The US Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against a former aide to Melania Trump over a book detailing the US first lady.
The department said that Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, author of “Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady,” published last month, had pledged not to disclose information about President Donald Trump’s wife, which she collected while working as a volunteer at the White House.
Wolkoff worked without pay for Melania from 2017-2018. While she was not a federal employee, according to the lawsuit, she signed a binding federal “contract” known as a free services agreement.
Under the agreement, it was “specifically prohibited from publishing, reproducing, or disclosing any similar information to any person or entity that is totally or partially unauthorized.”
She was also prohibited from profiting from what she had learned in the White House, without the approval of the White House attorney, according to the lawsuit.
The book says it unveils the former model of Slovenian origin, who has become the third wife of the billionaire real estate mogul who took over the presidency of the United States. The book depicts a more energetic and assertive picture of Melania, portraying her as a worm rival of the president’s daughter, Ivanka, who describes her and her husband, Jared Kushner, as “snakes.”
The relationship between Wolkoff and the president and his wife worsened over a scandal involving millions of dollars whose fate was unknown at the president’s inauguration in January 2017, which she helped raise.
Earlier this year, the Attorney General of Washington filed a lawsuit against the Inauguration Organizing Committee and the Trump Organization for Business Activities, believing that the Trump family had made huge profits from the events.
The lawsuit is based on communications and records from Walkove as evidence.
The lawsuit alleges that Wilcove has not been freed from her obligations to show her the book to Melania Trump and the White House attorney after she stopped working there.
And warned the Ministry of Justice and Lovecove and its publisher “Simon & Shuster” last July, of the possibility of violating the agreement.
The lawsuit requests all of the book’s profits and luck.