But in February 2018, Winston Wolkoff was evicted after learning that his company had received $ 26 million in payments to help plan the lavish Trump inauguration ceremony in 2017 and related events. At the time, Winston Wolkoff said the firm had “retained a total of $ 1.62 million” which was divided among the employees. Since then, she disputed the idea that she had been dismissed and claimed that she had been “thrown under the bus”.
Winston Wolkoff then cooperated with Manhattan federal prosecutors who opened an investigation to find out if Trump’s inaugural committee in 2017 had spent part of the record $ 107 million he had raised through donations.
The book will be titled Melania and Me, and published by Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, on September 1, reported Vanity Fair.
The briefs will detail the time of Winston Wolkoff “sailing in the White House and the East Wing”, where the first ladies have offices while the President works in the West Wing. He will also understand his “journey of their friendship which began in New York at [Winston Wolkoff’s] role of trusted advisor to the first lady for her abrupt and very public departure, towards life after Washington “, according to a description obtained by the magazine.
Winston Wolkoff has long been considered one of Melania’s closest friends. A socialist, she previously worked for Vogue and was best known for her role in the production of the Met Gala, the annual star-studded fundraising gala for the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
When the two sides split in 2017, she told the New York Times, “I expect to remain a reliable source of advice and support on an informal basis. ”
According to the Daily Beast, a Google Books description of the book available online said it would provide “a revealing and explosive description of Stephanie Winston Wolkoff’s 15-year friendship with Melania Trump and most White House sightings chaotic history ”.