Former President Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign has been ordered to pay nearly $1.3 million in legal fees to former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, The New York Times reports.
"The award, handed down on Tuesday, concludes a protracted legal fight after Mr. Trump unsuccessfully sued Ms. Manigault Newman over her book, 'Unhinged,' arguing that she had violated a nondisclosure agreement she had signed while working for his campaign in 2016," the Times reports. "Mr. Trump lost the arbitration case in September 2021, one in a string of failed attempts to enforce nondisclosure agreements against former employees."
The award “hopefully will send a message that weaponized litigation will not be tolerated and empower other lawyers to stand up and fight,” said Manigault Newman’s lawyer, John Phillips.
Read the full report over at The New York Times.
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