GOP Consultant Files Lawsuit Against Trump, Lewandowski for Defamation


cheri jacobusLongtime Republican strategist Cheri Jacobus has filed a defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump and Corey Lewandowski.

Jacobus is not a fan of Trump, and as she spoke out against him, Lewandowski claimed that she came to them “on multiple occasions” attempting to get a job on the campaign. Jacobus vehemently insisted that was false, but Trump himself subsequently tweeted out attacks on her:

Jacobus has made it clear they approached her, not the other way around. She also said this at the time:

According to The New York Times, Jacobus filed the lawsuit, seeking $4 million in damages, asserting that the false claims from Trump and Lewandowski caused “enormous damage to her career and reputation, significant emotional distress.”

Jacobus’ lawsuit also claims that Lewandowski had actually touted how he shouted at Megyn Kelly:

In a second meeting, Ms. Jacobus claims, Mr. Lewandowski bragged about “yelling at Megyn Kelly, a well-known journalist.”

“Lewandowski,” the lawsuit says, “then took from his desk drawer a printed copy of an email from Ailes to Trump in which Ailes communicated to Trump that Trump should let him know what FOX could do to help.”

Trump and Lewandowski may also face a defamation suit from Michelle Fields, something she expressed the possibility of last week.

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