Former President Donald Trump lost a legal battle against former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman – who was also a candidate for Trump’s reality show “The Apprentice” – when a New York referee ruled that Manigault Newman was no longer a candidate for Trump’s reality show “The Apprentice”. hadn’t violated a nondisclosure agreement by writing him -any book.
The arbitrator said that because the deal was vague, it was not valid, meaning Manigault Newman’s 2018 book “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House” did not break any laws.
“Donald has used this type of vexatious litigation to intimidate, harass and intimidate for years,” Manigault Newman said in a statement. “Finally, the bully has met his match!”
The New York Times first reported the news on Tuesday.
In the revealer, Manigault Newman criticizes Trump’s mental state and describes the former president as racist. She also claims to have secretly recorded conversations with Trump and then chief of staff John Kelly, among others.
Manigault Newman went to work for Trump in 2016 during his presidential campaign, then joined him in the White House. She was fired in December 2017 by Kelly in the Situation Room – a conversation she recorded.
Omarosa boasts of telling the White House everything, urges President Trump to “# ComeClean45”
Arbitration is different from a court case, but Trump and Manigault Newman had previously agreed to accept the decision. In addition, the Trump campaign will have to pay the legal fees of Manigault Newman.
“It’s over. We won in the forum chosen by Donald Trump and the Trump Campaign,” John Phillips, lawyer for Manigault Newman, said in a written statement. “People who signed these NDAs should sleep better and speak more freely. “
Trump’s statement in response personally attacked Manigault Newman but did not address the decision.
Manigault Newman’s victory comes shortly after another former campaign aide, Jessica Denson, asked a federal judge to strike down a similar nondisclosure agreement she previously signed, a ruling the judge said. accepted.
Omarosa tells NPR she heard a tape of Trump using the N word, contradicting her book