Omarosa To sue La Toya  Jackson For Defamation Of Character- Clutch Magazine

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].”

In a statement to Radar, her attorney said: 

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.

 

  • The Comment

    I don’t watch this show but I was taking my cornrows out and my hands were too greasy to touch the remote. My first impression was delight. Both women are professional, well spoken women. Beautiful women.

    But why is trying to sue Latoya??? She was branded evil since she came on the scene? What did I miss. Help me.

  • Echi

    Completely classless. Even if the lawsuit is not successful, I hope it will help to draw a line in the sand of just how debased one can be on these reality shows.

  • Misshightower

    They both need to go somewhere and sit down……

  • Keshia

    Off topic, but the heck is wrong with the Jackson family and their obsession with bad plastic surgery. Lawd have mercy.

  • Anon

    I saw that episode. Omarosa had LaToya so shook! lol

  • http://gravatar.com/deechagirl IJusWannaSay…

    LaToya should have brought Omarosa back into the boardroom, but LaToya knew that Trump wasn’t going to fire her because of the good ratings that Omarosa’s vileness brings. I also knew that regardless, Omarosa would have been spared.

    With that said, Omarosa is using MCD’s death as a crutch to make excuses. Her fake azz tears and the fake grieving is too nauseating to watch.

    I predict that Omarosa will be spared for a few more weeks, but she will not win. she’s only a prop for Trump to use when he needs a ‘black b*tch’ on his show.

  • The Comment

    My theory goes something like this;

    The Jackson’s were probably the first blacks to have plastic surgery. I think they got it in the late 70s when plastic surgery was new and crude. I’m thinking the white plastic surgeons never worked on blacks before and could not appreciate the black esthetic. Not because they didn’t want to but because not many–if any–blacks were flocking to surgeons.

    Like the first sistahs to have worn bulky weaves (may hats off to them) we need to think the Jackson’s for giving surgeons practice they need to work on a variety of people.

    I know this is totally off topic. But I really do wish Oprah would call Lil Kim. We need to know what is up with all these surgeries.

  • The Comment

    I think Trump wants to bang Omarosa

  • Trisha

    I just think those were some very harsh words spoken by La Toya.

  • The Artist

    I totally felt the same way. I highly doubt he was going to fire Omarosa, either way it was a lose-lose situation for LaToya. Ultimately, I think she did the best she could with the rather unfortunate hand she was dealt.

    I think it’s pitiful that Omarosa is holding herself up as a strong intelligent Christian black woman and then allowing Trump to use her as a ratings slave, one that has to degrade herself to win a few favors, but is obviously not good enough to win or sit among Mr. Trump in the big house.

    In all, I believe, LaToya just said what everyone else was thinking…

  • http://www.facebook.com/kelley.johnson.75436 Kelley Johnson

    Word is he already has.

  • http://gravatar.com/deechagirl IJusWannaSay…

    I love the term, ‘ratings slave’ because that describes Omarosa to a tee. Along with all the other black folks who feel the need to act like stereotypes on reality shows.

  • http://gravatar.com/deechagirl IJusWannaSay…

    I don’t think it was harsh at all. Omarosa has shown time and time again that she can dish it out, but can’t take it.

    ‘Bout time somebody said it…

  • Blue

    LaToya is free to say how she feels about Omarosa, but leave her deceased husband out of it.

  • Trisha

    I still think it’s harsh. From my standards regardless of what a person dishes out, I’ll leave their (deceased) love ones out of it. I think it’s unnecessary to go there. They’ll never see that person again regardless of what (we) think they shared or didn’t.

    I think La Toya would have had a nervous breakdown on national TV had Omarosa taken it there about MJ. Yeah, that one was below the belt…

    She couldn’t attack Omarosa on the business level so I guess she had to take it to the personal.

  • http://tontonmichel.tumblr.com Tonton Michel

    Latoya was out of line for bringing in MCD into this and blaming Omarosa for his death. That crossed a line.

  • lookyloo

    Actually, I don’t think Duncan’s dead, I think he’s hiding.

  • noir45

    Omarosa did take it there with the “Beat It” comment she made and about LaToya’s voice being too deep.

  • Nyckate132

    Rev omarosa? Now I’ve heard it all!

    This omarosa one is one most horrible persons on tv. Trump brings her back because people tune in to watch her being disruptive mean conniving and plain ugly. But like all bad things, people do get tired of them, there’s only so many times people can bear to watch ugly and I’d say that omarosa is past her “sell by date” and it’s time to let her go off into the sunset.

    With her still on show I can’t watch. Catch them next season.

    Oh and she’s probably suing LaToya for two reasons. First of course is that she’s broke and second she’s hoping desperately for more attention.

    Leaders lead by example and omarosa is no leader.

  • The Comment

    Whaaaat?????? No Waaaay! Really. OOOOOOO

    cause she st8 givin’ him the…….come get it look

  • The Comment

    Ummmm Tonton…..what is that photo of a kid w/a gun all about?

  • http://tontonmichel.tumblr.com/ Tonton Michel

    Image from the movie City of God, great movie.

  • Leslie

    The “reverend” Omarosa wasn’t married to Mr. Duncan.

  • Leslie

    Omarosa brought him into it…and why isn’t any one taking issue with Rodman’s comment the previous week that Omarosa deserved an Oscar for her performance?

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