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Who says I'm a millionaire?

Postby cheatercock » Thu, 26 Jan 2006 9:09 pm

Who says I'm a millionaire?

NEW YORK - Who wants to be a millionaire? Not Donald Trump, a self-professed billionaire.

Who says I'm a millionaire ?
The real estate mogul and reality TV star said on Tuesday that he had filed a lawsuit against author Timothy O'Brien for pegging his net worth at no more than US$250 million (S$405.3 million).

Trump, who is known for his reality show The Apprentice, sued O'Brien and his publisher, Warner Books, for defamatory statements in the book, TrumpNation: The Art Of Being The Donald.

At issue is Trump's net worth, which O'Brien reported was US$150 million to US$250 million, citing three people with direct knowledge of his finances.

Trump contends that his net worth is at least US$2.7 billion. He said the suit seeks US$5 billion in compensatory and punitive damages from Warner and O'Brien, a New York Times reporter who covered Trump's businesses for more than a decade.

'I believe it is important to expose irresponsible, malicious and false reporting,' Trump said in a statement.

A Warner Books spokesman said Trump had participated extensively and willingly in O'Brien's research for the book and the author was willing to meet Trump at any time to discuss its merits.

Reuters, NYT

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Postby Quasimodo » Thu, 26 Jan 2006 10:49 pm

Trump has a point. A few hundred million here, a few hundred million there and soon you're talking about real money.

(realistically lowering his net worth will make hus reputation as a shrewd investor suffer, he gets less credibility and the spiral continues. I don't blame him for being pissed)
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Postby cheatercock » Fri, 27 Jan 2006 12:27 pm

Wondering if Donald Trump wins the battle who will be able to pay 5 billion dollar compensation.

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Postby Quasimodo » Fri, 27 Jan 2006 6:01 pm

I think all he's really after is a retraction, although it is defamatory so he might actually get some dough depending on the publicatiion's sources.



Hmm, how about you defame me, I'll sue you for one billion and we'll spliut the diff. deal?
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 27 Jan 2006 8:41 pm

Quasimodo wrote:I think all he's really after is a retraction, although it is defamatory so he might actually get some dough depending on the publicatiion's sources.



Hmm, how about you defame me, I'll sue you for one billion and we'll spliut the diff. deal?


I can't imagine what I could say that would be defamatory! :cool:

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Postby Quasimodo » Fri, 27 Jan 2006 8:45 pm

Hmm, all negative descriptions are true then? Sad, sad, sad
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Postby Saint » Fri, 27 Jan 2006 8:48 pm

Quasimodo wrote:
Hmm, how about you defame me, I'll sue you for one billion and we'll spliut the diff. deal?


What a complete and utter pleasant, charming, sincere guy you are :)

How we doing Quasi? Should get a few quid for that :lol: :lol:

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Postby donno » Fri, 27 Jan 2006 9:38 pm

rain rain go away come again another day!!!

SAINT SAINT SAINT SAINT

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Postby Quasimodo » Sat, 28 Jan 2006 8:00 am

Saint wrote:
Quasimodo wrote:
Hmm, how about you defame me, I'll sue you for one billion and we'll spliut the diff. deal?


What a complete and utter pleasant, charming, sincere guy you are :)

How we doing Quasi? Should get a few quid for that :lol: :lol:



Hmm, trying to make me seem like a nice guy, eh? Well: :tongue:
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Postby Saint » Sat, 28 Jan 2006 6:29 pm

donno wrote:rain rain go away come again another day!!!

SAINT SAINT SAINT SAINT


:???:

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Postby Quasimodo » Sun, 29 Jan 2006 10:42 am

Saint wrote:
donno wrote:rain rain go away come again another day!!!

SAINT SAINT SAINT SAINT


:???:



Congratulations, you have your own groupie, it's like the thyroid condition you never had but always wondered what it was like.
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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Mon, 30 Jan 2006 1:56 pm

In a recent interview on public radio, George Clooney was asked : 'if you could change one thing for someone, what would it be?' and without missing a beat he said: 'Donald Trump's hair'. :D

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Postby Saint » Mon, 30 Jan 2006 5:14 pm

Quasimodo wrote:
Saint wrote:
donno wrote:rain rain go away come again another day!!!

SAINT SAINT SAINT SAINT


:???:



Congratulations, you have your own groupie, it's like the thyroid condition you never had but always wondered what it was like.


I think he's got himself a bit lost and should be directed back to the "Lets ask a silly SIA question" thread

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Postby cheatercock » Wed, 01 Feb 2006 2:02 pm

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:In a recent interview on public radio, George Clooney was asked : 'if you could change one thing for someone, what would it be?' and without missing a beat he said: 'Donald Trump's hair'. :D


:D :D :D :D :D


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