Are there more damaging Trump tapes on the way?
The rumor mill went into overdrive after the Republican presidential candidate’s “locker room talk” showed him boasting about groping women and having the license to do anything he wanted to them because of his celebrity status.
According to the Business Insider, a producer for the initial first two seasons of NBC’s reality series The Apprentice has revealed that this is just the beginning, asserting that the billionaire politician said far worse things on show sets and that in matter of time, it could all be unearthed. Rumor has it that top supporters of Hillary Clinton are willing to pay top dollar to lay hands on the damaging material.
Bill Pruitt worked on the first two seasons of the hit reality show. Pruitt revealed that the footage belongs to the MGM media company. He added that producer; Mark Burnett created the series and also doubles as a divisional president of MGM Television and Digital Group.
According to him, the controversial tapes have been kept away from public scrutiny, but could be leaked and protected by the courts for around $5 million. Pro-democratic billionaires like Mark Cuban are being fingered to cover the cost of a potential whistle blower. In addition, a Go Fund Me page has been created to cover the penalties such incriminating footage could generate.
Pruitt who has also worked on The Amazing Race began a movement to demand a release of the tapes, tweeting Saturday that Trump’s groping “locker room talk” was only a tip of the iceberg.
A TV producer with MGM, Chris Nee said he had heard from crew members and producers on the show that Trump had used the “N-word,” amongst other expletives in a tweet.
“I don’t have the tapes. I’ve signed a Burnett contract and know the leak fee is 5 mil. Hearing from producers/crew N word is the “much worse.”
He later deleted the tweet.
Former Republican aspirant, Ted Cruz in a rare show of support for Donald Trump had accused the media for releasing the controversial tape, 11 years after it took place. He pointed out that it was an attempt to influence the November elections.
In the footage, Trump in the company of Billy Bush, nephew of former president George H.W. Bush unaware that their microphones are still on, talk about actress Arianne Zucker, who was out to welcome them because Trump was billed to make a cameo appearance in the daytime drama, Days of Our Lives. Donald Trump had called the actress “hot” and acknowledged that he tried to sleep with her even though she was married.
“You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful…It’s like a magnet…when you are a star, they let you do it…grab them by the p****, you can do anything.”
An insider said that Burnett closely guarded the show’s footage to prevent any leak that could tell viewers in advance who had won the show. The anonymous source confirmed that the Manhattan billionaire spoke out of line all the time, talking about the breast size of women and commenting about the female contestants who would like to sleep with. The source said that Burnett has threatened workers with severe legal action if anyone decides to leak any material.
Donald Trump’s running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, had cancelled a Wisconsin appearance Friday after the video of the presidential candidate emerged showing his unsavory comments about women.
“I am sickened by what I heard today, women are to be championed and revered, not objectified…I hope Mr. Trump treats this situation with the seriousness it deserves.”
Melania Trump refused to appear on television with her husband after the sexist video leak. The 70-year-old’s inner circle had advised Melania, 46, to stand by him in a show of support as he apologized for his shocking comments. Melania had expressed a “lack of interest in appearing on camera.”
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