She added that it was “as if he thought he had a sense of ownership for me from the start.”
Matthew K. Taylor, an attorney representing Odom and her family, sent Odom’s testimony to the Boise Police Department in Idaho, where Odom lives, so their local police could forward it to the Las Vegas police station where the incident occurred. . Taylor wrote in the letter that Odom sent the statement “for law enforcement purposes.”
Lewandowski’s Las Vegas-based attorney David Chesnoff, who has a long history of representing high profile clients such as celebrity Paris Hilton and boxer Mike Tyson, said in a statement: “It is premature to act on something that has not yet been filed and which we have not seen, and we will react to them if necessary. “
The report to the police is the latest turning point in an incident that sent shock waves through the Trump circle. A spokesman for the former president announced late Wednesday that Trump would cut ties with Lewandowski, one of his longest-serving advisers and his first campaign manager. This included the removal of Lewandowski from his role as head of the primary pro-Trump super-PAC.
Other republican politicians advised by Lewandowski have also separated from him. South Dakota governor Kristi Noem and Nebraska gubernatorial candidate Charles Herbster, who both attended dinner in Las Vegas, said Thursday that he would no longer be part of their teams.
Odom was one of roughly two dozen major Republican Party donors at the September 26th dinner held at the Benihana restaurant at Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino. The dinner was hosted by the Victoria’s Voice Foundation, a drug abuse charity.
In the three-page statement sent on Friday, Odom claimed Lewandowski touched her leg and buttocks and estimated that she rejected his physical advances 10 times. She accused Lewandowski of following her after leaving dinner, remarking that she had a “nice ass,” and threw a drink at her. She went on to claim that married Lewandowski, 48, stalked her at an after-dinner reception and forced her to seek protection from other attendees.
Odom described how anxious she returned to her hotel suite because Lewandowski’s room was right next to hers, and she said that she planned her departure the next day so that he would not run into her.
“I went to my room crying and shivering, not knowing if I had just ruined everything my family had worked so hard for,” Odom said in the statement.
It is not the first time that Lewandowski has been charged with unwanted sexual advances. In 2017, singer Joy Villa filed a police report alleging Lewandowski hit his buttocks during a Christmas party at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC
Lewandowski was also charged with battery in 2016 after pulling on a reporter’s arm at a Trump event. The charges were later dropped, but Lewandowski claimed the incident with reporter Michelle Fields never happened. A video later emerged confirming this. Despite these incidents, he was an external advisor to Trump during his tenure and took over the role of Trump’s super-PAC earlier this year.
In a statement, Trashelle Odom’s husband, John Odom, expressed his support for Trump and praised him for acting “swiftly and decisively” against Lewandowski earlier this week.
“We believe in law enforcement and hope that the police and prosecutors will use this information to achieve justice,” continued John Odom. “For anyone else who has information about the violent, harassing, and traumatizing behavior of this man, we encourage you to speak up. Accountability is urgently needed. “