A woman who worked for the 2016 Trump campaign is suing to get out of a non-disclosure agreement that she says prevents her from pursuing discrimination claims.
Bloomberg reported on Monday that Jessica Denson alleges she was harrassed by a superior while working phone banks for the Trump campaign's Hispanic outreach effort. Denson, who was an employee of the campaign, also works as an actress in Los Angeles.
According to the report, Denson "had earlier filed a discrimination case against Donald Trump for President Inc. in New York state court, but the campaign sought to enforce the confidentiality deal, filing an arbitration claim asserting $1.5 million in damages."
In court filings, Denson argued that the non-disclosure agreement was too broadly worded.
She claims her discrimination lawsuit didn’t disclose any confidential information prohibited by the agreement, and that she was enforcing her legal right to address harassment and the hostile-work environment she endured during the campaign. She claims the campaign is using the agreement to thwart her case and asked a judge to nullify it in a March 26 filing.
A supervisor made "derogatory and demeaning comments" about Denson after she was promoted, started a rumor that she was responsible for a leak of Trump’s tax returns and directed another campaign staffer to try to take her personal laptop and files, according to the original lawsuit, filed in November in New York state court.
In recent weeks, two other women have also sought to nullify non-disclosure agreements related to President Donald Trump. Both adult film star Stephanie Clifford -- who uses the stage name Stormy Daniels -- and former Playboy model Karen McDougal have sued to be able to tell their stories about alleged affairs with Trump.