A BuzzFeed News report published Monday alleged that Corey Lewandowski, the campaign manager for Donald Trump who was accused of forcibly grabbing a female reporter’s arm earlier this month, has acted inappropriately around other female reporters on the campaign trail.
Citing more than half a dozen anonymous sources, BuzzFeed reported that Lewandowki has complained about female reporters covering Trump while “voicing a wish to have sex with them.” He also has allegedly called female reporters late in the evening to come on to them, the sources said.
“Some in the press corps joke that if Lewandowski is calling after a certain hour, women are better off not answering,” the report read.
Lewandowski told BuzzFeed via email that its story was “factually inaccurate.” Pressed to clarify which parts of the story were incorrect, he responded, “Be sure before you accuse me of something it’s accurate. And, in these instances you are wrong.”
Politico first reported last week that Lewandowski used sexually suggestive and vulgar language with female reporters who covered the Trump campaign, citing anonymous journalists. The report laid out Lewandowski’s alleged history of bullying behavior, including the accusation that he called a female coworker at a previous job a “cunt” in front of colleagues following a disagreement.
The former Breitbart reporter who accused Lewandowski of grabbing her arm, Michelle Fields, has since filed a criminal complaint against him. Lewandowski and the Trump campaign deny he had any involvement in the incident.