Trump campaign says it will sue makers of ‘pure garbage’ biopic


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The Trump campaign announced it will sue the 'pretend filmmakers' behind a controversial new movie that shows the presidential candidate [sexually assaulting] his wife Ivana. It said it was riddled with long debunked lies and belonged in a 'dumpster fire.' Sebastian Stan plays Trump in 'The Apprentice' as a younger man and 'Succession' star Jeremy Strong portrays his fixer Roy Cohn. It premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday night.

The Trump campaign announced it will sue the ‘pretend filmmakers’ behind a controversial new movie that shows the presidential candidate [sexually assaulting] his wife Ivana. It said it was riddled with long debunked lies and belonged in a ‘dumpster fire.’ Sebastian Stan plays Trump in ‘The Apprentice’ as a younger man and ‘Succession’ star Jeremy Strong portrays his fixer Roy Cohn. It premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday night.

The movie tells the story of the end of his marriage to Ivana, and at one point it depicts Trump [sexually assaulted] his wife and asking: 'Did I find your g spot?' In a divorce deposition in 1989 Ivana made an accusation of [sexual assault] but rescinded this in 2015. She has since died. 'We will be filing a lawsuit to address the blatantly false assertions from these pretend filmmakers,' said Steven Cheung, Trump campaign communications director.

The movie tells the story of the end of his marriage to Ivana, and at one point it depicts Trump [sexually assaulted] his wife and asking: ‘Did I find your g spot?’ In a divorce deposition in 1989 Ivana made an accusation of [sexual assault] but rescinded this in 2015. She has since died. ‘We will be filing a lawsuit to address the blatantly false assertions from these pretend filmmakers,’ said Steven Cheung, Trump campaign communications director.

‘This garbage is pure fiction which sensationalizes lies that have been long debunked. As with the illegal Biden Trials , this is election interference by Hollywood elites, who know that President Trump will retake the White House and beat their candidate of choice because nothing they have done has worked. This “film” is pure malicious defamation, should not see the light of day, and doesn’t even deserve a place in the straight-to-DVD section of a bargain bin at a soon-to-be-closed discount movie store, it belongs in a dumpster fire.’

The makers of the film are also reported to be in dispute with one of its financial backers, billionaire Dan Snyder, who is a Trump supporter and former donor to his campaign. The Apprentice sees Sebastian Stan play Trump during the flourishing early years of his business career, notably his working relationship with controversial lawyer Roy Cohn, who died of an AIDS-related illness in 1986.

The makers of the film are also reported to be in dispute with one of its financial backers, billionaire Dan Snyder, who is a Trump supporter and former donor to his campaign. The Apprentice sees Sebastian Stan play Trump during the flourishing early years of his business career, notably his working relationship with controversial lawyer Roy Cohn, who died of an AIDS-related illness in 1986.

Production on The Apprentice began in late November. The film follows Trump in the '70s and '80s as he attempts to establish his real estate empire on the back of his father Fred Trump's properties. The Apprentice is directed by the Iranian filmmaker Ali Abbasi, who shot the critically acclaimed Persian-language crime thriller Holy Spider, released in 2022.

Production on The Apprentice began in late November. The film follows Trump in the ’70s and ’80s as he attempts to establish his real estate empire on the back of his father Fred Trump’s properties. The Apprentice is directed by the Iranian filmmaker Ali Abbasi, who shot the critically acclaimed Persian-language crime thriller Holy Spider, released in 2022.

Succession star Jeremy Strong, who will portray disgraced ¿ and eventually disbarred ¿ lawyer Roy Cohn, will be prominently featured as the younger Trump's mentor. He was later disbarred in 1986 for defrauding a dying client. Oscar-nominated actress Maria Bakalova plays Trump's late ex-wife Ivana Trump in her younger years.

Succession star Jeremy Strong, who will portray disgraced — and eventually disbarred — lawyer Roy Cohn, will be prominently featured as the younger Trump’s mentor. He was later disbarred in 1986 for defrauding a dying client. Oscar-nominated actress Maria Bakalova plays Trump’s late ex-wife Ivana Trump in her younger years.

Variety initially reported that the film's title would be The Student, adding that a logline for the forthcoming film described it as 'an exploration of power and ambition set in a world of corruption and deceit.' The publication added: 'It's a mentor-protégé story that charts the origins of an American dynasty. Filled with larger than life characters, it reveals the moral and human cost of a culture defined by winners and losers.'

Variety initially reported that the film’s title would be The Student, adding that a logline for the forthcoming film described it as ‘an exploration of power and ambition set in a world of corruption and deceit.’ The publication added: ‘It’s a mentor-protégé story that charts the origins of an American dynasty. Filled with larger than life characters, it reveals the moral and human cost of a culture defined by winners and losers.’

The screenplay for the film was written by Gabriel Sherman, who authored the 2014 book The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News ¿ and Divided a Country. Pictured: The cast attend the 'The Apprentice' premiere during the 77th Cannes Film Festival, May 20th, 2024.

The screenplay for the film was written by Gabriel Sherman, who authored the 2014 book The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News – and Divided a Country. Pictured: The cast attend the ‘The Apprentice’ premiere during the 77th Cannes Film Festival, May 20th

In Ivana Trump's 1990 divorce deposition, she stated that Mr Trump [sexually assaulted] her. She claimed that Trump pushed her to the floor and pulled out several handfuls of her hair. Mr Trump denied the allegation and Ivana Trump later said she did not mean it literally, but rather that she had felt violated. In a 1993 statement, she said, 'On one occasion during 1989, Mr Trump and I had marital relations in which he behaved very differently towards me than he had during our marriage. As a woman I felt violated ¿ I referred to this as a [sexual assault], but I do not want my words to be interpreted in a literal or criminal sense.'

In Ivana Trump’s 1990 divorce deposition, she stated that Mr Trump [sexually assaulted] her. She claimed that Trump pushed her to the floor and pulled out several handfuls of her hair. Mr Trump denied the allegation and Ivana Trump later said she did not mean it literally, but rather that she had felt violated. In a 1993 statement, she said, ‘On one occasion during 1989, Mr Trump and I had marital relations in which he behaved very differently towards me than he had during our marriage. As a woman I felt violated … I referred to this as a [sexual assault], but I do not want my words to be interpreted in a literal or criminal sense.’

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