Alina Habba: Trump's glamorous lawyer settles suit that accused her of using of N-word while rapping
BEDMINSTER, NEW JERSEY: One of Donald Trump's bulldog lawyers, Alina Habba allegedly settled a lawsuit in New Jersey in which she was accused of using the n-word repeatedly on her office premises.
The suit was filed by Na'Syia Drayton, a former paralegal at Habba Madaio and Associates, a law firm based in New Jersey. 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, one of them was 'Ruff Ryder's Anthem by the late DMX' which 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 Fu@k and Lollipop by Lil Wayne', the latter being about oral sex, and N***** in Paris by Jay-Z and Kanye West. Along with Habba, her legal partner, Michael Madaio is also another defendant mentioned in the suit. Drayton is a former employee of the firm who worked between November 2021 and June 2022 and later, resigned on June 9.
The lawsuit explains that Habba 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." In a response suit given by Abba, Drayton was also accused of "trying to be offended." The suit further detailed a list of instances claiming Habba was a racist. On another occasion, Habba referred to someone in the office as a 'cheap Jew' in front of a Jewish human resources employee.
In the lawsuit, Drayton also alleged that Habba suggested that Drayton order the fried chicken because her people like that dish. When Drayton confronted Habba over her singing songs with racist connotations, Habba replied, "Everybody listens to Kanye West—and, I’m not allowed to?" She then went on to say that she would continue to "listen to whatever music I want to listen to, and I'm not going to feel uncomfortable with that."She also added, "I love hip hop - always have, always will... I'm taking serious offense to this, frankly. Very serious offense." Drayton maintained in the court documents that while she was impressed with Habba's work ethic, she feared her "explosive temper."
However, the case has now reached a settlement. There are no details regarding how much Habba paid to settle the lawsuit or it is not sure if there were any finances involved. Drayton's lawyer, Jacqueline L. Tillman said, "We reached a resolution, but I cannot comment on the details." Habba is currently representing Donald Trump in a New York tax fraud probe. Meanwhile, in an earlier incident, Habba referred to New York Attorney General Letitia James as that 'black b***h.' through a hallway in her law firm's office. This went on to become a controversial issue and James has filed multiple civil lawsuits against her and the Trump Organization.