Another Woman Wants to Nullify a Trump-Related NDA

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Jessica Denson, a former supervisor for Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, has sued the campaign organization—Donald Trump for President Inc.—seeking to nullify a nondisclosure agreement that has prevented her from speaking about discrimination she says she experienced on the job, Bloomberg reports.

From Bloomberg:

She had earlier filed a discrimination case against Donald Trump for President Inc. in New York state court, but the campaign sought to enforce the confidentiality deal, filing an arbitration claim asserting $1.5 million in damages. Denson’s confidentiality agreement, a copy of which was filed with the lawsuit, prohibits disparagement and disclosure of confidential information about Trump, his company and family members including Eric and Donald Jr., Ivanka, Tiffany and even Barron, the president’s 12-year-old son. Denson sought a judge’s order to declare the NDA unenforceable because it violates public policy and is too vague and too broad.


Denson is the third woman who has tried to void an NDA associated with Trump, joining Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal.

In her original discrimination suit, Bloomberg reports, Denson said that, after she was promoted, a supervisor made “derogatory and demeaning comments.” She also alleges that the same supervisor directed her co-worker to steal her laptop and files, and accused her of leaking Trump’s tax returns.

Denson is representing herself in this case. Daniels’s lawyer, Michael Avenatti, has says he has been approached by a few other women about the possibility of breaking their NDAs, but would not comment on whether or not Denson was one of them.

Denson’s case is not about Trump, but it really makes you wonder how many women there are out there being kept quiet about their own personal Shark Week by Trump’s eager legal team.

Contributing Writer, writing my first book for the Dial Press called The Lonely Hunter, follow me on Twitter @alutkin

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Pumpkin Andy is Orange

I live in an area where there’s institutionalized public corruption, and the pattern is always the same. A grab for power and money, the hell with what’s legal, because everyone can later get bought off. So with Trump, it’s steal, lie, cheat, misrepresent, threaten, pay off with an NDA. If you can pay to keep your mistakes, crimes, and bad acts in the dark, the beat goes on and on.