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Donald Trump’s done going after Bill Maher for now!! Trump filed a lawsuit against the political comedian after Maher joked on Leno he would pay Trump $5 million (for charity) to show his birth certificate and prove he is not half Orangutan…but after Trump did produce his birth certificate…Maher never ponied up the money…since it was a joke. The joke originated after Trump incessantly asked for President Obama’s birth certificate claiming he was not born in the US. Trump may refile the lawsuit at a later time.
Donald Trump is done beating his chest … at least for now … TMZ has learned The Donald has withdrawn the $5 million lawsuit he filed against Bill Maher for calling him monkey spawn.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“The lawsuit was temporarily withdrawn to be amended and refiled at a later date,” says Michael Cohen (Trump’s Executive Vice President and Special Counsel).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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