2020-10-14 08:08

Justice Department Sues Melania Trump’s Former BFF Over Dishy Tell-All 7O5世界播



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The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against Melania Trump’s former best friend, accusing her of breaking a non-disclosure agreement and not submitting a draft of her tell-all book about her relationship with the first lady to the federal government for pre-publication review. 7O5世界播


Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, the planner of President Donald Trump’s 2017 inauguration, penned Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady about the sudden souring of her relationship with the first lady. The look into Melania’s inner circle, published nearly two months ago, painted an unflattering portrait of the first lady, as did several clandestine recordings Wolkoff later shared. 7O5世界播

斯蒂芬妮·温斯顿·沃尔科夫(Stephanie Winston Wolkoff)是唐纳德·特朗普(Donald Trump)总统2017年就职典礼的策划人,她撰写了《梅拉尼娅和我:我与第一夫人友谊的兴衰》(Melania And My Friendship of My Friendship With the第一夫人)一书,讲述了她与。近两个月前发表的对梅拉尼娅核心圈子的调查,为第一夫人描绘了一幅不讨好的肖像,沃尔科夫后来分享的几段秘密录音也是如此。7O5世界播

Filed in Washington, D.C. District Court, the lawsuit accuses Wolkoff of breach of contract and breach of fiduciary obligations. Justice Department prosecutors contend that a “gratuitous services agreement” Wolkoff and Melania Trump signed in August 2017 had no end date and that Wolkoff had access to sensitive “deliberative information” about the the first lady’s duties, similar to claims the agency made when attempting to keep the book, which was published in September, from store shelves. 7O5世界播


“This was a contract with the United States and therefore enforceable by the United States,” Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said. 7O5世界播

司法部发言人凯里·库佩克(Kerri Kupec)说:“这是与美国签订的合同,因此美国可以强制执行。”7O5世界播

Wolkoff’s attorneys previously called the claims “unfounded and meritless” and said the contract had been terminated more than two years ago. 7O5世界播


Justice Department lawyers wrote, “Ms. Wolkoff agreed, among other things, ‘that [she was] specifically prohibited from publishing, reproducing or otherwise divulging any such information to any unauthorized person or entity in whole or in part.’” The Department has requested the court redirect any profits earned from the book to the federal government via a constructive trust. 7O5世界播


The first lady’s chief of staff Stephanie Grisham referred The Daily Beast’s questions on Tuesday afternoon to the Justice Department. 7O5世界播

周二下午,第一夫人的幕僚长斯蒂芬妮·格里沙姆(Stephanie Grisham)将“每日野兽”的问题提交给了司法部。7O5世界播

The Daily Beast first reported the Justice Department’s threats to sue Wolkoff in late September and on Wolkoff’s assistance in a federal probe into the financing of the inauguration. 7O5世界播

“每日野兽报”(Daily Beast)在9月下旬首次报道了司法部威胁要起诉沃尔科夫,以及沃尔科夫协助联邦政府调查就职典礼资金的情况。7O5世界播

The charges against Wolkoff, who has been close friends with the first lady for years and previously served as her volunteer adviser when President Donald Trump first took office, come after the 49-year-old leaked at least one 2018 secret recording of Melanie Trump. 7O5世界播

沃尔科夫与第一夫人多年来一直是亲密的朋友,此前曾在唐纳德·特朗普(Donald Trump)总统首次上任时担任她的志愿者顾问。此前,49岁的沃尔科夫泄露了至少一段2018年梅勒妮·特朗普(Melanie Trump)的秘密录音。7O5世界播

In one of the tapes played by CNN host Anderson Cooper earlier this month, the first lady can be heard saying to Wolkoff: “I’m working like—my ass off—on Christmas stuff, you know? Who gives a fuck about Christmas stuff and decorations? But I need to do it, right?” 7O5世界播

在本月早些时候CNN主持人安德森·库珀(Anderson Cooper)播放的一盘录音带中,可以听到第一夫人对沃尔科夫说:“我在忙着做圣诞节的事情,你知道吗?”谁他妈的在乎圣诞用品和装饰品?但我必须这么做,对吗?“。7O5世界播

Later in the July 2018 exchange, Melanie continues: “Then I do it. And I say that I’m working on Christmas planning for the Christmas. And they said, ‘Oh, what about the children that they were separated?’ Give me a fucking break. Where they were saying anything when Obama did that?” Melania also expresses similar antipathy towards the press in the conversation, stating the “liberal media” are against her. 7O5世界播


During her interview with Cooper, Wolkoff described the first lady as having an “internal conflict” about her varying roles. 7O5世界播


The Justice Department has filed suit over Trump tell-all books before. In June, the agency sued former National Security Advisr John Bolton to block the publication of his White House memoir, The Room Where It Happened, and reroute the profits from it into a government trust. 7O5世界播

司法部之前曾就特朗普的泄密书籍提起诉讼。今年6月,该机构起诉前国家安全顾问约翰·博尔顿(John Bolton),要求其阻止他的白宫回忆录“发生过的房间”(The Room What It Here)的出版,并将从中获得的利润转移到一家政府信托基金。7O5世界播

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