You may remember back in January that Bill Maher appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Also on that show was Donald Trump (we're guessing the Leno bookers were beyond desperate when they booked these two).
This was shortly after Trump wanted Obama to release college transcripts and some other garbage he dreamed up.
Maher in an effort to try an appear funny (he's not) he offeredTrump $5 million if he could prove he wasn't "spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan."
The following day, Trump's attorney sent a letter to Maher that included Trump's birth certificate and demanded that Maher "remit the $5 million to Mr. Trump immediately and he will ensure that the money be donated to the following five charities in equal amounts: Hurricane Sandy Victims, The Police Athletic League, The American Cancer Society, The March of Dimes, and The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute."
Trump has now decided to clog up the court systems with a lawsuit against Maher seeking the $5 million.
Trump's Office released this statement about the suit:
Donald Trump today filed a lawsuit against talk show host Bill Maher for the $5 million dollars he committed to pay Mr. Trump for charity while being interviewed on the Jay Leno Show. Mr. Trump is hereby demanding the $5 million dollars and issued the following statement:
“I don’t know whether this case will be won or lost, but I felt a major obligation to bring it on behalf of the charities listed, namely Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, American Cancer Society, Hurricane Sandy Victims, March of Dimes, and the Police Athletic League. Bill Maher made an unconditional offer while on The Jay Leno Show and I, without hesitation, accepted his offer and provided him with the appropriate documentation. Prior demands for payment went ignored by Mr. Maher despite the fact that the beneficiaries of this suit will ultimately be the charities named above, who would share equally the $5 million dollars…something I am certain they can desperately use.”
The lawsuit was filed in California.