Donald Trump wants to block the release of “The Apprentice” before the US presidential election

Donald Trump wants to block the release of “The Apprentice” before the US presidential election
Donald Trump wants to block the release of “The Apprentice” before the US presidential election

A few hours before the Cannes Film Festival, Donald Trump’s team is increasing the pressure on “The Apprentice”.

Variety reveals that it has just sent him a letter of formal notice in order to block the release scheduled for September 15 in the United States.

The former president’s entourage denounces in particular the depiction of marital rape that he allegedly committed against his wife Ivana.

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War is declared between Donald Trump and the team The Apprentice, the film by Ali Abbasi with Sebastian Stan presented in competition at Cannes. We recall that following the official screening on May 20, Steven Cheung, spokesperson for the Republican candidate, threatened to launch legal proceedings, denouncing “pure malicious defamation that doesn’t even deserve to be released on DVD“.

Variety reveals today that the former president’s campaign team has just sent a letter of formal notice to the production in order to block the theatrical release scheduled for September 15 in the United States, less than two months before the November election. Suffice to say that a reward this Saturday evening in Cannes – the interpretation prize? – could well add fuel to the fire.

I have the impression that anyone who does not sing the praises of Donald Trump risks prosecution anyway.

Ali Abbasi with TF1info

The Apprentice is an independent film made for a little over $15 million, outside the Hollywood system. “It is a fair and balanced portrait of the former president“, the producers of the film have already reacted in a press release addressed to the professional magazine. “We want everyone to see it and then decide.

A position which echoes that of Ali Abbasi, whom TF1info was able to meet on the Croisette. “I have the impression that anyone who does not sing the praises of Donald Trump risks prosecution anyway.“, observed the Danish filmmaker of Iranian origin who directed a script by Gabriel Scherman, an American journalist specializing in the American right.

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What bothers the Trump camp the most is the depiction of marital rape committed by Donald Trump against his first wife Ivana. Facts denounced by the latter during resounding divorce proceedings in the early 1990s. She reiterated these accusations in her biography before retracting before her death in 2022 at the age of 73.


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