After watching the now-infamous video in which Donald Trump and Billy Bush were caught degrading women on an Access Hollywood bus back in 2005, it was impossible not to wonder how many times Trump—who’s spent most of his adult life in front of the camera—exhibited similar behavior when he thought no one else was looking. And it gets worse. According to producers and crew of The Apprentice, there is additional unreleased audio of Trump making demeaning comments toward women and using the N-word.
Even before Friday's leak, there were reports of Trump’s brutish behavior as host of The Apprentice, where he would often make lewd comments about the appearance of female contestants. "If there was a break in the conversation, he would then look at one of the female cast members, saying, 'You’re looking kind of hot today, I love that dress on you,'" a former crew member told the Associated Press. "Then he would turn to one of the male cast members and say, ‘Wouldn’t you sleep with her?' And then everyone would laugh." Per the Associated Press:
A former crew member who signed a non-disclosure agreement and asked not to be identified, recalled that Trump asked male contestants whether they would sleep with a particular female contestant, then expressed his own interest.
"We were in the boardroom one time figuring out who to blame for the task, and he just stopped in the middle and pointed to someone and said, 'You'd f... her, wouldn't you? I'd f... her. C'mon, wouldn't you?'"
Bill Pruitt, a producer on the first and second seasons of the hit reality show, confirmed as much when he tweeted: "I assure you: when it comes to the #trumptapes, there are far worse."
Emmy Award-winning producer Chris Nee responded to Pruitt's comments Sunday by claiming the "far worse" was corroborated by Apprentice producers and crew who told her there's footage of Trump using the N-word.
According to TMZ, airtight confidentiality agreements are preventing the show’s creator, Mark Burnett, from releasing whatever footage he may have access to. MGM is the rightful owner of the footage, and there are reportedly written agreements in place that would make the company liable if it ever released any footage that was meant for the cutting room floor. According to a report from BuzzFeed, Burnett (who is a Trump supporter) has threatened any staff who could potentially release outtakes or damaging footage from the show. The source reported told BuzzFeed that Burnett "is pro-Trump and has made clear to his teams that he will sue anyone who leaks."