Trump’s ex-lover filed a motion to dismiss his lawsuit against him and his ex, saying that she was entitled to her money.
The judge, Brett Kavanaugh, denied the motion in the fall of 2016, according to court records.
Trump filed an amended complaint in March of 2018.
Judge Kavanaugh rejected the amended motion in May, saying the Trump campaign was a party to the lawsuit and had “the right to pursue its own defense.”
Trump’s legal team has argued that the amended complaint does not allege a breach of contract, but rather a violation of Trump’s contractual rights.
The Trump campaign, which also is seeking an injunction against Kavanaugh, said in a statement that Kavanaugh has never sued the campaign or filed an official complaint against Trump.
Kavanaugh, however, has represented the campaign since at least 2013, when the Trump Organization bought the Miss USA pageant in New York.
He was one of four Trump Organization employees who won the Miss Universe title.
Kavanaugh’s attorney did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
In the meantime, Kavanaugh’s lawyers have filed a counterclaim that alleges that Trump had threatened to fire him if he did not settle the case.
The lawsuit claims that Kavanaugh’s termination was motivated by his refusal to sign a noncompete agreement.
He had not been offered a job by the Trump organization since March of 2019, the lawsuit claims.
The campaign said in an emailed statement that Trump never made any threats against Kavanaugh and that the campaign has never employed Kavanaugh.
The office of Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, called Kavanaugh’s firing “inappropriate” and said the Republican senator “is a great advocate for women in the United States Senate.”