Investors suing Trump family may look unheard of celebrity apprentice images, a judge ruled.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the studio that owns the footage, must now make the recordings available to investor lawyers in a secure location, according to U.S. District Judge Lorna Schofield.
The lawsuit was filed in 2018 by four plaintiffs who claim that Donald Trump and his children, Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump and Ivanka Trump, used their celebrity status to promote American Communications Network.
The plaintiffs in this case claim that their investment in ACM, a multi-level marketing company, has cost them thousands of dollars.
The lawsuit claims that the promotion of the company by members of the Trump family on celebrity apprentice led them to believe the company was credible and to invest their money in it.
A complainant claims she invested $ 4,600 in ACN but saw only $ 38 in revenue.
The reality show had an entire episode devoted to ACN’s “revolutionary” Videophone, and the former president appeared in promotional videos for the company for nearly a decade.
Donald Trump was paid $ 8.8 million by ACN from 2005 to 2015 according to a review of his tax returns by The New York Times.
The lawsuit says the Trump family was paid millions by ACN to promote the company and failed to perform due diligence checks.
The company has denied operating a pyramid scheme.
In June, the Trump family attempted to move the case from class action lawsuit to arbitration, which would have kept the evidence presented in the case from being made public, according to Reuters.
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