Donald Trump has called off his lawsuits against NBC stemming from their differences over the Miss Universe pageant. Variety reports that Trump bought out NBC’s ownership share in the organization and now owns it outright.
In a Tweet, Trump announced: “Just purchased NBC’s half of The Miss Universe Organization and settled all lawsuits against them. Now own 100% — stay tuned!”
The move follows a turbulent period for Trump and NBC, after the network severed ties with Trump over his remarks about Mexican immigrants as he was launching his presidential bid. NBC refused to air the Miss USA Pageant, which was a co-production between NBC and Trump. Trump also exited his host’s chair on NBC’s “Apprentice” programs.
“Trump also filed a $500 million lawsuit against Univision Communications for refusing to air [Miss USA], which eventually aired on Reelz,” Variety notes.
Trump is scheduled to make an appearance on the network tonight, on “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.”