Ex-Trump aide files defamation suit over abuse allegations

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Trump aide and U.S. House candidate in Ohio has filed a defamation lawsuit over allegations of physical abuse that his former girlfriend and White House colleague is leveling while promoting her new book.

Republican Max Miller is a candidate for Ohio’s 16th House District and has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump.

A complaint he filed in Cleveland Tuesday against former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham says her Washington Post column about the book is “replete with libelous and defamatory false statements.”

A Cuyahoga County judge has denied Miller’s request for an immediate restraining order. A hearing is set for Oct. 13.

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