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Trump likes to threaten people with lawsuits. He usually doesn't follow through.


Trump likes to threaten people with lawsuits. He usually doesn't follow through.

WATCH  | Donald Trump's history of threatening lawsuits

After The New York Times published a story alleging two women were sexually assaulted by Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate threatened to sue the newspaper. 

The real estate mogul is famously litigious but he doesn't always follow through on his threat to sue. Here's a brief history. 

Who:  Ted Cruz

When: 2016 

Why:  Trump's campaign threatened the Texas senator with a defamation suit for a campaign ad they said was "replete with outright lies." The ad featured a clip of Trump in 1999 describing himself as "very pro-choice." 

Cruz responded by daring Trump to sue him: "You have been threatening frivolous lawsuits for your entire adult life." 

Who: Univision 

When: 2015 

Why:  Following Trump's comments about Mexican immigrants being "rapists" who bring drugs to the U.S., Univision decided not to air the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants. 

Trump filed a $500 million lawsuit against Univision. They settled for an undisclosed amount of money in February. 

Who: Mac Miller 

When: 2013 

Why:  The Pittsburgh rapper, who Trump calls "Little Mac Miller, used the real estate mogul's name in in his single, "Donald Trump."

Trump threatened legal action: 

Little @MacMiller, I'm now going to teach you a big boy lesson about lawsuits and finance. You ungrateful dog," Trump said in a tweet. 

Who: Lawrence O'Donnell 

When: 2011



The MSNBC host and Trump have a long-running feud. Lawrence and questioned whether the self-proclaimed billionaire is actually a billionaire. 

Trump tweeted: "I heard, because his show is unwatchable, that @Lawrence has made many false statements last night about me. Maybe I should sue him?"
Lawrence shot back: "You will never sue me cuz I know your BIG secret. You cannot afford it."

Who: Rosie O'Donnell 

When: 2006 

Why: Trump threatened to sue the "View" host after she suggested he was bankrupt and called him a "snake-oil salesman." 

Trump called O'Donnell a "loser" and told PEOPLE, "I'll most likely sue her for making those false statements -- and it'll be fun."

Who: Ivana Trump 

When: 1992 

Why: Trump sued his ex-wife for $25 million for allegedly speaking about his extramarital affairs, which violated a clause in their divorce agreement. 

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