Previously on this week of “Sexual Harassment Stories:” we learned about Corey Lewandowski’s ass grabbing ways, courtesy of his victim, Joy Villa. Turns out there was even more butt slappery going around. No derriere is safe.
This time, Joy’s own hands are the culprit.
Joy Villa was caught on video slapping George Harris’s rear after saying that she ‘wasn’t afraid to grab them by the p***y’. The slap was videoed in Las Vegas in September.
On Friday Harris [said] he had not consented to the attack and accused her of lying that he had. [Video] showed Villa sipping from a tumbler glass and asking if she was being filmed before saying: ‘I don’t care… I’m not too drunk.’
Take a look at the video. It’s been timestamped to when the butt stuff begins.
[At first] Villa told The Wrap it was consensual. She then appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America on Friday to offer a limited apology, when it was put to her that Harris had not consented.
Harris said: ‘I met Ms. Villa at the Conservative Leadership Conference … as I recall, I was introduced to her at the beginning of the event, 40 minutes later she was slapping me on the rear-end. Contrary to her statements in the press, the slap was not consensual, as the tape shows I had no idea I was going to be hit and I was clear in my response I said, “Take it easy chica, behave,” which is clearly on the tape.’
Let’s do an instant replay of the tape. Survey says: he has a point.
‘I brushed off the antics and enjoyed the balance of the evening. I am concerned with Ms. Villa’s statements in the press that somehow the event was a consensual among friends. I don’t know Ms. Villa, I met her for a total of an hour and a half, I did find her charming and articulate during our interaction. However, my opinion has changed after reading her exclusive interview with the Wrap [where] she appears to be an opportunist, who plays loose with the truth.’
It’s not looking too good. No permission was given. Clearly a nonconsensual brush with the booty. Even if it was done in jest. Now, is this on par with Weinstein? Not nearly. The spanking victim himself even says he went about his night just fine after. It’s also worth noting that Joy did stop when he told her to take it easy. According to Joy, Lewandowski did not stop after she told him to. Okay? Okay.
But in light of this footage, there have been accusations of hypocrisy regarding Joy’s allegations. And rightly so. There would be cries of assault had this video showed a woman unexpectedly getting her caboose caressed.
It’s possible that Joy Villa drunkenly slapped this guy AND was still a recipient of Corey Lewandowski’s unwelcome groping. Both can be true. Still, when one puts their hands all over other people, one’s assault claims don’t hold as much weight in the court of public opinion.
A simple solution to all this? Just keep your hands to yourself. Pretend you’re in second grade again. Don’t do the bad touch.