Tuesday, January 24, 2006

The Donald - pissed.

Five billion dollars worth of pissed. Donald Trump has sued New York Times reporter Timothy L. O'Brien and Warner Books, Inc. for $2.5 billion in compensatory damages and $2.5 billion in punitive damages.
In the lawsuit, Trump alleges that O'Brien and Warner knowingly made egregiously false and malicious statements about Trump, his family, his personal life and his business dealings, including statements grossly misrepresenting Trump's net worth. Those defamatory statements included statements that O'Brien claimed were based on three purported anonymous sources with "direct knowledge" of Trump's finances, that Trump "was not remotely close to being a billionaire," and that his "net worth was somewhere between $150 million and $250 million."
According to The Donald, he provided reams of documentation to O'Brien and Warner Books which they ignored in favor of "three purported anonymous sources with "direct knowledge" of Trump's finances . . ."
Indeed, Forbes Magazine rigorously analyzed the very same books and records and other financial data that O'Brien and Warner chose to ignore, and concluded that Trump's net worth conservatively is at least $2.7 billion.
The difference between $250 million and $2.7 billion is not exactly a gap. It's a GAAAAAAAAAAAP!

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