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. hr

    Hey, Bill Maher is right. Donald Duck does look like the son an Orangantun. I also want to see his birth certificate.

    February 6, 2013 at 2:12 am | Report abuse |
  2. Rascal Rabble

    ...i would callit successful marketing...he didn't have to spend a dime...

    February 6, 2013 at 6:15 am | Report abuse |
  3. Rascal Rabble

    ...anyways, somebody had to monkey around for him to be here...if his mom don't like orangutans...you think his dad did?

    February 6, 2013 at 6:18 am | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Lol, omg @ Rascal, that was too freakin hillarious! And its about time somebody shamed the *dumpster* publicly since hes so good at doing it to others.

    February 6, 2013 at 6:41 am | Report abuse |
  5. Southeast

    Monkeyman dish it, but can't take it in.

    February 6, 2013 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  6. narfzort

    maher should countersue trump for his forcing his irrelevance upon us without our consent. trump–the 80s called. they want their deck shoes back.

    February 6, 2013 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  7. GOP = Greed Over People (party)

    This is funny

    February 6, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Stephanie

    Donald Trump is an idiot & apparently there is no bar that is too low for him to slither under. If he had an ounce of honor, he would take the money he is wasting on this ridiculous lawsuit & REALLY donate it to a charity. Or, he could shut down the factories he has in China making his ties & open a factory in the U.S.. He needs to remove his head from his buttocks & put his money where his big, stupid, mouth is!

    February 6, 2013 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. BOMBO

    What an insult to orangutans. Why would one of THEM ever touch Donald Trump's mother?

    February 7, 2013 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
    • annebeth66

      Too funny!

      February 16, 2013 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  10. gggg

    Trumpet mouth is such an idiot. Love how he touts is business prowess when his business pretty much always go bankrupt. HE stays rich. He's just very good at the idea of always using other peoples money for his businesses. Mostly he should just go home and shut up.

    February 9, 2013 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  11. J-Sandusk

    Im an avid fan of D. Trump. The bulbous projection in shining armor

    February 12, 2013 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Roxy

    Comedians make jokes about everyone. Donald Trump is acting like the 5 year old who got teased on the playground. Get over it, Donald!

    February 12, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Dave A

    Bill Maher has no right to insult and humiliate anybody like that! Shame on you Bill... You should apologize to all Orangutans, shame on you.

    February 12, 2013 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  14. banasy©

    Bwa ha ha ha ha! Aw, poor Trump. The bloviating pompous windbag has such thin skin....bwa ha ha ha ha!

    February 14, 2013 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  15. GulpOff

    Hey, Donald!
    The Orangutan
    wants his wig

    February 18, 2013 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
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