Subpoenas have been issued to MGM Holdings Inc. and Trump Productions LLC demanding unaired footage from the NBC reality show “The Apprentice” from when Donald Trump hosted the program, the AP reports.
The subpoenas were issued by Lawyers for Civil Rights, which sued Trump in February alleging that Trump’s decision to end special protections shielding some immigrants from deportation was racially motivated.
The AP reports that the action seeks to obtain any footage from production of the show in which Trump “uses racial and/or ethnic slurs” or “makes remarks concerning race, nationality and/or ethnic background.”
“Former White House staffer and fellow reality-TV star Omarosa Manigault Newman claimed without evidence in a book released in August, ‘Unhinged,’ that a tape exists of the president using the N-word on the reality show’s set,” the report notes. Trump has denied that any such tapes exist.
“The case filed in Boston’s federal court centers on the Trump administration’s decision to end temporary protected status for thousands of immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and Honduras,” the AP reports. “Temporary protected status provides safe havens for people from countries experiencing armed conflicts, natural disasters and other challenges.”