**FILE** Director of Communications for the White House Public Liaison Office Omarosa Manigault listens during the daily press briefing at the White House, October 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
**FILE** Director of Communications for the White House Public Liaison Office Omarosa Manigault listens during the daily press briefing at the White House, October 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Donald Trump has failed in his legal attempt to stifle a scathing tell-all book by former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman.

Three years after suing Manigault Newman over her book about her time working for the Trump administration from 2017 to 2018, the former president learned that the nondisclosure agreement (NDA) he had her sign at the time she was hired was not legally enforceable.

The Sept. 24 ruling by the American Arbitration Association effectively ended the Trump campaign’s effort to enforce the NDA with Manigault Newman over her book “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House,” saying the terms of the NDA didn’t adhere to typical legal standards, NBC News reported.

Manigault Newman’s attorney John Phillips lauded the decision, which he said will encourage other Trump staffers who had been reluctant to speak because of NDAs.

“People who signed these NDAs should sleep better and speak more freely,” Phillips told the legal publication Law & Crime. “Kudos to Omarosa Manigault Newman for coming forward and taking this on.”

Now Trump will be required to provide a “reasonable” settlement to cover Manigault Newman’s legal fees and costs, Law & Crime reported.

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