Many Americans may not be familiar with Corey Lewandowski, but the political operative is well known in Republican and media circles as former president Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign manager, and for his punditry on CNN and Fox News. 

Now, his reputation appears to be growing, due to scandals involving his personal life. 

Lewandowski’s name became a Twitter trending topic on Wednesday following allegations of an affair and a separate incident of making unwanted sexual advances.

The conservative website American Greatness on Tuesday reported that "multiple sources" confirmed that South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem was having an extramarital affair with Lewandowski.

Noem, 43, has been married to Bryon Noem since 1992. The couple has three children. Lewandowski, 49, has been married to Alison Hardy since 2005. The couple has four children.

Lewandowski has not responded to the report from American Greatness, but Noem posted a comment on Twitter that appeared to address the report.

Lewandowski previously served as an advisor to Noem. In November 2020, both Lewandowski and Noem tested positive for COVID-19, as both were campaigning for Trump.

Twitter users had many thoughts about the rumored affair.

Lewandowski also was rumored to have had an off-and-on relationship with former Trump communication director Hope Hicks. 

Matters got worse for Lewandowski on Wednesday. Politico released a report that revealed Lewandowski was accused of making unwanted sexual advances toward a Trump campaign donor at a Las Vegas charity event over the weekend.

Trashelle Odom, the wife of John Odom, an Idaho construction executive, claimed Lewandowski touched her on the butt and leg and made sexually explicit comments during the event. 

“On the evening of September 26 in Las Vegas, Nevada, I attended a dinner to support a charity and spend time with wonderful friends,” Odom told Politico. “He repeatedly touched me inappropriately, said vile and disgusting things to me, stalked me, and made me feel violated and fearful.”

Odom said she shared her story to force Lewandowski to take responsibility for his actions.

“I am coming forward because he needs to be held accountable,” she said. “I am blessed to have a loving husband and family behind me. I want other women to know that you can be heard, too, and together we can stop terrible things like this from happening.”

Lewandowski’s attorney, David Chesnoff, did not directly address the allegations. “Accusations and rumors appear to be morphing by the minute and we will not dignify them with a further response,” he said.

The statement comes amid the claims of four other people who corroborated Odom’s allegations at the event.

Lewandowski has faced similar accusations. In November 2017, singer and ardent Trump supporter Joy Villa filed a police complaint against him for allegedly slapping her butt at a holiday party. Villa also accused Lewandowski of lewd comments. 

Michelle Fields, a reporter for right-leaning Breitbart, filed a police report against Lewandowski in March 2016. Police in Jupiter, Florida, later charged Lewandowski with simple battery.

Corey Lewandowski Corey Lewandowski leaves New York's Four Seasons Hotel after a meeting with Donald Trump and Republican donors on June 9, 2016. Trump dismissed the campaign manager last month. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images