Protect Democracy reports:
On October 11, 2023, a judge issued a sweeping victory for former Trump campaign staffer Jessica Denson, signing off on a class-action settlement that will permanently free all 2016 Trump Campaign workers from the Campaign’s illegal NDA.
Denson first sued to invalidate the NDA in 2018 as a pro se litigant, won an initial decision in March 2021 invalidating the NDA for herself, and today, some five years later, a federal judge ruled that her victory extends to all who signed the overly broad and illegal NDA.
The decision goes well beyond the Campaign’s concessions in the case, ensuring the permanent class-wide invalidation of the NDA enjoys the force of law.
“We just achieved a massive victory for free speech, in the face of a wannabe authoritarian who threatens American democracy to this day,” said Jessica Denson.
“From what began as one woman’s fight, the excuses for silence have been lifted, and this illegal barrier between truth and the American people is forever removed. Democracy dies in fear and silence, but only if we let it. We refused, and we won.”
All former campaign staffers, independent contractors, and volunteers are now free to speak their minds about Donald Trump and his campaign without fear of lawsuit or legal threats. Denson was represented by Protect Democracy, Bowles & Johnson PLLC, and Ballard Spahr LLP.
Read the full press release.
🚨MASSIVE WIN!! In the midst of dark times, it was a beautiful & victorious day in a New York courthouse, where Judge Gardephe ordered our class action settlement into law, forever voiding hundreds of Trump NDAs. Massive victory for truth & democracy! No more excuses for silence! https://t.co/0aBh66Gedi pic.twitter.com/h4DMHQOwNx
— Jessica Denson 🇺🇸 🇺🇦 (@JessicaDenson07) October 11, 2023
NEW: @JessicaDenson07‘s victory to free herself from the 2016 Trump Campaign’s illegal NDA now holds the force of law & applies to *all* signers.
This means no candidate for public office may hide critical info from the public behind overly broad NDAs. https://t.co/U8lCbyk8xt
— Protect Democracy (@protctdemocracy) October 11, 2023