Omarosa Manigault Neyman has denied she was fired by Donald Trump, insisting she is leaving her key White House rule voluntarily.
It was announced that yesterday that Omarosa, who starred in The Apprentice and has since become one of Trump's key African-American champions, will leave her communications role on January 20 - a year to the day Trump took office.
It has been widely reported that Omarosa was fired, but she has stated that she quit her role to pursue other opportunities.
She added that the report she was fired came from someone with a "personal vendetta" against her, according to The Hill.
A White House shake-up has been widely expected as Trump seeks to revive his regime after a spate of controversies.
The most recent publicity storm centres on the failure of Trump ally Roy Moore, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by sexual women, in the Alabama senatorial race.
Trump publicly backed Moore during his state election campaign but has performed an apparent u-turn since Moore's defeat, saying he never wanted him to run and that Moore never had a realistic chance.