Trump bought out NBC’s share, then promptly sold the company. “The government contended that Trump Management had refused to rent or negotiate rentals ‘because of race and color,’” reported.
“It also charged that the company had required different rental terms and conditions because of race and that it had misrepresented to blacks that apartments were not available.” Trump called the accusations “absolutely ridiculous.”The upshot: The Trumps hired attorney Roy Cohn, who had worked for Joe Mc Carthy and whom Michael Kinsley once indelibly labeled “innocent of a variety of federal crimes.” They sued the Justice Department for $100 million.
In the end, however, the Trumps settled with the government, promising not to discriminate and submitting to regular review by the New York Urban League—though crucially not admitting guilt.
The The dirt: Trump has been linked to the mafia many times over the years, with varying degrees of closeness.
Zervos, who’s represented by the famous lawyer Gloria Allred, was one of the several women who accused Trump of sexual assault or misconduct prior to the election.
She claims that he kissed her and pressed his genitals against her non-consensually.
Donald Trump is now president and not just a private citizen, but that doesn’t mean he’s free of the controversies that dogged him in his former life.
Last week, a few days before Trump’s inauguration, former contestant Summer Zervos sued him in New York state, accusing the president of defamation.
That seems unlikely, since a spokeswoman dismissed the suit immediately.
It’s unusual for a president to be in such a legal situation—though not entirely unprecedented.