Univision Responds to Trump’s Lawsuit: ‘Legally Ridiculous’
Donald Trump filed a lawsuit today against Univision for breach of contract over backing out of their partnership with the Miss Universe Organization, but Univision has already fired back at Trump’s “ridiculous” suit.
Univision backed out over Trump’s controversial remarks about Mexican immigrant rapists and criminals coming into the United States. Trump filed a $500 million lawsuit saying that beyond the breach of contract, Univision is muzzling his First Amendment rights.
In a statement provided to Politico, a Univision spokesperson made it clear it’s hard for them to take the suit seriously:
“We just reviewed Mr. Trump’s complaint for the first time, and it is both factually false and legally ridiculous. We will not only vigorously defend the case, but will continue to fight against Mr. Trump’s ongoing efforts to run away from the derogatory comments he made on June 16th about Mexican immigrants. Our decision to end our business relationship with Mr. Trump was influenced solely by our responsibility to speak up for the community we serve.”
[image via Univision]
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