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Omarosa Is Already Facing Legal Action from Trump Campaign Over Her Book


Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. is looking to stop all things “Unhinged,” a Tuesday arbitration filing against a certain former Trump employee reveals.

The Washington Examiner is reporting that the President Trump’s campaign organization is taking legal action to force ex-White House employee Omarosa Manigault Newman to abide by a non-disclosure agreement (NDA).

Omarosa has been the target of President Donald Trump‘s ire this week as she continues her book tour for Unhinged: An Insider Account of the Trump White House.

Many of the claims in the book may never be corroborated and some have been dismissed outright as absurd, but irrespective of all of that Trump clearly doesn’t want Omarosa speaking about her time in the White House. They also claim Omarosa has revealed private talks from the White House Situation Room. The Trump campaign is also taking issue with Omarosa’s playing of secret recordings.

The campaign has filed an arbitration claim against Omarosa in an attempt, in essence, to abide by a contract she purportedly signed when she joined the Trump campaign.

Part of that agreement, they say, was to never “disparage” the Trump family upon her exit.

The Examiner quoted a campaign official who said “wrong is wrong, and a direct violation of an agreement must be addressed and the violator must be held accountable.” The damages they are seeking for “egregious” violations numbers in the millions. They also want a cut of Omarosa’s book, by getting any “ill-gotten profits.”

Omarosa reportedly has 14 days to respond.

All of this being said, attorneys such as Law&Crime’s Elura Nanos have explained that if Omarosa did sign a NDA it is probably illegal.

Trump has gone after Omarosa numerous times on Twitter this week.

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Matt Naham is the Senior A.M. Editor of Law&Crime.