There's Now a GoFundMe Page to Raise $5.1M for Whoever Leaks Footage of Trump Using the N-Word
People have launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the person who leaks uncensored behind-the-scenes footage of Trump from 'The Apprentice.'
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Pandemonium ensued when a producer from The Apprentice tweeted Sunday that there are "far worse" things Trump has said that's been picked up on a hot mic—like the n-word—and reporters scrambled to find a way to get their hands on behind-the-scenes footage of the material.
But efforts were stymied when reports began to surface that Mark Burnett, the producer behind the show who is reportedly a friend of Trump's, began to threaten associates of the show not to release the footage. Producer Chris Nee tweeted that she signed a contract that would subject her to a $5 million lawsuit if she (or others with access to the footage) ever leaked it to the press.
The offers to help a whistleblower with his or her legal fees began to pour in. And though Hillary Clinton ally and Media Matters owner David Brock told Politico he would foot the bill for a potential lawsuit should an NBC producer leak the footage, a group of old college friends took the matter into their own hands by launching a GoFundMe campaign for $5.1 million.
While there are several campaigns floating around the internet, the Trump Sunlight Campaign has raised a little over $2,000 as of 7:45 p.m. ET Sunday.
"This campaign hopes to raise the funds to pay those penalties and reward the whistleblower responsible with whatever remains to assist them forward in their career," the GoFundMe page stated. "Please help and our committee will ensure that at least one barrier to this evidence being presented to the American people is removed."
"Sunlight afterall, is said to be the best disinfectant," it added. You can read it in full here.