Trump campaign must pay Omarosa’s whopping legal fees following unsuccessful lawsuit

Former President Donald Trump’s unsuccessful bid to sue Omarosa Manigault Newman for writing a tell-all book about her time serving in the White House resulted in his campaign being forced to pay $1.3 million in her legal fees.

Newman was originally sued by the Trump campaign in 2018 for allegedly violating a nondisclosure agreement by publishing her book, titled “Unhinged.” The case’s arbitrator awarded the massive amount on Tuesday.

“Respondent was defending herself in a claim which was extensively litigated for more than three years, against an opponent who undoubtedly commanded far greater resources than did respondent,” claimed the arbitrator, according to The New York Times.

John Phillips, Newman’s lawyer, also responded to the ruling, saying that he believes it will send “a message that weaponized litigation will not be tolerated.”

Newman served as then-President Trump’s assistant as well as Office of Public Liaison director of communications but was fired in 2017 after she was reportedly caught abusing the car service for the White House. She went on to have a rather ugly, public battle of words and pen her “insider’s account of the Trump White House.”

Social media reaction to the ruling was mixed, though most people believe the victory to be only symbolic, and don’t think she’ll ever actually see the amount of money awarded:


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