Omarosa Manigualt-Newman is the latest former Trump aide to land a book deal, DailyMail.com can reveal, and it promises to be the juiciest yet.
The former assistant to the president has signed a seven-figure deal with Gallery Books – a division of Simon & Schuster – seven months after her dramatic departure from the White House.
Details of the contract remain under wraps, but the new book will be a bright spot for Omarosa who has had a tough transition back to civilian life since leaving Washington.
The book is expected to be published next month.
Sources tell DailyMail.com that she has been a bit ‘downhearted’ dealing with the aftermath of being exiled by the man who she once called her friend.
‘Once she was gone from the White House, Trump cut her off completely. He never tweeted about her or said a bad thing like he’s done to others; but he ceased all correspondences with her,’ the insider claimed.
The 44-year-old has since struggled to book speaking gigs or appearances, and waited to secure the best publishing deal.
‘She was smart to drop nuggets of information while on Celebrity Big Brother to get people tantalized. That certainly helped in her finally getting the best publishing,’ the source said.
‘She knew that Celebrity Big Brother might be make or break for her landing a book deal and she maximized that moment.’
Omarosa, who served as director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison, was supposedly fired on December 13, 2017 following reports of an altercation with Chief of Staff John Kelly.
Her controversial termination made headlines after it was reported that security had to carry her out of the White House.
She later denied those claims and insisted she had resigned from her post.
The former Apprentice star then appeared on Good Morning America in an exclusive interview with Michael Strahan where she repeatedly teased that she had a ‘story’ to tell.
‘I have seen things that have made me uncomfortable, that have upset me, that have affected me deeply and emotionally,’ she said.
Her dramatic interview, however, did not move GMA anchor Robin Roberts, who believed her appearance was her own shameless plug for a book deal and dismissed her antics with ‘Bye, Felicia,’ a pop culture catch-phrase.
Omarosa is expected to include some of the stories she shared and the ones she teased to Strahan in the upcoming book.
Omarosa then joined the cast of CBS’s Celebrity Big Brother where she made headlines for comparing the White House to a plantation; saying she was ‘haunted’ by Trump’s tweets ‘every single day;’ and telling house guest Ross Matthews that she didn’t think America was in good hands.
‘No, it’s not gonna be okay,’ she said, appearing to tear up.
She ended up being the fifth runner-up on the show, evicted during the show’s two-hour finale. But she had created plenty of headlines and melodrama along the way.
After the finale of the CBS reality series, her career appeared to come to a screeching halt.
Omarosa moved back to Jacksonville, Florida full time, where her husband, Pastor John Newman is based.
He leads The Sanctuary at Mt. Calvary Church in Jacksonville.
On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Omarosa has been interviewed by federal investigators in the Trump-Cohen probe.
Omarosa previously worked as an editor for OK! Magazine and now-defunct Reality Weekly – which is owned by American Media Inc – which has been accused of paying off former Playboy model Karen McDougal for her story about her affair with the president.
The WSJ reports that Cohen had handled a dispute between Omarosa and AMI after she sued the company over its coverage of her brother’s murder in 2011.
SOURCE: Daily Mail – Karen Ruiz