|Donald Trump Sues Bill Maher for $5M|
|Sheila Marikar||Feb 5, 2013, 11:15 AM|
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Is this what billionaires do for fun? Donald Trump, the real estate mogul who is worth $3.1 billion according to Forbes, is suing Bill Maher for $5 million for likening him to a monkey.
Trump called into "Fox & Friends" Monday to say that he's suing the HBO host for going on Jay Leno's "Tonight Show" last month and joking that Trump must be "the spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan."
Maher was mocking Trump's offer to give $5 million to the charity of Barack Obama's choice if the president released his college paperwork. Maher said he would do the same if Trump proved he didn't descend from an ape.
According to Trump, he presented Maher with a New York birth certificate affirming his lack of orangutan DNA days after the talk show appearance, but Maher has yet to give him his $5 million (which Trump says he wants to give to charity).
Trump filed a lawsuit against Maher in L.A. on Monday citing breach of contract. On "Fox & Friends," he shot down the notion that Maher was kidding, saying, "He said it with venom. I don't think it was a joke."
Maher seems to think otherwise. His publicist didn't immediately respond to a request for comment, but on Monday, he tweeted, "What?? Really? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha"