Trump’s glamorous NJ lawyer settles lawsuit that accused her of using the n-word in public

Trump’s NJ lawyer who claimed she can’t be racist because ‘I am a f*****g minority myself’ settles lawsuit that accused her of using n-word while rapping Kanye West at work and calling NY AG Letita James ‘that black b***h’

  • Donald Trump’s current go-to lawyer Alina Habba quietly settled a lawsuit brought by a former employee, the only black employee at her New Jersey firm 
  • Paralegal Na’Syia Drayton accused Habba of singing along to hip-hop songs inside the office that repeatedly made use of the n-word
  • Drayton said in her suit that the music was played as the white attorneys attempted to pump themselves up for court appearances 
  • In another incident, Drayton said that Habba loudly referred to New York Attorney General Letitia James as ‘that black bi**h’
  • When accused of racism, Habba yelled at Drayton: ‘I’m not white, I was bullied for being Arab’
  • It’s not clear how much, if anything, Habba had to pay in order to settle the suit 

One of Donald Trump‘s bulldog lawyers quietly settled a lawsuit of her own in New Jersey in which she was accused of using the n-word in order to pump herself up for court appearances involving the ex-president. 

Attorney Alina Habba is also accused of calling New York’s Attorney General Letitia James a ‘black b***h,’ according to the lawsuit that filed in July 2022 in Middlesex County, Jersey.

When confronted about her alleged racism by her accuser, Habba said: ‘I am a f***ing minority myself… I’m not white. I used to be bullied because I am Arab.’ 

The suit was brought by Na’Syia Drayton, a former paralegal at Habba Madaio and Associates, a law firm based in New Jersey, close to Trump’s Bedminster Golf Club. 

In recent times, Habba has become the former Apprentice host’s go-to legal counsel. She has made several appearances on the ex-president’s favorite news programs in order to defend him on various issues. 

Drayton alleged in her lawsuit that prior to court appearances that involved Trump that the white lawyers would gather in a room in order to play rap music

Drayton alleged in her lawsuit that prior to court appearances that involved Trump that the white lawyers would gather in a room in order to play rap music

According to the lawsuit, Habba once told the plaintiff: 'I am a f***ing minority myself'

According to the lawsuit, Habba once told the plaintiff: ‘I am a f***ing minority myself’

In other incident, Habba stormed through a hallway in the law firm's office and referred to New York Attorney General Letitia James as that 'black b***h'

In other incident, Habba stormed through a hallway in the law firm’s office and referred to New York Attorney General Letitia James as that ‘black b***h’

 Habba was named in the lawsuit alongside her legal partner, Michael Madaio. Drayton worked at the firm between November 2021 and June 2022. She resigned on June 9. The lawsuit was filed on August 19.

Drayton alleged in her lawsuit that prior to court appearances that involved Trump that the white lawyers would gather in a room in order to play rap music. 

Among those songs was the Ruff Ryder’s Anthem by the late DMX that begins with the lyrics: ‘N***** wanna try, n***** wanna lie, Then n***** wonder why n***** wanna die.’

Other songs named in the suit include Rich Ass [email protected] and Lollipop by Lil Wayne, the latter being about oral sex, and N***** in Paris by Jay-Z and Kanye West. 

Drayton was the firm’s only black employee.  

According to the lawsuit, when Drayton confronted Habba over her alleged racism, Habba replied: ‘Everybody listens to Kanye West—and, I’m not allowed to?’

Habba also said that she would continue to ‘listen to what ever music I want to listen to, and I’m not going to feel uncomfortable to that.’ 

She went on: ‘I love hip hop – always have, always will… I’m taking serious offense to this, frankly. Very serious offense.’ 

The attorney justified her use of derogatory words by saying that she had ‘spoken’ to her black chauffeur about the music. 

The lawsuit says the driver said ‘that he loved Kanye West and frequently played hip hop music for her when she was being chauffeured around by him.’

Trump's lawyer Alina Habba pictured with the ex-president in March 2022. She wrote in the caption: 'Fighting for #45 and our democracy'

Trump’s lawyer Alina Habba pictured with the ex-president in March 2022. She wrote in the caption: ‘Fighting for #45 and our democracy’

In recent times, Habba has become the former Apprentice host's go-to legal counsel. She has made several appearances on the ex-president's favorite news programs in order to defend him on various issues

In recent times, Habba has become the former Apprentice host’s go-to legal counsel. She has made several appearances on the ex-president’s favorite news programs in order to defend him on various issues

The lawsuit says that Habba also denied Drayton's racism allegations saying: 'I am a f***ing minority myself... I'm not white. I used to be bullied because I am Arab

The lawsuit says that Habba also denied Drayton’s racism allegations saying: ‘I am a f***ing minority myself… I’m not white. I used to be bullied because I am Arab

The lawsuit says that Habba also denied Drayton’s racism allegations saying: ‘I am a f***ing minority myself… I’m not white. I used to be bullied because I am Arab.’

Drayton was also accused of ‘trying to be offended,’ according to the suit.  

In other incident, Habba stormed through a hallway in the law firm’s office and referred to New York Attorney General Letitia James as that ‘black b***h.’ 

James’ office has filed multiple civil lawsuits against the Trump Organization and is actively working with the district attorney’s office in Manhattan with regards to criminal investigation into the group. 

In her lawsuit, Drayton maintained in the court documents that while she was impressed with Habba's work ethic, she feared her 'explosive temper

In her lawsuit, Drayton maintained in the court documents that while she was impressed with Habba’s work ethic, she feared her ‘explosive temper

On another occasion, Habba referred to someone as a ‘cheap Jew’ in front of a Jewish human resources employee.  

While out to dinner as a company, Habba suggested that Drayton order the fried chicken because her people like that dish, the lawsuit alleges. 

Prior to confronting Habba, the attorney asked Drayton if she was a good fit for the legal office. The paralegal responded that she perhaps wasn’t being herself because she was too cold. 

On June 9, Drayton sent an email in which she said the real reason that she stayed in her own office was because she was ‘uncomfortable.’ 

Drayton maintained in the court documents that while she was impressed with Habba’s work ethic, she feared her ‘explosive temper.’ 

According to her LinkedIn page, prior to working at Habba Madaio and Associates, Drayton worked at Habba’s former firm, Sandelands Eyet LLP. 

Drayton is a graduate of Bloomfield College and the William Paterson University of New Jersey.  

During at least one occasion, an unhappy Habba walked through the office and said: ‘I have a feeling that somebody is going to be fired today.’ 

It isn’t known how much Habba paid to settle the lawsuit. It’s possible that she didn’t have to pay anything at all. 

Habba is an attorney representing Trump in multiple cases including the New York Attorney General's civil probe into his family real estate empire

Habba is an attorney representing Trump in multiple cases including the New York Attorney General’s civil probe into his family real estate empire

According to the Daily Beast’s reporting, covertly recorded meetings played a part in the lawsuit. The website also says that Habba’s law firm never filed an official response in court. 

Drayton’s lawyer, Jacqueline L. Tillman, said of the settlement: ‘We reached a resolution, but I cannot comment on the details.’ 

Habba is representing Donald Trump in a New York tax fraud probe.

In August, she told a court that she thoroughly searched his Mar-a-Lago home for documents – less than a week before the Justice Department subpoenaed him in an investigation over his handling of highly classified records.

Though the investigations are separate, the revelation that Habba performed a ‘diligent’ search of Trump’s office raises new questions about the level of exposure other people had to top secret government files that the ex-president was keeping at his Florida home.

An August court filing sheds light into what the Justice Department recovered when it raided Trump’s Mar-a-Lago mansion earlier this month. 

Filings have suggested the government found he was in possession of highly sensitive information, some of which had come from human sources.

Another of the former president’s attorneys signed a statement in June asserting that no classified documents were left on the property following a visit from Justice Department investigators.

That was undercut during the raid on August 8, when officials say FBI agents retrieved double the number of classified documents they were given during the June meeting.

It’s heaped new scrutiny on a months-old court filing in Trump’s New York case that was resurfaced by Politico on Wednesday.

In it, Habba claimed she looked for Trump Organization financial documents in many of the same places that the Justice Department would later describe finding top secret documents.

Habba had signed a document swearing she searched for papers in relation to a subpoena from New York Attorney General Letitia James – whose office alleges Trump had been using knowingly misleading financial statements in his business deals for more than a decade.

The lawyer said in the May 5 filing that she looked in ‘all desks, drawers, nightstands, dressers, closets, etc.’

Habba told a New York court that she searched Mar-a-Lago for documents related to Attorney General James' subpoena

Habba told a New York court that she searched Mar-a-Lago for documents related to Attorney General James’ subpoena

Prosecutors on Tuesday revealed that Trump’s desks were among the places where classified files were found in addition to ‘both the Storage Room and in the former President’s office.’

But it’s not clear yet whether Habba came across any of the top secret records sought by the Justice Department in their separate probe.

The Justice Department’s recent filing suggests the pages would have been easy to delineate from others because they ‘had colored cover sheets indicating their classification status.

Habba ended up telling a New York state court that she did not find the financial documents that James was seeking.

That May 5 filing in the Empire State also included a sworn affidavit from Trump himself that he ‘authorized Alina Habba to search my private residence and personal office located at The Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida for any and all documents responsive to the Subpoena.’

Six days later, the Justice Department served a subpoena in their separate investigation into his handling of classified documents sought by the National Archives.

It happened at a time when investigators and National Archives officials were reportedly growing frustrated with Trump and his legal team’s slow-walking the document retrieval process.

The Tuesday filing indicates the Justice Department believed Trump was deliberately concealing the documents from the federal government – which ultimately led to their retrieval via an unannounced search operation.

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