Trump says he’s struck back at Univision with $500M lawsuit

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NEW YORK (AP) – Donald Trump’s lawyers say Trump and the Miss Universe pageant have sued Univision for $500 million in a New York court, claiming Trump’s First Amendment rights were violated when the company declined to air the Miss USA contest. The lawsuit, filed in State Supreme Court in Manhattan on Tuesday, names Univision Networks & Studios Inc. and Alberto Ciurana, Univision’s programming and content president.

Univision says in a statement the lawsuit is “factually false and legally ridiculous.” The lawsuit claims breach of contract, defamation and speech violations. It says Univision cut ties with Miss Universe because Univision’s owner supports Democratic candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. Univision says it will continue to fight Trump over derogatory comments he made June 16 about Mexican immigrants when he announced his run for the presidency. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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