‘Toxic’ video shows woman getting attacked by man at strip club
By Emily Bazelon By Emily Langer / Staff ReporterFor a woman who says she was groped by a man in a casino parking lot, it’s not a stretch to say she feels “toxic.”
The woman, who has not been identified, was at the Wynn Las Vegas strip club on Oct. 17 when a man approached her and tried to kiss her.
She says she did not resist, and the man, later identified as Jason F. Lewis, was able to get her onto the ground by wrapping his arms around her neck and rubbing her body, and tried groping her breasts.
She also said that after he pulled out his gun, she began to cry.
The woman filed a police report with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on Monday.
She filed the report with police in October and said that Lewis, who is not married, told her she was attractive, had a good personality and would make a good wife.
She added that she had been drinking alcohol at the time of the incident.
Police said Lewis is a former Las Vegas police officer and an FBI agent.
In an interview with ABC News, Lewis said he was at a strip club with a friend and another woman when they noticed Lewis “being aggressive” and “creepy.”
He said he told the two women that he was “a retired police officer who likes to flirt and try to hook up with women.”
Lewis said that he did not know the other woman at the club, and that he had been “talking to her for about 10 minutes” before the encounter.
The incident happened outside a nightclub and Lewis was not wearing a police uniform, according to the report.
Lewis was arrested on a charge of lewd and lascivious behavior.
He was released from jail on his own recognizance.
Lewis told ABC News he did the video in response to a tweet he had received from a woman he has known for years, asking him to do something about the incident, which she called “totally inappropriate.”
“I thought that was the right thing to do,” Lewis said.
Lewis said it is “just a stupid thing to say.”
He added that the woman, a former professional dancer, did not want to press charges and is “doing whatever she can to move on.”
“She was pretty upset that the police took her side, that the story is going viral,” Lewis told The Associated Press.
Lewis has been a police officer for 18 years, he said.
“She’s a really sweet lady.
She was pretty devastated that I was in that situation.”
Lewis is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday, where his bail will be set at $100,000, according, according police.
He said that his attorney is reviewing the case and could not immediately comment.
Lewis is an avid video gamer, and he has had several YouTube videos with his friends, which he shared with The Associated Post.
He also has a Twitter account.
Lewis joined the Las Angeles Police Department in 2010 and has worked with the department for three years.
Lewis declined to discuss the details of the investigation or whether it has gone anywhere.
He added, “The investigation is being handled by the local police department.”
Police said the department has been investigating the incident since it happened.
“The officers involved have been terminated and the Las LVPD will continue to take all appropriate actions to protect the public from any potential threat,” Las Vegas Police Department spokesman Mark Jamieson said in a statement.