The Justice Department filed a complaint against Melania Trump’s former friend on the Tell-All Book

The complaint alleges that Volkoff violated the nondisclosure agreement and demanded a profit from the book to be protected in a government trust. He also says the first lady, her chief of staff or the White House adviser’s office did not receive a draft of the book from Volkoff and that the former adviser never sought authorization to disclose details of his work to the first lady.

CNN has reached out to the Justice Department for comment.

Volkoff told CNN in a statement that she “will not be disappointed with this bullying tactic.”

“The use of the U.S. Department of Justice by the President and First Lady to silence me is a violation of my First Amendment rights and a reprehensible abuse of the government to pursue their own personal interests and goals,” Wolkoff said. “The White House terminated the agreement when I fulfilled all the terms of the Gratuity Service Agreement and the Privacy Provisions. Has done. “

The filing was first reported by Reuters.

Volkoff’s book, “Melania and I: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady,” results in Volkoff’s personal relationship with the executive and Melania Trump, including a private conversation between the two.

Volkoff, a former Vogue magazine employee who oversaw the dollar-high events, had known Melania Trump for more than a decade when she was hired to organize the inauguration of President Donald Trump. She was also Trump’s first hire for the East Wing, working as the first lady’s senior advisor, writing speeches and helping craft what would become the “Be Best” platform. While working for the East Wing, Volkoff was a special government employee, meaning he was not paid for his services.
An investigation into the inauguration activities revealed Volkoff’s relationship with the first lady, allegedly during the planning and execution of the inauguration, allegedly by the amount of money from Volkoff and his events pay firm, according to CNN.
In his book, Volkoff describes the inauguration plan as a snapped effort, claiming that the incoming president did not understand who was behind the planning of the event.

Volkoff also detailed her efforts, and Melania allegedly prevented the president’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, from appearing in photos of the presidential swearing-in ceremony.

Walk off Fay also made a secret recording with the first lady, in which Melania Trump expressed frustration over the Trump administration’s criticism of the immigrant family’s policy of separation.

The East Wing had earlier insisted that Volkoff had violated the nondisclosure agreement. After releasing the recording to the press, First Lady female staffer Stephanie Grisham said in a statement: “Secretly tapping the First Lady and intentionally breaking the NDA to publish Sullivan’s book is a clear attempt at consistency.”

This is not the first time the Justice Department has gone after former Trump employees published books about their working hours at the White House.

The department has sued President Trump over his tenure as White House national security adviser to prevent the publication of John Bolton’s book, “The Room Where It Happened.”
In 2016, Melania Trump sued the Daily Mail for making false claims about her work as a professional model. In April 2017, the publisher apologized to Trump and agreed to pay 9 92.9 million in damages in the settlement.

CNN’s Kate Bennett, Caroline Kelly and Caitlin Polantz contributed to this report.