Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Will Lawsuit Trump Maher's Joke?

National news services are reporting that Donald Trump plans to sue Bill Maher because Trump "accepted" Maher's "offer" to pay $5 M if Trump provided proof that he was not the offspring of his mother pro-creating with an orangutan. Apparently anticipating Maher's defense, Trump insists:

"I don’t think he was joking. He said it with venom. That was venom. That wasn’t a joke. In fact he was nervous when he said it. It was a pathetic delivery, but he said, 'I will give' and I said I will accept, so let’s see what happens."  

The legal standard, of course, is intent to contract - not the level of joviality or vengeance contained in the purported offer.  So, see the video clip below and judge for yourself.  Is it a contract offer or not?

update: Lawsuit withdrawn (to be re-filed later?)

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