Melania Trump’s ex-friend has lawsuit against her dropped over tell-all book

Melania Trump’s former best friend has had a lawsuit against her dropped which sought to confiscate the proceeds from a tell-all book.

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, her ex-adviser, last year released Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady.

The US Justice Department later brought a case against her, seeking to confiscate the proceeds of the book.

It asked the court to set aside the profits from the book in a government trust.

The lawsuit accused her of violating a non-disclosure agreement, according to the Daily Beast.

But US President Joe Biden’s administration has now abandoned the suit, which had been filed last October under former Donald Trump.

Lawyers for the government filed the notice with a judge on Monday, saying it “voluntarily dismisses this action”.

No further detail was given as to why it had been abandoned.

Ms Wolkoff has regularly spoken out on her former friendship.

She claimed the way the former president and his wife would show affection towards each other was by Mrs Trump “telling him how wonderful and great he is”.

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She also recently said Mr Trump would choose his daughter Ivanka, 39, over his wife.

The author said: "She's Donald in a suit, she's Donald one ace in the hole.

"And if Donald had to choose between anyone, it would be Ivanka.”

But Mrs Trump has blasted claims made against her by her ex-pal.

The former First Lady said: "We all know that more often than not, information that could be helpful to children is lost in the noise made by self-serving adults.”

The pair met in 2003 and became friends.

Ms Wolkoff was taken on as an unpaid senior adviser to her in early 2017, shortly after the Trump administration moved into the White House.

They cut ties in February 2018.

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