President Donald Trump’s election campaign began a legal action against ex-White House aide and reality TV star, Omarosa Manigault Newman, for allegedly breaching her contract by violating a 2016 non-disclosure agreement, BBC reported.
Newman is promoting a new book that is very critical of Trump, and on Tuesday, he denied claims that he was taped using the N-word. Newman, who is a former star of The Apprentice, claimed that the President was recorded using the word while working on the show he hosted for 11 years. However, she said that she never heard him using the word himself.
The war of words between Trump and Newman hit a new low when the President called her a “dog.”
“When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn’t work out. Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!” Trump tweeted on Tuesday. Meanwhile, a senior Trump campaign official confirmed the legal action against Newman.
“Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. has filed an arbitration against Manigault Newman with the American Arbitration Association in New York City, for breach of her 2016 confidentiality agreement with the Trump Campaign,” the statement said.
According to CNBC, attorney Charles Harder is representing the President’s campaign in its arbitration fight. Harder is best known for representing wrestler Hulk Hogan in his sex tape lawsuit against now-defunct gossip site Gawker.
In her book, titled “Unhinged”, Newman also alleges that Trump is in mental decline. She also has given numerous interviews where she’s leaked audio excerpts of chief of staff John Kelly firing her from the Trump administration in December and a private phone call with the President after her termination.
California-based Harder has represented both the President and first lady Melania Trump. In 2017, he secured damages and an apology for the First Lady after settling a defamation lawsuit against U.K. tabloid The Daily Mail. The paper had published an article that said she worked for an escort service, CNBC adds.
Meanwhile, Newman addressed the legal filing by the Trump campaign Tuesday night with an appearance on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.”
“As of today, Donald Trump has decided to sue me or bring litigation against me to silence me and to not allow me to tell my story. I just have a whole host of attorneys who are telling me to not give Trump the ammunition,” she told told host Noah, per ABC News.