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Tue Apr 2, 2013, 04:58 PM

Donald Trump yanks $5M Bill Maher lawsuit

Source: Politico



That multi-million dollar lawsuit against Bill Maher launched by Donald Trump?

It’s over … for now.

In February, POLITICO reported: “Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Monday in California against liberal comic Bill Maher, suing him for $5 million after Trump says Maher did not follow through on a $5 million public bet he made on ‘The Tonight Show.’” The bet concerned Maher’s statement that he would pay $5 million to a charity of Trump’s choice if the businessman provided a birth certificate proving that he’s not “spawn of his mother having sex with orangutan.” (It was a play on Trump’s demand last year that the president release his birth certificate and college records).

Michael Cohen, a top aide and lawyer to Trump, tells POLITICO that “the lawsuit was temporarily withdrawn to be amended and refiled at a later date.” The withdrawal of the suit was first reported by Deadline.




Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/04/donald-trump-bill-maher-lawsuit-89530.html#ixzz2PLEjwJzn



In other words, Trump concedes he is half-orangutan.

It was rather telling that he couldn't show us the original longform of his own birth certificate.

Thank you, Bill Maher, for shining the light of truth on this deceitful man-ape and his fraud against the American people.

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Reply Donald Trump yanks $5M Bill Maher lawsuit (Original post)
Adenoid_Hynkel Apr 2013 OP
olddots Apr 2013 #1
Marie Marie Apr 2013 #23
AnnieK401 Apr 2013 #2
pschoeb Apr 2013 #3
xtraxritical Apr 2013 #4
randome Apr 2013 #10
arcane1 Apr 2013 #5
TeamPooka Apr 2013 #6
bemildred Apr 2013 #7
Shrike47 Apr 2013 #8
randome Apr 2013 #18
In_The_Wind Apr 2013 #9
Blandocyte Apr 2013 #11
SunSeeker Apr 2013 #12
olddad56 Apr 2013 #13
Spitfire of ATJ Apr 2013 #14
randome Apr 2013 #15
zentrum Apr 2013 #16
Gothmog Apr 2013 #17
Mira Apr 2013 #19
muntrv Apr 2013 #20
6000eliot Apr 2013 #21
PolitFreak Apr 2013 #22
Blue Owl Apr 2013 #24

Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 05:03 PM

1. Always thought Trump was half tapeworm half carpet sample.

thank you Bill again for showing the morons that they don't win when the game is even.

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Response to olddots (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 10:25 PM

23. 1/2 tapeworm, 1/2 carpet sample???

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 05:03 PM

2. Trump had no reason to sue Maher, however

the Orangutan does. Hope he has a good lawyer.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 05:07 PM

3. That is pretty cruel of Bill Maher

He is a member of PETA, he certainly shouldn't be so cruel as to associate orangutans with such an odious and foul offspring such as Donald Trump, that is being very cruel to animals indeed.

I'm fairly certain Donald Trump was spontaneously generated by the swirling hatred and paranoia of the far right.

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Response to pschoeb (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 05:09 PM

4. He makes me question evolution.

 

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Response to xtraxritical (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 05:19 PM

10. He makes me feel icky.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 05:09 PM

5. Methinks this Friday's New Rules is going to be hilarious

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 05:11 PM

6. Trump isn't just the Hair Club President, he's a member. nt

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 05:11 PM

7. Too bad. Watching Trump argue he is not an Orangutan would be priceless. nt

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 05:13 PM

8. It would take a lot more than a birth certificate, Donnie...

Chromosome testing at the least.

They used to let the child be shown to the jury in paternity cases to see if the child resembled the purported father. Donnie sure looks like a 'tan in some of his photos.

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 06:53 PM

18. But only the long-form chromosome testing!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 05:16 PM

9. Good decision this time Donald.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 05:21 PM

11. So, he's yanking it? Indeed. n/t

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 05:22 PM

12. Damn. The deposition of the Donald in that case would have been heeelarious. nt

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 05:24 PM

13. placing a picture of an Orangutan on a story about Donald Trump is an insult to all Organutans.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 05:25 PM

14. "temporarily withdrawn to be amended and refiled at a later date"

He's shopping for judges...

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 05:35 PM

15. My daughters laughed when they saw that for the first time just last week!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 05:37 PM

16. Maher may not be out of the woods yet

I understand that a group of oragutans is organizing to sue him for defamation.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 06:37 PM

17. Was this case dismissed with or without prejudice

At least one report on this matter stated that this lawsuit was dismissed with prejudice http://www.deadline.com/2013/04/donald-trump-pulls-plug-on-5m-bill-maher-lawsuit/#utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

The Celebrity Apprentice host had his lawyers file the request for dismissal with prejudice in LA Superior Court on March 29. Trump, whose NBC show hit a season low last night, first filed the breach of contract suit back in early February against the HBO host. He said that Maher broke a written promise that he’d give $5 million to the charities of Trump’s choice if The Donald could prove he wasn’t “the spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan.”


If this lawsuit was dismissed with prejudice, then it can not be refiled. The statement from Trump's lawyer seems to indicate that this case was dismissed without prejudice.

Normally it is not a good sign to see a case dismissed or non-suited unless there is a venue or jurisdiction issue. It will be interesting to see if this case is refiled and if refiled, where. If this non-suit or dismissal without prejudice was for the purpose of changing the forum or venue, then Maher can use that against Trump. The non-suit could be for timing purposes, i.e. Trump does not want depositions or other proceedings to interfer with his TV show which is tanking in the ratings.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 07:16 PM

19. Now I have an extra reason

to not miss Bill Maher's show on Friday.

(HBO 10 pm - repeat at 11pm)

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 07:23 PM

20. Calling Trump an orangutan is cruelty to animals.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 07:27 PM

21. Wo. It's almost as if this lawsuit was nothing more than another craven attempt at self promotion.

Who would've thought?

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2013, 08:14 PM

22. Couldn't afford the legal fees, Donnie?

 

"Billionaire" my ass!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Apr 3, 2013, 12:25 AM

24. T-Rump Dump Bump

So the score is: Bill Maher 2; T-Rump 0

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