Corey Lewandowski Accuser Caught on Video Slapping Man’s Butt, Insists Hers Was ‘Consensual’ (Exclusive)

“He didn’t object to it at all,” Joy Villa tells TheWrap

Last Updated: January 3, 2018 @ 8:20 PM

Joy Villa, the singer who accused Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski of slapping her on her backside at the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C., is facing backlash Thursday after a video emerged showing her slapping a man’s behind at a party.

A smartphone video, which has been making the rounds on social media, shows Villa laughing and joking with several women off-camera as a man stands next to them.

Villa can be seen asking the person filming: “Are you live?” before slapping a man’s buttocks.

“Take it easy!” the man says, before turning back to his conversation with other people at a table. It is unclear from the video if he was offended or in on the joke.

“That was consensual, amongst friends and he didn’t object to it at all,” Villa told TheWrap. “There is a difference between what Corey did to me, in which he was a stranger, it was unwanted and I told him to stop multiple times, and he not only didn’t stop but proceeded to hit me again. This isn’t rocket science: No means no.”

Villa did not answer followup questions about the man’s identity or the where and when the video was taken. Reached by phone, Lewandowski declined to comment.

Villa, who made headlines after famously wearing a “Make America Great Again” dress at this year’s Grammy Awards in February, filed a complaint against Lewandowski with the Metropolitan Police in Washington D.C. the day before Christmas, saying that Lewandowski slapped her on the behind, not once but twice, at the Trump International Hotel in Washington earlier this year.

According to Villa, she and a friend were at an invitation-only party to celebrate the president’s first year in office when another guest pushed her towards Lewandowski for a photo. She said it was then that Lewandowski slapped her rear end.

“I said, ‘Watch it,'” she told Politico. “‘Half-joking, I said, ‘I can report you for sexual harassment.'”

But Lewandowski’s response, she said, was more of the same.

“He said, ‘Go ahead, I work in the private sector,'” Villa recalled. “Then he smacks my ass again.”

Lewandowski addressed the accusation on Fox Business, telling host Charles Payne Thursday that he was entitled to “due process.”

“I think as someone who has been through this, you understand that there is a due process and there is a process which they will go through to determine a person’s innocence,” Lewandowski told Payne.

The video made its way to both Reddit and Twitter, where it was posted by mostly Trump supporters slamming Villa for “hypocrisy.”

You can watch the full video above.