Donald Trump: 'Don't Call Me a Millionaire!'
Most people would be happy to be referred to as a millionaire, especially if their net worth is somewhere around $200 million. But Donald Trump is not most people, and Donald Trump doesn't like being called a millionaire.
In fact, Trump was so offended when author Timothy O'Brien evaluated Trump's net worth at around $150 million to $250 million that he sued O'Brien for libel. Trump's beef, of course, is that he claims himself to be a billionaire, not a millionaire. Honestly, the nerve of that O'Brien guy!
Just yesterday, though, a New Jersey appeals court decided that O'Brien didn't mean any actual malice, as Trump indicated. So, The Donald lost.
Really, this is the second loss for Trump as far as this case goes: in 2009 Trump brought the case up, but the judge denied it outright.
And rightfully so: how many people do you know who complain about being called a millionaire? Trump is just one celebrity in a long line who have recently brought ridiculous defamation suits to court. Lindsay Lohan recently brought a suit against rapper Pitbull for including the lyric "locked up like Lindsay Lohan" in a song.
So what if it's true? Celebrities still don't want you saying it.