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Former Trump staffer suing Trump, campaign over sex discrimination

Former Trump staffer suing Trump, campaign over sex discrimination
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A.J. Delgado, who served as a spokeswoman and outreach staffer for President TrumpDonald John TrumpPennsylvania Supreme Court strikes down GOP bid to stop election certification Biden looks to career officials to restore trust, morale in government agencies Sunday shows preview: US health officials brace for post-holiday COVID-19 surge MORE’s 2016 campaign, sued the campaign and Trump himself for pregnancy and sex discrimination Monday, according to Politico.

In her lawsuit, filed in federal court in Manhattan, Delgado alleged she was pulled from the campaign trail shortly before the 2016 election after telling senior staffers she was pregnant. After her announcement, the suit claims, campaign officials “stripped Plaintiff of her job responsibilities and duties throughout for the remainder of her employment from late December of 2016 and through the Inauguration in late January of 2017.”

The complaint also names Trump’s transition organization, Trump for America (TFA), and then-top aides Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerRealClearPolitics editor corrects Giuliani on Pennsylvania claim: 'This is false' Job-seeking Trump officials likely to get chilly reception on K Street Trump challenges electoral process as hopes for victory fade MORE, Reince PriebusReinhold (Reince) Richard PriebusFauci says he has not talked to Biden: He doesn't want to 'put me in a compromised position' Trump adviser says president will give Biden 'a little bit more room to explain himself' at next debate Priebus expecting Trump win in election that will go 'down to the wire' MORE and Stephen Bannon, according to Politico.

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“Plaintiff immediately and inexplicably stopped receiving emails and other communications from the Campaign and TFA, including about projects on which she was currently working,” the lawsuit says. “Plaintiff was excluded from participating in the communications work of the Inauguration or in any capacity, even though she was still formally part of the Communications Transition team.”

Delgado said she became pregnant after an affair with then-Trump campaign staffer Jason Miller, who was slated to serve as White House communications director before the reports emerged.

Miller later sued the now-defunct political news outlet Splinter News for reporting on claims from Delgado regarding a paternity proceeding and arbitration with the campaign. A judge ruled against Miller's libel suit but the decision is under appeal.

The Hill has reached out to the Trump campaign for comment.