WATCH: "Apprentice" Film Sparks Fury At Cannes: Receives Eight-Minute Applause, And A Potential Lawsuit!

By Greg Moriarty | Wednesday, 22 May 2024 08:30 PM
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Former President Donald Trump is reportedly preparing to take legal action against the creators of the film "The Apprentice," in which he is portrayed committing a violent sexual assault against his late ex-wife, Ivana Trump.

The film, directed by Iranian-Danish filmmaker Ali Abbasi, traces Trump's ascent in the New York real estate world and includes a scene depicting Trump assaulting his wife.

The controversial scene in question has Trump's character, played by Sebastian Stan, violently throwing Ivana, portrayed by Maria Bakalova, to the ground and engaging in nonconsensual sex. The character of Trump is heard asking, "Is that your G spot? Did I find it?"

In response to the film, Trump's spokesperson Steven Cheung confirmed to Mail Online that they plan to sue the filmmakers for defamation. "We will be filing a lawsuit to address the blatantly false assertions from these pretend filmmakers. This garbage is pure fiction which sensationalizes lies that have been long debunked," Cheung said. He further accused Hollywood elites of election interference, likening the film to the "illegal Biden Trials."

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Cheung continued, "This 'film' is pure malicious defamation, should not see the light of day, and doesn’t even deserve a place in the straight-to-DVD section of a bargain bin at a soon-to-be-closed discount movie store, it belongs in a dumpster fire."

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Despite the controversy, the film received an eight-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival, as reported yesterday. Variety described the event and the contentious scene in detail, noting that insiders insisted the scene was consensual but uncomfortable. However, reactions from attendees suggested otherwise. One woman referred to the scene as "gross" and "rape," while another agreed, describing it as a disturbing sexual assault.

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In reality, despite their eventual divorce, Trump maintained a close relationship with Ivana, who passed away in 2022. Her death is said to have had a profound impact on him. As the legal battle looms, the film continues to stir debate and controversy, reflecting the polarizing figure at its center.

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