Donald Trump Buys NBC's Stake in Miss Universe

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The mogul had filed a lawsuit after Univision refused to air the organization's pageants.

After a summer of turbulence, Donald Trump says he is now the sole owner of the Miss Universe Organization.

Trump tweeted Friday morning that he "just purchased NBC’s half of The Miss Universe Organization and settled all lawsuits against them."

An NBC spokeswoman confirmed the sale, but did not release details. 

Trump had filed lawsuits after both NBC and Univision refused to air the organization's pageants, which was half owned by Trump at the time, following his remarks on the campaign trail that some Mexican immigrants are rapists and killers. 

A spokesperson for Trump did not respond to a request for comment.

NBC cut ties with Trump in June over his "recent derogatory statements" regarding immigrants, the company then said in a statement.

At that time, Trump had already said he would not be participating in The Celebrity Apprentice.

"They did not want me to run. They wanted me to do The Apprentice," Trump said then.

Miss Universe did not respond to a request for comment. 

 

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