Legal threats target would-be Trump leakers


There’ve got to be some doozies to prompt this kind of threat.

From BuzzFeed News:

A powerful Hollywood ally of Donald Trump has threatened staffers who could release potentially damaging outtakes of the show, a source close to Mark Burnett told BuzzFeed News.

Burnett, the producer of The Apprentice, and his production company have not responded to requests for comment from BuzzFeed News and many other outlets since grotesque outtakes from another show rocked Trump’s campaign Friday, even as former staffers have suggested on Twitter (without clear evidence) that The Apprentice material could be just as damaging.

But the person familiar with Burnett’s thinking told BuzzFeed News that the producer is backing his star.

Burnett “is pro-Trump and has made clear to his teams that he will sue anyone who leaks,” the person said.

Another top Burnett star, the pro-Clinton billionaire and Trump foe Mark Cuban, defended the producer’s right to stay out of the fray.

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