Trump loses legal fight over tell-all book written by former aide and ‘Apprentice’ contestant Omarosa. judge ruled
Former President Donald Trump lost a legal battle to former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman when a New York arbitrator ruled that Manigault Newman did not violate a non-disclosure agreement in writing her tell-all book.
“Given the general nature of many of these statements, it is hard to see how Respondent could have known that they would be considered ‘confidential information’ under the terms of the Agreement,” the ruling stated. “The statements do not disclose hard data such as internal polling results or donor financial information. Rather, they are for the most part simply expressions of unflattering opinions.”
Omarosa is now free to speak out about her time working in the White House.
“Donald has used this type of vexatious litigation to intimidate, harass and bully for years,” Manigault Newman said in a statement. “Finally the bully has met his match!”
Omarosa’s lawyer in the case, Florida attorney John M. Phillips, hinted that others who worked for Trump could also get their own NDAs thrown out.
“People who signed these NDAs should sleep better and speak more freely,” he told Law & Crime. “Kudos to Omarosa Manigault Newman for coming forward and taking this on.”