Quantcast
Connect with us

Producer: There’s video of Trump saying the N-word but it’ll cost $5 million to get it

Published

on

An award-winning TV producer said on Sunday that producers from Republican nominee Donald Trump’s reality show The Apprentice are in possession of video that shows Trump using the racial slur “ni**er.”

Jezebel’s The Slot reported Sunday that producer Chris Nee said on Twitter that the video is sitting behind a legal wall. Apprentice personnel all face a $5 million legal penalty for leaking footage from the show as per their contracts.

ADVERTISEMENT

Nee directed her tweets at billionaire Mark Cuban, who has been doggedly criticizing Trump throughout his campaign for president.

“The price is 5 million to cover the penalty fee,” Nee wrote. “And we all get to hear him use the N word from what I hear.”

BuzzFeed said on Sunday that Apprentice producer Mark Burnett — who is a dedicated Trump backer — has already warned staff that he will sue anyone who leaks video from the series.

BuzzFeed’s Julia Reinstein wrote, “More than 20 former contestants, crew members, and editors told the Associated Press that Trump treated women on the show inappropriately, including talking about which contestants he would like to have sex with and rating them by breast size.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Questions began to swarm about the videos on Saturday night when Apprentice producer Bill Pruitt said on Twitter, “As a producer on seasons 1 & 2 of #theapprentice I assure you: when it comes to the #trumptapes there are far worse. #justthebegininng.”

Nee said Sunday that she is not in possession of the tapes herself.

“I don’t have the tapes. I’ve signed a Burnett contract & know leak fee is 5 mill. Hearing from producers/crew N word is the ‘much worse,'” she tweeted.

UPDATE:
Clinton backer and Media Matters founder David Brock told BuzzFeed in an email that he will pay for the Apprentice leakers’ legal fees.

ADVERTISEMENT

“If a $5 million ‘leak fee’ is what stands between truth and total Trump implosion, sign me up,” Brock said.


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

‘Should we talk about Ivanka?’: MSNBC guest calls for Trump family investigation if Biden’s son is scrutinized

Published

on

During a panel discussion on Donald Trump's call for an investigation of Joe Biden's son Hunter over his Ukraine dealings, an "AM Joy" guest said if Congress is going to investigate politician's kids why not start with Ivanka Trump and her brothers Don Jr. and Eric.

Speaking with MSNBC host Joy Reid, Intercept columnist Mehdi Hasan called out President Donald Trump for his "brazenness" going after the former vice president's son.

"There's so much to say about this story, as for the Ukrainian denials, what are they going to do, come out and say, 'Yes, Donald Trump did pressure our president eight times in a single phone call'? It's absurd." Hasan began.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Tapper smacks Mnuchin with Trump kids’ international business deals after attack on Biden son

Published

on

In a fairly contentious interview with Steve Mnuchin, CNN host Jake Tapper pointed out how Donald Trump's children -- Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric -- have been using their father's name to swing international deals after the Treasury secretary accused former Vice President Joe Biden's son of doing the same.

Mnuchin first dismissed reporting by the Washington Post and the conservative Wall Street Journal that Donald Trump was withholding Ukraine funding in an effort to get dirt on Biden and his son -- saying neither newspaper could be trusted -- he then complained to the CNN host about having to spend seven and a half minutes talking about Trump's Ukraine scandal.

Continue Reading
 

2020 Election

Will Trump peacefully vacate the Oval Office if he loses the presidential election in 2020? A lesson from 1800

Published

on

As primary season heats up in the United States, the Democrats are anxiously debating the best path to unseat Donald Trump in 2020. But the question of how to beat Trump is perhaps less urgent than the issue of whether he will accept defeat.

Trump has already questioned his loss of the 2016 popular vote with baseless accusations of voter fraud. He has also repeatedly toyed with the idea of extending his presidency beyond the eight-year limit enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, even trumpeting Jerry Falwell Jr.’s assertion that his first term be extended by two years to compensate for the Russia investigation. Perhaps most ominously, Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen warned while testifying before the House Oversight Committee in February 2019:

Continue Reading
 
 
Help Raw Story Investigate and Uncover Injustice. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1 and go ad-free.
close-image