Attorney Charles Harder is usually representing President Donald Trump’s campaign in its arbitration fight against former senior White House official Omarosa Manigault Newman, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter.
Harder, who is usually best known for representing wrestler Hulk Hogan in his sex-tape lawsuit against right now-defunct gossip site Gawker, was brought on as Manigault Newman published a book with numerous salacious claims against the president.
inside book, titled “Unhinged,” the former “Apprentice” contestant alleges that will Trump is usually in mental decline along with says he’s a racist. She also has given numerous interviews where she’s leaked audio excerpts of chief of staff John Kelly firing her via the Trump administration in December along having a private phone call with the president after her termination.
On Tuesday, a campaign official announced that will the campaign was filing an arbitration complaint against Manigault Newman with the American Arbitration Association in completely new York City. The campaign accused her of breaching her 2016 confidentiality agreement with the Trump campaign.
A spokesman for the Trump campaign did not return requests for comment on Harder’s hiring. Harder declined to comment.
The California-based Harder has represented both the president along with first lady Melania Trump. In 2017, he secured damages along with an apology for the first lady after settling a defamation lawsuit against UK tabloid The Daily Mail. The paper had published an article that will said she worked for an escort service.
Harder also currently represents the president in a California case brought by porn star Stormy Daniels, who is usually suing Trump along with his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. Daniels, whose real name is usually Stephanie Clifford, filed the suit to nullify a non-disclosure deal she signed in exchange for $130,000 before the 2016 election that will barred her via discussing an alleged affair with Trump.
The Trump re-election campaign also paid Harder’s firm, Harder LLP, $93,000 earlier This particular year to fight back against Michael Wolff’s hotly debated White House tell-all book, “Fire along with Fury.”
The firm received two payments for its efforts on Trump’s behalf. One payment of $25,000 was made in January along with another for just over $68,000 was made in February, according to the latest Federal Election Commission filings via the Trump campaign, released Sunday.
The payments to Harder’s firm were largely in compensation for taking on former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who was a major source for the book, along with Wolff, according to sources with direct knowledge of the matter, who spoke on condition of anonymity.