Trashelle Odom (born 1988) is an American socialite who caught media and public attention after she accused Corey Lewandowski, an American political operative who used to work for former US President Donald Trump as an aide, of sexual abuse. The alleged unsavory sexual advances happened during an event at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino for the Victoria’s Voice Foundation.
Odom, who is the wife of John Odom, an Idaho-based construction company executive and an ardent Trump supporter and donor, said that Lewandowski stalked her all through the event while inappropriately touching her legs and buttocks. Corey Lewandowski has since lost his job as a member of Trump’s team but let’s take a look at his accuser and the events that led to those accusations.
Trashelle Odom is Corey Lewandowski’s Accuser
Trashelle Odom became famous from the moment news of her sexual harassment allegations towards Corey Lewandowski became public. At the moment, not much is known about Trashelle’s early years prior to the allegations.
The little pieces of information available on the socialite revolve around the fact that she was born in the year 1988, is 5 feet 8 inches tall, she is a white American woman who was born in Idaho, United States of America.
Without sufficient evidence to prove this, one would assume that Trashelle Odom, who currently lives in Idaho with her husband and children, has spent the majority of her life in her home state.
The information available on Trashelle Odom does not include any detail of her birth family members, including her parents’ identity, what they did for a living, or if they gave birth to any more children before or after Trashelle, and a sister who was referenced in some of the reports, were born.
While she comes across as a sufficiently educated woman, it would appear that any information regarding her formal education background has yet to be made public. Before she became famous or infamous, depending on your point of view, Trashelle Odom would have remained relatively anonymous both in her personal and social life, but all that changed after her regrettable ordeal at the hands of Corey Lewandowski in September 2021.
Why Did She Accuse Corey Lewandowski of Sexual Harassment?
Trashelle Odom came forward to accuse Corey Lewandowski, one of President Trump’s now former aides, of harassing her during a charity event in Las Vegas in September 2021. According to Mrs. Odom, Mr. Lewandowski had repeatedly touched her on the arms, leg, and buttocks throughout the event, which reportedly occurred on September 26, 2021.
Odom and her husband had recently become substantial donors to some of the causes endorsed by the former US president, and she had reportedly attended a dinner hosted by Victoria’s Voice Foundation, a charity organization dedicated to fighting and possibly eradicating substance abuse and its effects.
The dinner was held at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino’s Benihana Restaurant, and Trashelle was reportedly one of around 24 guests, including South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, at the dinner that was part of a four-day conference. Unfortunately for Mrs. Odom, the seating arrangements meant she had to sit next to Corey Lewandowski.
What should, in reality, have been a delightful and rare privilege for her turned into a nightmarish and traumatic experience. While narrating the sequence of events that happened that night, the lawyer representing Mrs. Odom said that Lewandowski made several attempts to grab Trashelle on several parts of her body.
He started by reaching for her hand, and when that failed, he made a run for her exposed thighs. She removed his hand and covered up with her dress. At one point, Corey Lewandowski started touching her on the back and also on her buttocks while referring to a sore spot on his own body where he said he was sore from a workout.
The lawyer revealed that throughout the dinner, Lewandowski made at least 10 attempts to put his lecherous hands on Mrs. Odom but that she shunned him on each occasion. Several accounts of the event referred to the fact that Corey Lewandowski repeatedly described his genitalia and how good he is in bed to Trashelle Odom. He even flashed his hotel room key card in a bid to get Mrs. Odom to follow him to his room.
Just before the dinner ended, Trashelle Odom left the room, but it didn’t take long for Corey to follow while also telling her that her derriere was nice. All these were happening before several eyewitnesses, four of whom have given various but eerily identical accounts of the September 26, 2021, disgraceful occurrences.
One of them revealed that as time went on, Lewandowski, who was visibly drunk, threw his drink all over Mrs. Odom’s shoes and told her how stupid she was for turning him down. Trashelle’s account of the incident echoed the sentiments of the eyewitness after she revealed that she had become afraid for her safety after the inebriated aide had referred to cases of violence in his youthful days.
She also became concerned about the possibility that all the hard work she and her husband had put into getting to where they were at that moment would be rendered useless. Her concerns were linked to the moment when Lewandowski began to flex his political muscles and told her his deep connections as a very important member of Trump’s inner circle gave him the power to make or destroy anyone who got in his way.
Lewandowski’s obsession with his accuser was quite visible in the selfies she took at the event, with several of them showing him in the background or directly over her right shoulder with his tongue sticking out. According to the eyewitnesses, this type of behavior clearly made Trashelle Odom very uncomfortable and in tears.
She was still in that state when she left for the after-dinner party at the hotel’s exquisite Verona Sky Villa, and subsequently called out for help. She found much-needed relief when her sister and stepson, both of whom had been her escorts to Las Vegas, intervened. They weren’t the only ones, as some of the other guests who had become aware of the debacle unfolding before their very eyes intervened.
Reports claim that even with the several interveners, Corey Lewandowski still made several unsuccessful attempts to satisfy his lecherous agenda of getting his hands on Mrs. Odom. The accuser and the accused left the party separately, but Trashelle stated that she was still very concerned about her personal safety as a result of the fact that her room at the hotel was still directly next to Lewandowski’s. She arranged her departure the next day in a way that prevented her from running into Mr. Lewandowski.
Corey Lewandowski Refused to Comment on the Matter
Almost immediately after leaving the conference, Trashelle Odom came forward with the damning accusations, which were later corroborated by four eyewitnesses. In her words, she came forward because she believed Lewandowski needed to be held accountable for his actions.
Another ostensible reason was that she wanted other women to know that they could be heard too and that they could all join forces to ensure that similarly terrible things could not happen anymore.
Mrs. Odom filed a three-page sexual harassment statement with the police, which accurately detailed the events that took place on September 26, 2021. However, David Chesnoff, Lewandowski’s lawyer, made it clear, when Lewandowski’s camp was contacted for a comment on the accusations, that the accusations were just rumors they had no intention of giving more life with a further response.
Corey Lewandowski Lost His Position as a Result of the Accusations
On the surface of things, nothing much has changed in the life of Trashelle Odom, except for the fact that she has become a bit popular after she came forward with the accusations. She still appears to be enjoying her life as a respectable republican donor, alongside her husband.
For Lewandowski, however, his political career seems to have gone up in flames after those accusations became public. For starters, several prominent names, including the Odoms who had requested a refund of their $100k donation if Lewandowski was not properly dealt with, had put pressure on the Trump camp to get rid of a man considered cancer to the group.
Trump duly obliged and has since cut Corey Lewandowski loose for the second time. Corey was Trump’s campaign manager in 2016 before he was fired, and after losing the 2020 elections, the former US president personally recruited Lewandowski to head his main pro-Trump super PAC known as Make America Great Again (MAGA) Action.
That position came with some privileges, which included access to some of the Republican Party’s biggest donors, including the Odoms. That power and privilege seem to have evaporated after Corey Lewandowski was relieved of his duties at the super PAC. This development was confirmed by Trump spokesperson Taylor Budowich who revealed that Trump World had cut off all ties to Corey Lewandowski.
Lewandowski’s woes have been further compounded by the fact that two high-profile Republicans, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem and Nebraska gubernatorial candidate, have completely booted him out of their teams. After all, they both saw the whole thing go down as they were both present at the party where it happened.
Further documents have surfaced that allege that the Trashelle Odom incident was not a first for Corey Lewandowski, who had also faced similar sexual harassment accusations from singer Joy Villa who had made a police report which alluded to the fact that Corey Lewandowski had slapped her ass during a holiday party at the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C.
The year before, video evidence backed up charges of battery on reporter Michelle Fields even though Lewandowski had claimed it never happened before the release of the video evidence. Somehow, Michelle Fields was convinced to drop the charges.
Trashelle Odom is Married to a Construction Executive
Trashelle Odom is happily married to Idaho-based construction executive John Odom. While narrating her ordeal at the hands of Corey Lewandowski, Trashelle thanked her husband and family for standing by her side. It invariably brought up questions about who he is. His support was also very evident in the comments he made in the aftermath of his wife’s ordeal at Lewandowski’s hands.
Trashelle Odom’s husband, John Odom, born in 1981, was reportedly born and brought up in Twin Falls, Idaho, United States of America. Much like his wife, we are not clear about the construction mogul’s exact date of birth or birth family history. Details of John Odom’s formal education background are unknown at the moment, but the 6 feet 1-inch Idaho-born entrepreneur also exudes college-trained intelligence.
These unidentified academic training and qualifications may have played a substantial part in helping him set up 3 thriving companies. John Odom’s primary source of income is his HMH Construction Company, established in 2015. Overall, he has been working in the construction business for over 20 years now.
Several sources also suggest that Mr. Odom is involved in the real estate business as well and is the owner of Sky-Lines Homes & Development, a company he runs with Dale Newberry, a company renowned for building residential estates. Aside from his thriving businesses, John Odom has also made quite a name for himself as a GTR racer. His personal best includes victories over some of the world’s best race drivers in several races around the world.
The self-made millionaire has a net worth that has been estimated to be around $10-20 million. After several years of being together as a couple, John and Trashelle Odom got married on July 7, 2017, in a ceremony said to be lavish. Along with their five kids, including Holland, Hudson, and Scarlett Odom, the couple makes their home in Meridan, Idaho.
Trashelle Odom’s bravery in exposing the vile and disgraceful acts of a crooked politician deserves all the plaudits it has been getting and more. Her husband must also be celebrated for sticking by his wife through such a difficult period. Hopefully, this will spur more people to speak up against powerful people who engage in nefarious acts like sexual harassment.