Corey Lewandowski cuts 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 was filed, but we are pleased to say the matter has been resolved. The resolution did not require any admission on the part of Mr. Lewandowski. The Court set conditions that Mr. Lewandowski will meet and the case will ultimately be dismissed,” Lewandowski’s attorneys, David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld, said in a statement.

An attorney for Odom did not respond to a request for comment.

Lewandowski was Trump’s first campaign manager and remained a key informal adviser during Trump’s time in the White House, and remained part of Trump’s inner circle of political advisers after the former president lost re-election. But Lewandowski was quickly fired from his position heading Trump’s super PAC, and he was also fired from consulting roles with other Republican politicians, including South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and then-Nebraska gubernatorial candidate Charles. Herbster.

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

But Lewandowski soon worked his way back into Republican politics in 2022. Lewandowski was seen with Noem at a Republican Governors Association event in May, POLITICO reported, and signed on to consult with GOP hopefuls this year, including the presidential candidate. Ohio Senate, Jane Timken, and Massachusetts Governor. hopeful 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 benefit dinner at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino’s Benihana restaurant. Odom, who was sitting next to Lewandowski at dinner, alleged that Lewandowski discussed his genitalia and his 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 that she repeatedly pushed him away. After leaving dinner, she said Lewandowski followed her, threw a drink at her and called her “stupid.” She also said that Lewandowski tried to intimidate her, saying that he was “very powerful” and that she could “destroy anyone.”

At an after party, witnesses said they observed Lewandowski following Odom around a bar area while some bystanders tried to shield her from him. One person recalled seeing Odom crying. Those present at the dinner described Lewandowski as drunk.

Lewandowski was also charged with assault in 2016 after pulling the arm of a female reporter, Michelle Fields, at a Trump campaign event. The charges were later dropped, but Lewandowski, who was serving as Trump’s campaign manager at the time, claimed the incident never happened before a video surfaced confirming it.