For the last few days, we have been reporting on the controversy surrounding comments Donald Trump made about Mexico during his campaign announcement.
During his speech, the legendary businessman complained about the many criminals that are sneaking into the U.S. from Mexico, calling many of them “rapists.” Outraged, the Spanish-language television channel Univision announced that they would be boycotting Trump by refusing to broadcast his Miss Universe Pageant.
NBC quickly followed suit by ending their relationship with Trump on Monday.
Unfazed, Trump has stood by the comments he made, saying repeatedly that the U.S.’s relationship with Mexico has become problematic. Now, Trump is out for revenge against Univision for what they have done to him, and it looks like they are in big trouble.
According to Mediaite, Trump has filed a $500 million lawsuit against Univision for cutting their ties to the Miss Universe pageant. In a press release about the lawsuit issued Tuesday afternoon, Trump said that Univision’s decision was, “a politically motivated attempt to suppress Mr. Trump’s freedom of speech under the First Amendment as he begins to campaign for the nation’s presidency.”
In the release, Trump also claims that an unnamed executive at Univision has called him to apologize directly for what has happened. Univision has denied this apology ever occurred.
In addition, Trump slammed both NBC and Univision in the release for canceling the pageants:
“As a consequence of their inappropriate actions, Univision and NBC have abandoned fifty one wonderful young women who have come from all over the United States to pursue their dream of being crowned Miss USA. Their participation in this globally renowned pageant has come at great cost and after years of sacrifice and hard work. NBC and Univision have wronged them greatly.”
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