Cease and Desist Letter Sent Over Trump Film

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(TheRedWire.com) – Following the conclusion of the Cannes Film Festival, the film “The Apprentice,” which is a biopic about former President Donald Trump’s first steps in the real estate industry failed to win any awards. 

The film is by director Ali Abbasi, with actor Sebastian Stan playing the role of Donald Trump, while Trump’s former mentor Roy Cohn is played by Jeremy Strong. Following its premiere, the movie reportedly managed to receive an eight-minute standing ovation following its festival premiere. However, despite the warm reception the film did not manage to win any awards.

The Palme d’Or, which is the top prize of the festival went to the film “Anora” by director Sean Baker. Baker is the first American since 2011 to win the award. 

Criticism has emerged about the film “The Apprentice” with some people arguing that it negatively depicted the relationship between the former President and his first wife Ivana. Former President Trump’s attorney sent a cease-and-desist letter to the director of the film on Friday, claiming that the film was a “concoction of lies” and that it was defamatory towards the former President. In the letter, it is noted that if they do not “cease and desist” all of the marketing and distribution for the film then they would be liable to face legal remedies. 

Last week, Trump spokesperson Steven Cheung claimed that the Trump campaign was going to be filing lawsuits against those responsible for the film because of the “blatantly false assertions” included. He also argued that the film was defamatory and that it “belongs in a dumpster fire.”

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