David Brock says he'll pay legal fees of 'Apprentice' employees who leak Trump tapes
David Brock, who runs one of Hillary Clinton's larger Super Pacs, has offered to pay the legal fees of employees who worked on Donald Trump's TV show, "The Apprentice," if they are sued for leaking tapes damaging to Trump.
Apparently, the employees signed a contract with the producer of the show, Mark Burnett, that included a provision for a $5 million "leak fee" if any of the tapes came to light.
If a $5 million "leak fee" is what stands between truth and total #Trump implosion, sign me up. https://t.co/ByQXdZLujI CC: @mcuban https://t.co/FQJ5NRNzaz— David Brock (@davidbrockdc) October 9, 2016
The New York Daily News is reporting that another producer of "Apprentice" claims there are tapes with "far worse" language by Trump.
As a producer on seasons 1 & 2 of #theapprentice I assure you: when it comes to the #trumptapes there are far worse. #justthebegininng— Bill Pruitt (@billpruitt) October 8, 2016
One claim by a TV producer not affiliated with the show, is that there is a tape of Trump using the "N" word:
Producers of "The Apprentice," the reality show Donald Trump hosted for more than 10 years, are sitting on bombshell footage of the GOP nominee using the N-word, an Emmy-award winning producer claimed Sunday.
In a series of tweets Sunday, producer Chris Nee said she's heard such tapes exist of Trump using the obscenity but isn't in possession of the footage herself.
Nee, who didn’t work on “The Apprentice,” also hinted that she, and many others, had signed a contract with Mark Burnett, the lead producer of the show, that would make anyone who leaks such footage liable to pay a $5 million fine.
"I don't have the tapes. I've signed a Burnett contract & know leak fee is 5 mill. Hearing from producer/crew N word is the 'much worse,'" Nee tweeted Sunday.
That's pretty thin, but even if Trump was not caught using the "N" word, I'm sure they can find something - if they're willing to pay the price.
I think Brock is bluffing. Not because he has any love for Donald Trump but because $5 million is an awful lot to spend on one zinger. Trump wasn't going to get many black votes anyway so its hard to see how his numbers could get any lower with that demographic.
There is already a perception among many voters that Trump is a racist so his use of the "N" word wouldn't be that surprising to them. All told, Brock's suggestion is more a PR stunt than a serious proposal.