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February 05, 2013

Donald Trump Sues Bill Maher for $5-Million Charity 'Pledge'

Donald Trump filed a lawsuit against Bill Maher Monday seeking payment of a $5-million charity bet the comedian made on television last month, Politico reports.

Appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Mr. Maher said he would give the money to a charity of Mr. Trump's choice if the billionaire mogul produced a birth certificate proving he is not the "spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan." During the presidential campaign, Mr. Trump had offered to pay $5-million to charity if President Obama released his college records.

"Bill Maher made an unconditional offer ... I, without hesitation, accepted his offer and provided him with the appropriate documentation," Mr. Trump said in a statement. He said he would donate the money to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, American Cancer Society, Hurricane Sandy victims, March of Dimes, and the Police Athletic League.