Omarosa Files Documents To Join Lawsuit Against Donald Trump For Pay Discrimination Based On Gender
It seems Trump reject and former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman is joining the fight against Trump, who’s being accused of gender discrimination by multiple women.
According to Vox, Newman filed documents on Wednesday to join a lawsuit against Trump and his campaign, alleging pay discrimination on the basis of gender.
“After nearly 20 years inside the Beltway, working for two White Houses and countless political campaigns, I’ve never witnessed such egregious violations as I did during my time under the leadership of Donald Trump and Mike Pence,” Newman said in a statement to Vox.
Omarosa is hoping to join a suit filed by Alva Johnson, a former Trump campaign staffer who says Trump kissed her without her consent in August 2016 AND paid her less than his White male staffers. Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary, called Johnson’s misconduct allegation “absurd,” and a campaign spokesperson argued that her claims about pay were “unfounded.”
“The Trump campaign has never discriminated based on race, ethnicity, gender, or any other basis,” Kayleigh McEnany, national press secretary for the Trump campaign, said. “Any allegation suggesting otherwise is off base and unfounded.”
Newman isn’t accusing Trump of sexual misconduct. Instead, she and her legal squad are saying the Trump campaign had a pattern of paying women and men unequally, paying women staffers nearly 20 PERCENT less than male staffers.
“This case is about two things: Donald Trump’s predation, and his campaign’s discrimination against women and people of color,” said Hassan Zavareei, the lead attorney in the case.
Newman’s allegations come at a time when Trump is waging multiple legal battles, including a sexual assault allegation case from a former Apprentice contestant that is expected to move forward.
Unfortunately, a typical day for the current Cheeto in charge.