By: Nana Aduba-Amoah
Despite the fact that President Donald Trump’s campaign recently filed for arbitration against former White House official and campaign aide, Omarosa Manigault Newman, for her tell-all book, her publisher says the book will still be released.
“My clients will not be intimidated by hollow legal threats and have proceeded with publication of the Book as schedule,” book publisher, Simon and Schuster, wrote to Trump’s litigation counsel, Charles Harder, CNN reports. “Put simply, the book’s purpose is to inform the public. Private contracts like the NDA may not be used to censor former or current government officials from speaking about non-classified information learned during the course of their public employment.”
Manigault Newman recently released a book entitled, “Unhinged,” which details conversations and events that occurred while she was employed at the White House.
Earlier this week, she attended book tours and released secret recordings between her, Trump, and other white house officials, including a recording of Trump allegedly using the n-word.
She also released audio of Trump’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, offering her a $15,000 monthly salaried job on the Trump’s campaign as an attempt to silence her, Politico reports.
On Monday, Trump tweeted that Manigault Newman signed a non-disclosure agreement when she agreed to work at the house, implying that she cannot legally discuss certain details about her previous job duties. The next day, the Trump campaign filed for arbitration, claiming that Manigault Newman’s book breached the non-disclosure agreement she signed in 2016, CNN reports.
“Any dispute arising under or relating to this agreement may, at the sole discretion of each Trump Person, be submitted to binding arbitration in the State of New York pursuant to the rules for commercial arbitrations of the American Arbitration Association, and you hereby agree to and will not contest such submissions,” the statement reads, according to CNN.