A Donald Trump super PAC donor who claims former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski ‘stalked’ her at a Las Vegas fundraiser has been photographed with Trump and other top GOP officials, including South Dakota governor Kristi Noem.
A super PAC that backs the former president on Wednesday removed Lewandowski, Trump’s former campaign manager, from his oversight role – after the donor, Trashelle Odom, made stunning accusations against Lewandowski in a statement.
Trashelle Odom, who is married to Idaho construction executive John Odom, claims Lewandowski touched her repeatedly while seated next to hear at a charity event at a Las Vegas Benihana. According to the statement, he made repeated unwanted advances, followed her around the event, touched her leg and buttocks, and otherwise ‘stalked’ her there.
She can be seen in images posing with the former president, along with Lousiana Attorney General Jeff Landry.
Trashelle Odom, the Trump donor who has accused Corey Lewandowski of stalking and repeatedly touching her at a Las Vegas charity event, has been pictured with former President Donald Trump. John Odom is pictured left
Her husband, construction exec John Odom, has been pictured with South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, who was at the Las Vegas event
Her husband, John Odom, has been pictured with Noem, who was also at the Las Vegas event last weekend. Noem issued her own statement Wednesday denying an affair with Lewandowski after a conservative blog published allegations about the pair, calling it a ‘disgusting lie.’
In yet another image, Trashelle Odom is pictured with Noem, who is seen wearing jeans, with an American flag in the background.
A Twitter user posted the images Wednesday after Politico broke the news of Trashelle Odom’s allegations against Lewandowski.
The posting also included a screen shot of a statement about meeting Trump and other officials in his orbit at a CPAC event – among them My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell, Noem, and Louisiana AG Mike Landry.
‘As these pictures show John Odom and his wife Trashelle have been trying to jump into Trumps inner circle,’ wrote the user.
According to the statement, Lewandowski during the event repeatedly remarked about the size of his genitals, Politico reported. He also ‘described his sexual performance and showed Odom his hotel room key.’
It says Lewandowski, whose lawyer blasted the allegations as ‘rumors,’ used expletives while speaking about sex as he repeatedly approached her.
Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, pictured with wife Allison, is being accused of making repeated unwanted advances at a Trump donor at a charity event in Las Vegas over the weekend
Trashelle Odom (center right) also has been pictured with Noem, along with Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry
The Odoms made a YouTube video where they talk about their racing car company, and talk about upgrading their 2020 Bentley to a Rolls-Royce
Lewandowski’s lawyers responded that ‘accusations and rumors appear to be morphing by the minute’
A Twitter user posted a screen shot that appears to describe the Odoms’ meeting with former President Trump
The alleged conduct took place during an event at the Westgate Las Vegas hotel for the Victoria’s Voice Foundation, which focuses on substance abuse. The publication quotes two people who were there who said Odom appeared uncomfortable, and that Lewandowski appeared to be intoxicated. The report says the Las Vegas conference was a four-day event.
One person said they saw Odom in tears at an after-party.
The New York Times reported Wednesday that Lewandowski was separating from the PAC.
Taylor Budowich, communications director for the Save America PAC, said in a statement: ‘Pam Bondi, the very talented and honorable [former Florida attorney general], has our complete faith and confidence in taking over MAGA Action. Corey Lewandowski will be going on to other endeavors and we very much want to thank him for his service. He will no longer be associated with Trump World.’
‘On the evening of September 26 in Las Vegas, Nevada, I attended a dinner to support a charity and spend time with wonderful friends,’ she said. ‘He repeatedly touched me inappropriately, said vile and disgusting things to me, stalked me, and made me feel violated and fearful,’ she said, referring to Lewandowski.
‘Mrs. Odom stated that over the course of the dinner, Mr. Lewandowski tried to hold her hand, and she pushed his hand away. He touched her leg, and she moved it away. He grabbed her napkin off her lap and tried to touch her leg again, and she pulled her dress over her leg, to move his hand away and cover her skin,’ Odom’s lawyer wrote.
The alleged events took place at the Westgate hote in Las Vegas
A group of GOP donors gathered at the Westgate’s Benihana restaurant for the event
In this file photo taken on November 05, 2020, Trump campaign adviser Corey Lewandowski, with former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi (L), speaks outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the state continues to count votes from the November 3 election. The Save America PAC reported that Bondi would be taking over the oversight role and Lewandowski was no longer part of Trump world
Lewandowski served as campaign manager during the key early stages of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign
Lewandowski’s lawyers released a statement about ‘accusations and rumors’
The statement claims Lewandowski showed Odom his hotel room key’
The account describes the alleged unwanted advances beginning at a dinner, where the two were seated next to one another.
‘I am coming forward because he needs to be held accountable,’ Odom said. ‘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.’
According to the Times, Lewandowski ‘bragged multiple times about how powerful he is’ and ‘claimed he controls the former president,’ and an Odom family lawyer said Lewandowski threw a drink at her.
Lewandowski lawyers David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld responded to the allegations with a single-line statement to DailyMail.com. It said: ‘Accusations and rumors appear to be morphing by the minute and we will not dignify them with a further response.’
Lewandowski is married to Allison Lewandowski and has four children.
John Odom has been identified as a construction executive, and John and Trashelle are also listed as owners of a racing car company.
The two participated in a YouTube video where they discuss their taste in fine cars as well as racing cars.
Trashelle Odom fielded a question during a chat about what car they would purchase next.
‘What’s the next car after the Bentley? We have – is it a 2020? 2020 Bentley. It’s my “mom mobile.” And I do like it. But this is my choice on which car is next, because I drive it. But anyways … every time I want something, he’s like no, no, no, this one’s better. And I mean, he’s not wrong. But, what I want, I want a Rolls-Royce. It was at the Bentley dealership when we went and I was obsessed ever since. The last thing I wanted was the Urus, and now he rents it everywhere we go,’ she said of the Lamborghini model.
‘You get the best of both worlds,’ John Odom interjected. So she wants a Rolls-Royce Cullinan is our next vehicle after that, he added, mentioning a pricey SUV model.
Lewandowski was charged with assault for allegedly grabbing a Breitbart reporter during 2016 campaign, but charges were dropped.
According to the Odom statement, ‘He touched her back and she tried to get away. He described an area where he was sore from a workout, on the side of his butt, but he demonstrated this by touching her there—on the upper side of her rear end. Lewandowski tried to touch her approximately 10 times, and Mrs. Odom always rebuffed him.’
As it turns out, Noem, who was pictured with Trashelle and John Odom, was at the charity event in Las Vegas with Lewandowski.
Noem dismissed rumors that she was having an extramarital affair with Lewandowski as ‘total garbage’ and a ‘disgusting lie’ rooted in sexism Wednesday, the day the story about Lewandowski appeared.
Conservative news site American Greatness claimed to have multiple sources with direct knowledge that Noem, a rising star in the Republican Party, was in the midst of a sexual relationship with Lewandowski.
‘These rumors are total garbage and a disgusting lie,’ Noem said in a tweet Wednesday afternoon. ‘These old, tired attacks on conservative women are based on a falsehood that we can’t achieve anything without a man’s help. I love Bryon. I’m proud of the God-fearing family we’ve raised together. Now I’m getting back to work.’
The governor, 49, has been married since the age of 20 to Bryon Noem, with whom she has three kids.