All Seasons Press, which published Meadows’ memoir The Chief’s Chief in 2021, is seeking nearly $3 million in damages
Mark Meadows‘ book publisher has sued the former Trump administration chief of staff over breach of contract allegations relating to false claims he made regarding the 2020 Presidential Election.
In the lawsuit filed Friday and obtained by Rolling Stone, book publisher All Seasons Press (ASP) alleged that Meadows had originally “promised and represented that all statements” in his 2021 memoir The Chief’s Chief were “‘true and based on reasonable research for accuracy,’ and that he ‘has not made any misrepresentations to the Publisher about the Work.’”
The publisher claimed that Meadows contradicted those statements after reportedly testifying before a grand federal jury that he told Trump that they’d lost the election. Per ABC News, Meadows testified in exchange for immunity from prosecution in the election interference case against Trump.
Attorneys representing Meadows and ASP did not immediately return Rolling Stone’s request for comment.
As the suit cites, Meadows wrote extensively about the 2020 election in The Chief’s Chief, with the publisher citing several different pages in which Meadows writes about “the fake news” and the media’s “long con” to rig the election. ASP cites the beginning of one of the book’s chapters in which Meadows wrote in all capital letters “I KNEW HE DIDN’T LOSE.”
“Meadows breached the Agreement and Author’s Warranties by either (a) intentionally including in the Book statements he knew were untrue and making misrepresentations to ASP about their truth,” ASP alleged in the suit, “or (b) impairing, preventing or interfering with ASP’s full and exclusive enjoyment of its right to recoup its expenses and earn profits under the Agreement by telling prosecutors and/or a grand jury that his story about President Trump’s stated beliefs about the 2020 Presidential Election were untrue.”
ASP said in its suit that the company pulled the memoir off the market on Thursday, citing “the media supplying ever increasingly credible evidence that Meadows lied in the Book in clear breach of the Agreement and the warranties that he made therein.”
ASP, which is asking for a combined $2.95 million in its prayer for relief, citing the $350,000 it paid Meadows, along with $600,000 in out of pocket damages and another $1 million in expected damages from lost profits and another $1 million in damages to the publisher’s reputation.