Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is being sued by his publisher for allegedly contradicting the claims made in his book about the 2020 election. All Seasons Press, the publisher, claims that Meadows’ testimony undermined the book titled “The Chief’s Chief,” in which he asserted that the election was stolen from former President Donald Trump. The lawsuit, filed in Florida, alleges that Meadows’ statements to the Special Prosecutor and his reported grand jury testimony contradicted the claims made in the book. Meadows’ attorney has not yet responded to the lawsuit.
All Seasons Press is seeking the return of Meadows’ $350,000 advance and damages of over $1 million, alleging that Meadows’ actions have damaged sales and the publisher’s reputation. According to Circana, which tracks the print market, “The Chief’s Chief” has sold around 23,000 copies. All Seasons claims to have sold approximately 60,000 copies out of a printing of 200,000. The case is unique because it is based on media reports rather than direct knowledge of Meadows’ testimony and alleged factual errors in the book.
Special counsel Jack Smith, who is investigating the January 6, 2021, Capitol siege, reportedly granted Meadows immunity and testified that voter fraud allegations were baseless and that he knew Trump had not won. All Seasons argues that if these media reports are accurate, Meadows’ book contains known falsehoods.
Meadows has also faced legal troubles in Georgia, where he pleaded not guilty to charges related to attempting to overturn the state’s election results in 2020.