Corey Lewandowski, former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, has officially been accused of sexual assault by singer Joy Villa, with the pro-Trump celebrity accusing him of smacking her butt repeatedly, saying the incident was “demeaning and shocking.”
Lewandowski took to Fox Business to give his first interview to Charles Payne after facing these allegations and it was, well, bizarre.
Payne was suspended by the network earlier this year after being accused of sexual harassment and returned to air months later after an internal investigation, a fact Lewandowski brought up repeatedly.
“Well, Charles, 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, which I think you’ve been through, and you understand it and you respect it,” he said.
Payne simply responded, “Yeah. I think everyone understands and respects it,” going on to ask Lewandowski what he thinks is motivating Villa in making these accusations of sexual assault.
“That’s a question for her. I’m not here to speak for Joy,” he said. “What I am going to do is to let the process play forward just as you did when you were accused of sexual harassment in your own case.”
Payne moved on, with the pair discussing Lewandowski’s forthcoming testimony before the House Intelligence Committee and Hillary Clinton’s potential involvement with the Christopher Steele dossier.
Watch above, via Fox Business.
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