'Apprentice' Fallout: Plane With "Release the Tapes" Sign Flown Over MGM, NBC Offices in L.A.

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From left: Donald Trump, Billy Bush and Mark Burnett; (inset: an Instagram image of the message by @dakohtes)

The plane was hired by advocacy group UltraViolet Action, which previously targeted ousted Fox News chief Roger Ailes over sexual harassment claims.

Calls to release unaired Apprentice tapes of Donald Trump are reaching a fever pitch. 

On Thursday, a plane hired by an advocacy group bearing the message "MGM, NBC, Burnett: Release the Tapes" flew over entertainment offices in Los Angeles. The plane's flight path took it over MGM Studios and NBC offices, a rep for the group, UltraViolet Action, said.

The mounting pressure follows former Apprentice producer Bill Pruitt's observation that there are "far worse" tapes of the Republican presidential candidate than what was heard on the lewd Access Hollywood hot mic tape originally published by the Washington Post last Friday.

Mark Burnett, whose production company is behind The Apprentice, has said that any unaired footage cannot legally be released. 

“Given all of the false media reports, I feel compelled to clarify a few points," Burnett wrote in a Wednesday statement. "I am not now and have never been a supporter of Donald Trump’s candidacy. I am NOT 'Pro-Trump.' Further, my wife and I reject the hatred, division and misogyny that has been a very unfortunate part of his campaign.”

Behind the paid plane promotion in L.A. is the advocacy group UltraViolet Action, which previously targeted ousted Fox News chief Roger Ailes over sexual harassment claims. 

"If NBC, MGM and Mark Burnett are sitting on tapes that reveal even more about Trump's character, the American people deserve to see them before any more votes are cast," Shaunna Thomas, co-founder of UltraViolet Action, said in a statement. 

Image courtesy of @dakohtes.

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