President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, has been accused of assault by singer Joy Villa.
According to Joy Villa, Corey Lewandowski hit her twice on the backside during an event in Washington last month.
The singer told media she spoke to the police on Christmas Eve, having been persuaded to launch a formal complaint by friends.
Corey Lewandowski has not responded to media’s requests for comment.
The accusations are the latest in a long line of harassment and assault claims linked to celebrities, politicians and companies, which have gathered pace in the past year, particularly following the downfall of film producer Harvey Weinstein.
According to Associated Press, Joy Villa said: “I was initially fearful to come forward with this.”
She said she did not want to embarrass Corey Lewandowski’s family or hers.
Joy Villa, who is a vocal Trump supporter and wore a “Make America Great Again” dress to the 2017 Grammy Awards, was at a gathering at Trump International Hotel when she posed for a photograph with Corey Lewandowski, whom, she says, she had never met before.
The singer alleges Corey Lewandowski hit her once on the buttocks, and when she asked him to stop and joked about reporting him for harassment, he did it again. She said he laughed, adding: “I work in the private sector.”
Joy Villa said the hard slaps felt “disgusting and shocking and demeaning”.
Politico first reported on the incident last week, saying they had talked to a witness who spoke out before Joy Villa did.
Joy Villa has previously said she is considering running for Congress – and President Donald Trump has tweeted his support.
Donald Trump fired Corey Lewandowski as campaign manager in June 2016.
Earlier last year, Corey Lewandowski was charged with battery after allegedly yanking a female reporter out of Donald Trump’s way after a campaign event. The charges were later dropped.
Police say that when they arrived they had a stand-off with Track Palin in which he moved around the house and at one stage went out onto the garage roof. They say he demanded police put their weapons on the ground and allegedly called them “peasants”.
According to police, the struggle between the two men happened after Track Palin said he was coming to the property to retrieve a vehicle, and threatened to beat his father.
Todd Palin, Sarah Palin’s husband, told police he armed himself with a pistol when his son arrived, but was disarmed and was left bloodied.
Track Palin was charged by police with first-degree burglary, fourth-degree assault and criminal mischief, and remains in police custody.
A statement to media from the family requested privacy, and said the Palins were unable to comment further on the case.
Earlier this year Track Palin’s ex-girlfriend Jordan Loewe applied for a protective order against him, having previously requested full custody of their one-year-old son.
Chris Brown has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after beauty queen Baylee Curran told police he had threatened her with a gun.
Baylee Curran told the LA Times Chris Brown had pointed the gun at her face after she had been admiring his friend’s jewellery.
Chris Brown came out of his home after a stand-off with police on August 30.
The singer’s lawyer tweeted that his client was later freed, adding that the accusations were “demonstrably false”.
Associated Press reported that Chris Brown was released on $250,000 bail.
He has several convictions for violence, including a 2009 assault on his then girlfriend, pop star Rihanna.
Police went to Chris Brown’s home following the emergency call early on August 30 from Baylee Curran, who by that time had left the property.
She told the LA Times that she and a friend had gone to Chris Brown’s house with a business associate on August 29.
Baylee Curran said she had been admiring the diamond necklace of a man who had been showing off his jewellery when the man got angry and told her to back away.
That is when she says Chris Brown pulled out a gun, pointed it at her face and told her to get out.
“If somebody put a gun to your head, what would you do? Call the police,” Baylee Curran said on her Instagram account, AFP news agency reported.
Once at Chris Brown’s sprawling mansion, police officers were allegedly denied entry and had to wait for a judge to approve a search warrant before going inside to search for a weapon.
It wasn’t until Chris Brown’s lawyer arrived that the singer eventually emerged.
Police said about half a dozen people had been escorted out of the residence and would be interviewed.
During the stand-off, Chris Brown posted videos online accusing the police of harassment.
“When you get the warrant for whatever you need to do, you’re going to walk right up in here and you’re going to see nothing, you idiots,” the singer said in one Instagram video, posted to 30 million followers.
In another video, Chris Brown also voiced support for the Black Lives Matter movement against police brutality, saying: “You’re all the worst gang in the world, the police.”
Justin Bieber has been arrested and charged with assault and dangerous driving after crashing his quad bike into a minivan.
The 20-year-old singer was arrested near his hometown of Stratford, Ontario, after apparently getting into a fight with the other driver.
Ontario Provincial Police confirmed they were called to the scene to investigate and then made the arrest.
Police said they then released Justin Bieber on what’s called a “promise to appear” in court on September 29.
According to a police statement, an investigation “revealed that after colliding, the driver of the all terrain vehicle and an occupant of the minivan engaged in a physical altercation”.
There were no reported injuries from the collision, but law enforcement sources wouldn’t say whether injuries had resulted from the fight.
Justin Bieber’s lawyer, Brian Greenspan, said in an emailed statement: “Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez’ peaceful retreat in Stratford this weekend was unfortunately disrupted by the unwelcome presence of paparazzi.
“This has regrettably resulted in charges of dangerous driving and assault.”
This is the latest in a long line of run-ins with the police.
The singer is serving two years probation for throwing eggs at his neighbor’s house in LA.
Justin Bieber already faces an assault charge in Toronto following an altercation between a limo driver and a passenger last December and is expected in court on September 8 to answer that charge.
Lindsay Lohan was reportedly assaulted in her room at the W Hotel in Manhattan early Sunday morning.
A police source tells local NBC 4 News Lindsay Lohan, 26, was involved in an argument with a 25-year-old man she met at a nightclub before bringing him back to her room, where a group of friends was present.
An argument between the pair is believed to have stemmed over photos the man took of the actress on his mobile phone while at the W Hotel in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village.
According to NBCNewYork.com, Lindsay Lohan met the unnamed male at Manhattan’s popular 1OAK nightclub in the city’s Chelsea neighborhood.
She is said to have later taken the man to her room on the 15th floor of the nearby W Hotel.
Police sources tell the website “Lohan took the man’s cell phone from him and then he punched her” after the alleged photo incident.
The actress “also told detectives he choked her”, according to the website.
Lindsay Lohan is said to have pulled the fire alarm at the hotel and fled from her room following the scuffle.
The male, who has yet to be identified, was being held at Manhattan’s 13th precinct awaiting charges at press time, NBC reports.
The alleged incident comes less than a week after Lindsay Lohan was rushed to hospital after suffering from a bad lung infection.
According to TMZ, Lindsay Lohan had suffered with a case of “walking pneumonia” but her condition apparently deteriorated, causing her to seek medical attention.
The actress was reportedly taken to the emergency room at Mount Sinai Hospital where she received treatment, including antibiotics.
She was discharged shortly afterwards and is said to be recovering.