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Trump vs. Maher

Going Ape

Over $5 Million Lawsuit

2/6/2013 12:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Bill Maher jokingly bet Donald Trump $5 million bucks to prove his father wasn't an orangutan -- but y'know what's even funnier? Getting sued for that $5 million!

Sometimes jokes hurt.

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Mike    

Trump is an idiot. He calls everyone names all the time and no one sues him. Now BIll Mahr calls him a name and makes a funny non binding joke, Trump tries to sue? That giant hairpiece has no case. I wish Trump would go away and die. He's like Sharon Osbourne, a fame hungry joke.

520 days ago
17.

Truth    

TRUMP DOESNT HAVE A CASE. ANOTHER WASTE OF TAXPAYERS MONEY. WHY?? BILL MAHER SAID "SUPPOSEDLY" BEFORE HE WENT ON HIS COMEDIC RANT. THAT'S THE FIRST WORD HE STATED. THAT PRECLUDE'S TRUMPSTER'S ARGUMENT THAT IT'S A VALID CONTRACT. GAME OVER!! #TRUTH!!

520 days ago
18.

Chuck    

It' about time that big mouth, cheap bastard, Bill Maher was brought to accountability. It's for charity too you moron. Pay up.

520 days ago
19.

Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra    

Nut up or shut up...Maher apparently can't do either. Asswype!

520 days ago
20.

taffy84    

Can't stand either one of them.

520 days ago
21.

mangeater    

Maybe Trump isn't genetically an orangutan, but he behaves like one.

And what animal is Trump wearing on his head??

520 days ago
22.

Susan62509    

Maher and Trump are having so much fun with this and ultimately a charity will receive the money. A positive and rewarding end result. Maher now has to put the money where his mouth is cuz Trump turned the tables on him.

520 days ago
23.

STFUP    

1. Maher's joke was in poor taste, but so was Trumps ridiculous 'offer' to Obama. Maher was just doing a parody of Trump's offer.
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2. By suing, Trump is conceeding that it's actually possible for people to believe that his father really was an orangutan. Otherwise, he'd be suing for 'slander' (since he says the main reason he's suing is the 'insult' to his parents).
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3. A slander suit might actually have a chance, but the suit Trump is filing has no merit. A joke 'offer' delivered on a late night TV show does not constitute a binding contract in any state in the U.S. The case won't even see a courtroom. Bet on it.

520 days ago
24.

Rick LaChapelle    

Maher is a douche & needs to pay up!

520 days ago
25.

TheMachine1    

It seems like a joke to me and that is protected speech. If you want consider it a real offer than it is essentially an illegal bet. And you cannot collect debts from illegal bets in a court room. Hopefully the judge will throw it out.

520 days ago
26.

ogo    

This guy needs get his head checked.

520 days ago
27.

tt    

Bill Maher doesn't jokr he diggs. I used to like him, but he turned to be a total piece of ****!

520 days ago
28.

Phishie from Philly    

Apparently jokes could cost too.
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Phishie from Philly

520 days ago
29.

tessa    

Maher's the biggest hog at the trough, he should give his liberal money to the poor, you know, the one's he wants the rest of us to pay for

520 days ago
30.

Karma12    

what is wrong with donald trump I think he's just mad because despite all his money he's not getting the press, recognition or has the clout that he use to. he's getting old, he's past mid life crisis now he's turning into a bitter old man, a bitter old man with too much money and time on his hands. BTW thought he was moving out of America if Obama won, why is he still here lol

520 days ago
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