Villa reportedly called the police to file a sexual assault claim against Lewandowski and scheduled to meet detectives in Washington to discuss it next week. As she has confessed, she felt reluctant to tell about what had happened out of fear of any backlash. Her friend who happened to witness the incident emboldened her to come forward and speak about it explicitly.
“I did nothing wrong,” Villa said in a phone interview, as cited by The Guardian. “I realized if he’s not going to respond or apologize to me, I think it’s the right thing to do.”
According to her, he struck her “extremely hard” on the day after Thanksgiving and she felt that his move was “disgusting and shocking and demeaning.”
Joy Villa made an appearance at the Grammys this year wearing a “Make America Great Again” dress as a sign of her support for US President Donald Trump.
Lewandowski has not made any comments yet. In 2016 he faced misdemeanor criminal charges over allegedly manhandling a female reporter, however they were later dropped.