February 6th, 2013
01:56 AM ET

Trump sues Maher for $5 million for orangutan sex joke

It's best not to monkey around with Donald Trump - or maybe that's a bad choice of words.

The billionaire real estate mogul is suing millionaire comedian Bill Maher for $5 million.


Because Maher said - in jest, as comedians are wont to do - that he would donate $5 million to a charity if Trump could prove he wasn't the "the spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan."

"I'm not saying it's true," Maher said told Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show" last month.

"I hope it's not true, but unless he comes up with proof ... I'm willing to offer $5 million to Donald Trump that he can donate to a charity of his choice - Hair Club for Men; The Institute for Incorrigible Douche-bag-ery. Whatever charity."

Maher picked the figure after Trump, long a skeptic of President Barack Obama's citizenship, offered to give $5 million to the charity of Obama's choice if the president publicly released his college transcripts in addition to his passport records ahead of last year's elections.



Filed under: Barack Obama • U.S.
soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. Steven Harnack

    Where are the checks on frivolous lawsuits? Doesn't someone have to have at least a minimal chance of being successful in order to proceed with a lawsuit? You couldn't find 12 orangs that would find in favor of Trump.

    February 19, 2013 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  2. Lexxi

    Dump Trump!

    February 22, 2013 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
  3. oriphiel216

    Trump needs to get a sense of humor...and a new hairstyle.

    February 22, 2013 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Harley Leiber

    Donald, the legend goes, killed an animal and skinned it. It is an insult to the orangutan that they could have issued something as odd as the Donald. The combed over mess his hair is today is not nearly as freaky as the lack of substance within the skeletal structure it covers...

    February 22, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
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