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Donald Trump

Drops $5 Mil Monkey Suit Against Bill Maher

(For Now)

4/1/2013 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Donald Trump
is done beating his chest ... at least for now ... TMZ has learned The Donald has withdrawn the $5 million lawsuit he filed against Bill Maher for calling him monkey spawn.

Trump sued Maher in February, claiming Maher skipped out on a promise to donate $5 mil to charity if Trump could prove he wasn't part orangutan. Maher made the offer during an appearance on "Leno" ... after Trump made his $5 million challenge to President Obama regarding the POTUS' birth certificate.

In his suit, Trump said he formally responded to Maher's challenge with a copy of his birth certificate, proving he's the "son of Fred Trump" ... who is, in fact, not a monkey ... and Bill should have to pony up.

Maher scoffed at Trump, calling the whole situation a joke.

Now, we've learned Trump filed documents in L.A. County Superior Court on March 29 to dismiss the case ... but a rep for "The Apprentice" star says it doesn't mean the war is over.

"The lawsuit was temporarily withdrawn to be amended and refiled at a later date," says Michael Cohen (Trump's Executive Vice President and Special Counsel).

As for when Trump plans to refile the suit ... that question is still unanswered.

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bernergirl    

Trump has lost all his creditability, if he ever had any to begin with.

536 days ago
17.

pix    

Trump, you give up that easy? Come on, go forward with your frivolous suite. We all need a good laugh.

536 days ago
18.

Deweycheatemandhow    

I guess Trump isn't going to re-file demanding that the damages go toward The Great Apes Protection and Cost Savings Act.

536 days ago
19.

"Carlton"    

I hope this prick goes bankrupt again! Trump the "chimpanzee" needs his ego and his finances in check, he acts like he's worth 20 or 50 billions of dollars! Mark Zuckerberg is more opulent then Trump "chimpanzee" and he doesn't act nothing remotely near egotistical as this "douche bag!" -.-

536 days ago
20.

nonexample    

There r some really difficult complex jobs in this world...like POTUS...by I swear to GOD being mrs donald trump must b another...eeeeew,ickEEEE she must have to really double down on gettin thru each day

536 days ago
21.

Hank    

Trump obviously knows nothing about the law - he doesn't have standing to sue since he didn't rely on Maher's promise and he wouldn't benefit from it.

536 days ago
22.

kitnplayn    

Trump is not monkey spawn. He's donkey spawn.

536 days ago
23.

STFUP    

Of course he withdrew the suit. He didn't have a chance in hell of winning and he knew it.

536 days ago
24.

Greg    

How do we know for certain that Fred Trump was not indeed an orangutan? My pets have "people" names.

536 days ago
25.

JUNIOR509    

I DONT KNOW WHY D. TRUMP IS NOT FOCUS ON RUNNING HIS BUSINESS INSTEAD OF BOTHERING PEOPLE NON STOP!!THIS GUY SHOULD GO TO THE PSYCHOLOGIST HE MIGHT BE CRAZY!!!

536 days ago
26.

Deweycheatemandhow    

I'm disappointed in Bill. After all, he is a major animal lover and supporter yet he put a wonderful Great Ape in the same category as a....? Wait, WTF is Trump supposed to be?

536 days ago
27.

ChitownCletus    

Dang, I was hoping Bill Maher was going to lose , he is such a pr1ck andd absolutely NOY funny. As far as Donald, dude, chill with the spray tan you look like a buffalo wing with a bad hair cut

536 days ago
28.

EasilyHard    

A philandering corn-husk headed mess How are you a success when your dad's money put you there? Now he heads the camel'toe expo called Miss USA aka New Trump wife contender show ...such a typical do nothing spoiled old brat. TRUMP IS INSTANT OATMEAL. no story no struggle cept 4 BANKRUPTCY. Hes a d o u c h e!!!!!!!

536 days ago
29.

bingthedog    

Why didnt Maher put his money where his mouth was? Just another blow hard....

536 days ago
30.

STFU    

Dump Truck needs to PHUCK himself.

He is nothing short of a disrespectful mean and ugly bully.

Take that lawsuit and shove IT where the sun don't shine.

536 days ago
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