Alva Johnson, former Trump campaign worker, filed a lawsuit against the US president Donald Trump, claiming that she was paid less than male and white workers and alleging that Trump kissed her without her consent back in 2016.
According to the filing, female workers were paid $3,865 a month in average while “males were paid $4,568 – a stunning gap of 18.2 percent.”
Johnson is her filing said that Trump campaign “maintained a common policy of paying female employees less than their male counterparts for the same or similar work.”
The White House commented on Johnson’s claim about being kissed without her consent, saying that it is completely false and can be contradicted by eyewitnesses. The request to comment on claims about pay and gender has not been responded to.
Hassan Zavareei, Johnson’s attorney, said that, “This case is about two things: Donald Trump’s predation, and his campaign’s discrimination against women and people of color.”
Omarosa Manigault Newman, former White House adviser and Trump campaign African American outreach director, has submitted a declaration Monday saying “I believe that Donald J. Trump for President Inc. paid me and other similarly situated female employees less than male employees who performed the same or similar job duties under similar working conditions.”
In her interview Newman said, –
“This filing is about examining the gender pay gap in the Trump/Pence campaign. The gender pay gap exists between what men and women were paid during Donald Trump’s first presidential campaign. It also discriminates against minorities.”
“While I strongly suspected I was subjected to pay discrimination while with the Trump Campaign, I have since seen expert analysis confirming this to be true. The numbers don’t lie,” she said.
“After nearly 20 years inside the Beltway, working for two White Houses and countless political campaigns, I’ve never witnessed such egregious violations as I did during my time under the leadership of Donald Trump and Mike Pence. I am joining this effort for women and minorities to help level the playing field in the political arena between men and women. It is time for all of us to blow the whistle on the wrongdoings of this Campaign.”
Natalia Veselnitskaya – official website