the size of his genitalia, described his sexual performance and showed Odom his hotel room key." The Odom family attorney said Lewandowski touched Odom approximately 10 times, told her she had a "nice ass," threw his drink on her, "called her stupid," and stated "repeatedly that he is very powerful and can destroy anyone."

In her statement, Odom said that along with being concerned about her personal safety, "I was also fearful that Corey has the power to destroy and ruin everything my husband and I have been working on in our business, personal and charitable endeavors."

Witnesses said Lewandowski appeared to be intoxicated, and selfies from the event showed him just above Odom's right shoulder, with his tongue sticking out of his mouth.

Lewandowski allegedly followed Odom to an after-dinner party, where she was in tears and pleading for help. He stalked her around the bar and continued to try to touch her. Odom feared for her safety in part because her hotel room was right next to Lewandowski's, and she timed her departure on Monday to avoid crossing paths with him.

The Odoms reportedly gave $100,000 to the Make America Great Again Action PAC that Lewandowski heads, but they are expected to ask for their money back unless Lewandowski is fired.

"I love my wife, and I want accountability now," John Odom, Trashelle's husband, said in a statement. "We are exploring our legal options at this time to make sure [Lewandowski] cannot harm anyone else."

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