An Obama-appointed federal judge ordered Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to turn over unaired footage from “Celebrity Apprentice” as part of a class-action lawsuit against President Donald Trump.
Liberals, such as actor Tom Arnold, claim without evidence the tapes show Trump using racial slurs and have tried since 2016 to gain access to the tapes.
In 2018 four investors filed a class-action lawsuit against members of the Trump family, accusing them of misleading investors by praising American Communications Network’s videophone on an episode of “Celebrity Apprentice.” Trump is long-time friends with the company’s founder and has given speeches to company events.
The plaintiffs claim Trump’s comments persuaded them to invest in the company, which failed, making Trump responsible for hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses. They sued Trump for fraud, false advertising, and racketeering, though a judge dismissed the racketeering complaint.
The identities of the four plaintiffs are being kept anonymous.
Trump has sought to dismiss the suit, claiming his comments were “puffery” and that no reasonable investor would rely on a reality TV celebrity entertainment show for investment advice.
Nonetheless, the suit succeeded in securing the “Celebrity Apprentice” tapes which have been the subject of numerous liberal conspiracy theories. Arnold even produced an entire TV series, “The Hunt for the Trump Tapes,” claiming the tapes show Trump using racial slurs.
No other celebrity contestant, or the hundreds of crew on set, back up Arnold’s claim.