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Omarosa Manigault Newman compares $1.3M win against Trump campaign to David and Goliath

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Some thought it was a long shot, but Omarosa Manigault Newman was victorious in her legal battle against her boss, former President Donald Trump.

The former reality star-turned-White House insider was awarded a $1.3 million judgment for legal fees in a dispute over whether she had violated a Trump campaign nondisclosure agreement.

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Omarosa Manigault Newman is no longer tight with Donald Trump. (Paul Morigi/Getty Images/Getty Images for Sky News)

Last year, arbitrator T. Andrew Brown, of the American Arbitration Association, ruled in Manigault Newman’s favor after the Trump campaign accused of violating a nondisclosure agreement with the release of her 2018 memoir, “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House .”

In the bestselling tome, the ex-Trump confidant described her ex-boss as a racist, who used the N-word, among other explosive claims. After becoming closely aligned with him through the reality TV genre for over a decade, the Howard University alum served by Trump’s side as the assistant to the president and director of communications for the office of public liaison before being axed in December 2017.

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The hefty award handed down Tuesday was determined by Brown, who initially said in his summary judgment that the NDA’s terms went “far beyond what would be reasonably expected to protect,” calling it “overbroad, indefinite, and unreasonable.”

John M. Phillips, Manigault Newman’s $1,250-an-hour attorney, said in a statement the award was “the largest known attorney fee award against a Political Campaign or President we can find.”

“We look forward to receiving a check and will donate a portion of the proceeds to groups who stand up to the suppression of speech,” the lawyer said.

The famous defendant relished the victory in the case, comparing the legal battle to “David vs. Goliath” on social media.

“First year law student vs. #45’s entire legal team,” Manigault Newman tweeted.

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The former “Apprentice” star noted that she is currently studying law at Southern University Law Center.

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According to reports, the Trump campaign intends to appeal the ruling but since it chose binding arbitration, it may not be able to do so.



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