Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Omarosa Manigault (R) will attend a church worship in Detroit, Michigan, USA on September 3, 2016.
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The arbitrator will pay Donald Trump’s presidential campaign a statutory cost of $ 1.3 million to former “apprentice” star Omarosa Manigault Newman, who has filed a lawsuit over a book about her tenure as a White House adviser. Ordered, her lawyer said on Wednesday.
The award was given after the arbitrator ruled in favor of Manigo Newman and ruled that the nondisclosure agreement she signed while working on Trump’s 2016 campaign was invalid under New York law. Awarded after about 7 months.
In the 2018 campaign, the American Arbitration Association in New York complained of alleged nondisclosure agreements in all the bitter books entitled “Unhinged: The Insider’s Account of the Trump White House.”
Manigo Newman’s attorney John Phillips said in a statement that the decision was “the largest known attorney’s fee award for political campaigns or presidents we can find, and armed lawyers are unacceptable. Hopefully other lawyers will send a message that they will empower them to stand up and fight for whistle blowers and voice critics against oppressive machines. “
“But $ 1.3 million is inferior to the $ 3-4 million that the Trump campaign paid its own lawyer to curb speech,” Phillips said.
“It’s a lot of donations sent to lawyers in the name of politics. It’s really shameful. We look forward to receiving checks and give some of the proceeds to the group that confronts the suppression of speech. I will donate. “
A Trump spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Manigo Newman was first notorious for her role as a villain-like player in the first season of Trump’s former reality television show Apprentice.
In her book, she detailed her short mission as a White House adviser before being fired by Trump’s then-White House Chief of Staff John Kelly in December 2017. ..
In 2018 she She revealed that she secretly recorded high-ranking officials of the Trump administration, including Kelly... In her book, she accused Trump of using racist language and claimed that his tape existed using a racist slur.
The Trump White House at the time said that her book was “Full of lies.. “