President Donald Trump’s campaign has filed an arbitration action against Omarosa Manigault-Newman for allegedly violating a 2016 confidentiality agreement. In a statement, Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign said it had filed an arbitration with the “American Arbitration Association in New York City, for breach of her 2016 confidentiality agreement[.]” An official told The Washington Examiner the campaign is “seeking millions of dollars in retaliation” for her “egregious” violations, and may seek “ill-gotten profits” that come from sales of her new tell-all memoir. In the agreement Manigault-Newman allegedly signed before joining the campaign, she agreed to “keep proprietary information about the president, his companies or his family confidential,” along with never disparaging the Trump family during and after employment. While Manigault-Newman has denied signing a nondisclosure agreement before starting her role in the Trump administration, the campaign claims that an agreement she signed in 2016 “remains in force” because the campaign organization never ceased operations. Manigault-Newman has 14 days to respond to the arbitration.
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