Report: Trump campaign CEO fired disabled new mom
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP senator introduces bill to hold online platforms liable for political bias Rubio responds to journalist who called it 'strange' to see him at Trump rally Rubio responds to journalist who called it 'strange' to see him at Trump rally MORE’s campaign CEO fired a new mother suffering from multiple sclerosis while she was on maternity leave, according to a new report.

Julia Panely-Pacetti sued Stephen Bannon over her termination in September 2005, The New York Post reported Monday.


“Julia Panely-Pacetti, a new mother who suffers from multiple sclerosis, was terminated by defendants from her position as head of public relations and corporate marketing because of her sex and her disability,” the lawsuit, which was filed in a federal court in Manhattan, charges.

Panely-Pacetti’s suit adds that she was fired “while she was on a protected Family and Medical Leave Act maternity leave, even though she had been forced to continue performing her job responsibilities from home throughout her maternity leave.”

The Post said Panely-Pacetti reported directly to Bannon while working at American Vantage Companies.

A September 2006 court document states the suit against Bannon was settled, the newspaper added, but no details are publicly available.

“Ms. Panely-Pacetti was not fired but laid off with all the personnel in her entire division during a corporate restructuring where the parent company exited its international sales and marketing business, and shut down its communications department,” a spokeswoman for Bannon said Monday.

Trump, the GOP’s presidential nominee, appointed Bannon his campaign’s CEO during an overhaul of his team earlier this month.

Bannnon, the chairman of Breitbart News, was brought on after informally advising Trump for several months despite having no campaign experience.

Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFive takeaways from Trump's 2020 kickoff rally Five takeaways from Trump's 2020 kickoff rally Trump jokes he'd get 'electric chair' if he deleted even one 'love note' email to Melania MORE has repeatedly used Bannon’s addition to Trump’s team to link the billionaire with the “alt-right” movement.

Clinton said last week Trump’s campaign represents a “radical fringe” taking over the GOP and stoking America’s racial tensions.

“The de facto merger between Breitbart and the Trump campaign represents a landmark achievement for the alt-right,” she said in Reno, Nev.

“Of course, there’s always been a paranoid fringe in our politics, steeped in racial resentment,” the Democratic presidential nominee added. "But it’s never had the nominee of a major party stoking it, encouraging it and giving it a national microphone — until now."

Citing court documents, the Post reported last week that Bannon's now ex-wife accused him of attacking her in 1996.

Bannon allegedly grabbed Mary Louise Piccard by the arm and the throat during the incident.

Bannon was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence, battery and dissuading a witness, but the charges were dropped when Piccard did not appear in court. 

--This report was updated at 2:15 p.m.