Trump Threatens Suit Over “Dump Trump” Petition

    February 20, 2013
    Amanda Crum
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“Trump threatens” seems to be a headline we’re seeing a lot of these days. Whether it’s a threat to sue Bill Maher over a joke or a threat to drop a bombshell about President Obama, the tycoon hasn’t been afraid to speak out about his opinions…or promise to do something about them.

The latest story in the Trump saga is that he’s threatening to sue a man who began a petition back in December to get Macy’s to drop the millionaire from their ads. Trump’s lawyers sent a letter to the petition’s creator, Angelo Carusone, demanding that he drop it or face a lawsuit to the tune of $25 million.

“While you claim to be merely exercising or right to free speech, your egregious, premeditated and illegal conduct far exceeds anything protected by the Constitution. Rather than simply engage in lawful protest, you have apparently made it your mission to interfere with and intentionally disrupt Mr. Trump’s longstanding and well-established business relationship with Macy’s as well as his contractual dealings with other third parties through mob-like bullying and coercion,” the letter reportedly states.

But Carusone isn’t buying it, especially as he began the petition months ago and Trump seemed not to be fazed by it. When asked about the petition November, Trump said, “The fact is that there’s a large group of people who like Donald Trump and what Donald Trump says. I have no regrets.”

Carusone replied to Trump’s letter with one of his own, saying, Your letter repeatedly asserts, without any factual basis, that Carusone has exaggerated the extent to which members of the public have endorsed his boycott effort; you also contend, again without being specific, that Carusone casts Trump in a false light. There is a well-established First Amendment right to advocate a boycott over policy-related objections … I have no reason to believe that there is a tort of exaggerating the public support for a political campaign. If there were such a tort, I imagine that most candidates for public office, no doubt including your client, would be liable at one point or another.”

  • http://signon.org/sign/urge-macys-to-dump-donald/ Jimmy5Fingers

    This windbag is not happy unless he is threatening someone. He does more harm to RepubliKLANS than good.

  • http://webpronews moose1220

    So many people seem to get on Donald Trump. Is it jealousy? Why do they have such a problem with him? He could probably get on so many people himself. Most of his comments or threatened lawsuits are brought about by actions, lies or derogatory statements made by others about him. Back off!!!

  • wayne

    biggest cry baby that i’ve ever heard///////////grow up 2yr old

  • Sandy

    Anything Donald FRUMP people need to STAY AWAY From DO NOT watch his Apprentice show even if the Pope is on it! DO not go to his casinoes and gamble. DO NOT stay at his hotels, dO Not golf at his club. DO not buy his clothing at macys or anywhere else. ANYTHING to do with this devil in disguise people need to BOYCOTT! He needs to be taught a much needed valuable lesson which he thinks “he’s above” learning because the public is stupid! His behavior in the elections should not go unrequitted. He needs to PAY and pay dearly he will for his Birther action he started What NERVe, what Audacity! What BALSS he thinks he has! To do what he did and CONTINUOUSLY keeps doing. Because his mighty dollar runs the land? Or the World? NOT! We the public need to teach him a lesson that he will take to the grave! That if people are too afraid to FIRE him from the media and entertainment or MAcys, then WE WILL FIRE him from our society FOR GOOD!!!! And onle WE THE PEOPLE have the power to do so! DO NOT SUPPORT DONALD TRUMP endeavors in ANY WAY! He is BAD news for society perioed and does HArm to anyone associated with him’s career! Stay away from DONALD TRUMP! DO not watch his shows, buy his brand or make this rich evil doer MOre richer so that he can CONTINOUSLY keep being EVil!!! He is WICKED from the floor to his CORE!!!! BOYCOTT!

  • Disgusted

    This attack on free speech by Trump makes me want to boycott him more. I will never buy any Trump product out of sheer revulsion.