Tensions rose between La Toya Jackson and Omarosa Manigault on Sunday night’s episode of The Apprentice, so much so that Omarosa plans on suing La Toya for defamation of character. Jackson, who was the consummate incendiary and fired by Donald Trump, made several low brow remarks regarding the death of Omarosa’s fiance, Michael Clarke Duncan.
“Omarosa’s fiance passed away not long ago. He had a heart attack, I’m sure she gave it to him,” she told the camera during one of the challenges. After she was fired by Donald Trump, she said: “Omarosa is the most evil person I have ever met. She’s a no good, conniving scheming, cut-throat, probably pulled the cord on Michael Duncan Clarke [sic].”
La Toya Jackson’s statement on the March 17, 2013 episode of All-Star Celebrity Apprentice, that the Reverend Omarosa Manigault caused her fiancé Michael Clarke Duncan to die, is false, vicious and defamatory. Rev. Manigault has been heralded as a life saver for her actions on the evening that her fiancé suffered a life-ending heart attack. It is because of her bravery that Mr. Duncan — the love of Rev. Manigault’s life — was able to live for months beyond that tragic night. Mr. Duncan passed away from natural causes. Ms. Jackson made the statement immediately after having been “fired” off the show, and blames Rev. Manigault for her loss. It is repulsive and of the lowest level of class for Ms. Jackson, who showed herself to be a “sore loser” in making these disgusting statements in the wake of Rev. Manigault’s tragic loss. As her counsel, we have been directed to pursue these defamatory statements to the fullest extent of the law with La Toya Jackson and any other participating publications or media outlets who repeat or repost these statements.
To clarify the attorney’s use of “reverend”, Omarosa received her license in 2011, and was ordained after serving as an assistant pastor at her home church — the Weller Street Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, California — for about a year.