Now that it’s been three whole years since Trump’s initial campaign for President got into full swing, there’s very little left of the details of that shady operation that aren’t already public knowledge: All of the overlooking prior crimes to hire people, all of the planning to steal millions from the inaugural committee — even the quid pro quo that happened in Trump Tower as the effort to get a building with the same name built in Moscow was still ongoing.
But one of the things that everyone seems to forget about from the Trump campaign is the non-disclosure agreements that Trump required potential staffers to sign before he would hire them. We have written about them plenty, but it’s seemed pretty clear that they were unenforceable from the beginning, given that so many people have written books, given interviews, and admitted dirty secrets from inside the Trump apparatus without legal repercussions.
Now one woman who has faced the wrath of Trump is trying to get them all officially dismissed.
Jessica Denson was an actress and journalist who sued the Trump campaign back in November of 2017 to try to quash her own NDA after she was ordered to pay $50,000 to the Trump campaign in retaliation for filing a lawsuit that alleged “pervasive slander, aggravated harassment, attempted theft, cyberbullying and sexual discrimination and harassment” at the hands of her supervisor on the campaign.
At that time, the only efforts to quash NDAs were individual ones; you’ll remember adult film actress Stormy Daniels filed a similar suit as did former Playboy model Karen McDougal.
Now Denson has filed a class action suit that would void all NDAs that the Trump campaign required its hires and volunteers to sign, citing “impermissibly vague” restrictions on speech and “grievous financial penalty for the mere act of criticizing” the President or his family.
The suit was first reported by BuzzFeed News on Wednesday.
Broadly speaking, the invalidation of all NDAs signed during the Trump campaign could unleash a tsunami of unsavory information about Trump himself and the inner workings of the campaign, and could cause perhaps the biggest hit so far to the President’s approval rating.
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