Former Trump campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortFormer White House lawyer sought to pay Manafort, Gates legal fees: report Mueller investigating Russian payments made by Trump Tower meeting organizers: report Cohen questioned for hours in Mueller probe about Trump's dealings with Russia: report MORE’s daughter has filed paperwork to officially change her last name, a move that would distance herself from her father, a convicted felon.

Jessica Manafort filed name-change paperwork in the Manhattan Supreme Court on Friday, according to multiple reports.

She is seeking to take her mother’s maiden name, Bond.

“I would like my new name to be Jessica Anne Bond, in place of my present name,” the 36-year-old wrote in the filing, adding that it “more closely suits [her] profession.”


A judge has yet to approve the request.

The independent filmmaker has already used the name “Jess Bond” professionally with the release of the new film “Rosy,” and told the Los Angeles Times in July that she was pursuing a name change.

“I am a passionate liberal and a registered Democrat and this has been difficult for me,” she told the newspaper. “Although I am ‘the daughter of,’ I am very much my own person and hopefully people can realize that.”

Paul Manafort was found guilty last month on eight counts of tax fraud and bank fraud. He faces a second set of charges in a trial expected to begin later this month.