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Joy Villa Files Sexual Assault Claim Against Former Trump Aide Corey Lewandowski

Joy Villa, 2017
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Joy Villa attends The 59th Grammy Awards at STAPLES Center on Feb. 12, 2017 in Los Angeles. 

A singer and potential congressional candidate says she has filed a sexual assault complaint against President Donald Trump's former campaign manager for hitting her twice on her buttocks during a Washington gathering in November.   

According to Politico, a report was filed with the Metropolitan Police Department.  

Joy Villa, a Trump backer who wore a "Make America Great Again" dress at the Grammys this year, says she will meet with detectives in Washington next week about the complaint against Corey Lewandowski. She tells The Associated Press that she was initially reluctant to come forward because she was fearful of any backlash.

She says Lewandowski struck her "extremely hard" even after she told him to stop.  

Villa says she went to the police after a friend who witnessed the incident spoke about it publicly, and other friends urged her to come forward.  

In a Twitter post, the singer shared an image taken of her and Lewandowski together moments before the incident occurred, and wrote that she was "shocked and embarrassed" by his alleged behavior.  

This article originally appeared in THR.

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