Omarosa Manigault threatens to sue La Toya Jackson over Michael Clarke Duncan comments on 'All-Star Celebrity Apprentice'
Former (and current) Apprentice baddie Omarosa Manigault didn't take too kindly for La Toya Jackson's outburst on Sunday's episode of All-Star Celebrity Apprentice, so she's suing Jackson for defamation. Well, she did imply Omarosa killed fiance Michael Clarke Duncan, so we can see being sore about that.
"La Toya Jackson’s statement on the March 17, 2013 episode of All-Star Celebrity Apprentice, that the Reverend Omarosa Manigault caused her fiancé Michael Clarke Duncan to die, is false, vicious and defamatory," Omarosa's attorney told RadarOnline in a statement. "It is repulsive and of the lowest level of class for Ms. Jackson, who showed herself to be a “sore loser” in making these disgusting statements in the wake of Rev. Manigault’s tragic loss. As her counsel, we have been directed to pursue these defamatory statements to the fullest extent of the law with La Toya Jackson and any other participating publications or media outlets who repeat or repost these statements."
Jackson said in her post-firing interview outside the boardroom that Manigault is "a conniving, scheming, cut-throat, probably pulled the cord on Michael Duncan Clarke." Well, that clears her, because La Toya obviously was thinking of someone else, since she got the name entirely wrong. Of course, she also said "He had a heart attack, I'm sure she gave it to him." That's just plain mean.
Jackson already backtracked on her comments on Tuesday's Today show, though (according to Entertainment Tonight), telling Natalie Morales, "I didn't mean it that way at all, not at all. I think when you are under a lot of pressure, and people are just nudging you and nudging you... but absolutely not. I mean he's a kind guy. He's a sweet guy. He was." She also says she should've brought Omarosa into the boardroom with her, because Trump said he would have fired Manigault over Jackson. What, and miss an excellent lawsuit tie-in to promote his show?