A.J. Delgado, who served as a spokeswoman and outreach staffer for President TrumpDonald TrumpUkraine's president compares UN to 'a retired superhero' Collins to endorse LePage in Maine governor comeback bid Heller won't say if Biden won election 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 SpicerPsaki defends move to oust Trump appointees from military academy boards Defense & National Security: The post-airlift evacuation struggle Conway and Spicer fire back at White House over board resignation requests MORE, Reince PriebusReinhold (Reince) Richard PriebusWisconsin GOP quietly prepares Ron Johnson backup plans Ex-Sen. Cory Gardner joins lobbying firm Democrats claim vindication, GOP cries witch hunt as McGahn finally testifies MORE and Stephen Bannon, according to Politico.
“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.