Omarosa victory may lead to ‘scary’ legal road for Trump
Omarosa Manigault Newman won a critical legal victory when a New York arbitrator voided a nondisclosure agreement she signed with the 2016 Trump campaign, which some say could inspire others who’ve signed NDAs with former President Trump.
Trump’s legal team had argued that Manigault Newman violated the NDA when she wrote a book about her time as director of communications in the White House’s Office of Public Liason. Experts believe her victory could galvanize others who signed NDAs with Trump, and Manigault Newman herself claims that’s already underway.
Manigault Newman told The Hill that “people have been reaching out even in the last 24 hours wanting to tell their stories and wanting to consult with my legal team.”
According to Manigault Newman’s attorney, John Phillips, the implications of the ruling should be “scary” for the former president. He added that he thinks “it is effectively over for this NDA.”
“There are many others who signed this agreement and have, to their knowledge, been bound to some secrecy because they were afraid of the wrath of Mr. Trump,” said J. Wyndal Gordon, another lawyer on Manigault Newman’s team. “However, this case really frees a lot of those who really wanted to have something to say but felt muted.”
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