Donald Trump

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  • During the filming of the 2011 season of 'Celebrity Apprentice' , Gary Busey, a contestant on the show, allegedly groped an Apprentice staffer on her break. Multiple Apprentice employees, supported the allegation of Busey “grabbing” one of their colleagues “firmly between [the] legs” during the 2011 season of Celebrity Apprentice. Busey also forcibly put the her hand on the crotch of his pants. According to her colleagues, the matter what brought to Trump's attention. When Trump confronted Busey, they were allegedly "yukking" it up in the boardroom.
  • Trump has been pandering to those who say that Obama was not born in the U.S. and has falsified his birth records. Trump has gone on TV shows like "Good Morning America" and has held numerous press conferences to to spread this conspiracy theory. Trump even went as far as starting his own investigation with his own privately hired investigators. Trump attacked the President so fervently on the theory that he was teased at a White House dinner by Obama himself, comparing his investigation to that of the moon landing and the Roswell landing.
  • Trump SoHo, a luxury hotel and condo, was sued by a group of buyers for exaggerating unit sales. The group alleged that Trump representatives had claimed 30 - 60 percent of units had been sold. It was later revealed that only 16 percent had. The buyers settled after 90 percent of their deposits were refunded. Trump SoHo went into foreclosure in 2014.
  • Felix Sater, convicted in 1998 for racketeering in a mafia-linked stock fraud case, became an government informant on the mob. After discovering Sater's past in 2007, Trump cut ties, but in 2010 gave Sater the position of Senior Business Advisor in the Trump Organization.
  • During the taping of the 2009 season of Celebrity Apprentice, Donald Trump allegedly called contestant Khloe Kardashian a "piglet", according to several unnamed sources who worked on the program. The sources not only alleged his complaints about her looks, but also said that he wanted her off of the show. An unnamed editor of the show heard Trump allegedly say “What is this? We can’t even get the hot one?” in a possible reference to her sister Kim Kardashian.
  • Donald Trump got into the steak selling business for two brief months, in the summer of 2007. He partnered with the unlikely company Sharper Image, a consumer home electronics store, to sell the steaks to consumers, as well as having an option to buy various steak packages online. Neither Trump nor Sharper Image directly made much, if any, money from the venture. Trump claimed the steaks were "the world's greatest steaks.. in every sense of the word", even though a vast majority of reviewers gave the steaks very negative reviews. Reports list the price for the beef steaks were upwards of $50 per pound. Shaper Image ended the partnership after two months, and Trump also stopped selling them for good at the same time.
  • When Trump Hotel & Casino declared bankruptcy, the investors filed with the bankruptcy court, requesting to cut off Trump's exclusive right to direct the reorganization of the casinos.This would have given him $2 million a year in salary, leaving nothing for the investors. The company settled with investors at $17.5 million.
  • Two men filed a sex discrimination case against Trump Plaza after being fired for refusing to comply with a new grooming policy. Both dealers wore ponytails. In their case, they alleged that sex differentiated hair policies were discriminatory. The courts ruled on behalf of Trump Plaza.
  • A marketing analyst predicted the bankruptcy of Trump Taj Mahal casino. The prediction was quoted in the Wall Street Journal 2 weeks before the casino opened, resulting in Trump threatening to sue and demanding an apology. The analyst was fired for rescinding his apology, and in-turn sued Trump, later settling for an undisclosed amount.
  • Donald Trump made up a fake spokesman for times when he didn't want to give an interview. The spokesman, John Barron, was played by Trump himself. Barron was also used as a way to convey messages that Trump didn't want his name attached to.
  • Trump hired a contractor to demolish a building. The contractor hired 200 undocumented Polish laborers, paying them off the books. The local Wreckers Union sued Trump for $4 million in unpaid union pensions. Many workers alleged they weren't paid in full. The court agreed, resulting in Trump settling for an undisclosed amount.
  • A 1973 lawsuit against Trump and the Trump Organization claimed that superintendents at Trump properties would mark African American’s applications with a ‘C’ for ‘Colored’ and other racial codes. The secret system for coding applications was used to filter minorities out of renting available units, in favor of white renters, according to the Department of Justice.
  • The DOJ brought a lawsuit against Trump and his father's company, for alleged violations of the Fair Housing Act in connection with 39 buildings it operated. The DOJ alleged that building administrators racially coded apartment applications to secretly ensure that black applicants would be denied.