Trump threatens to sue the New York Times over women 'hit piece'

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Trump Threatens to Sue the New York Times over Women "Hit Piece"

By AMANDA KABBABE & NATHAN SMITH, Veuer

The New York Times recently published a scathing weekend report taking aim at Donald Trump's past treatment of women.

Now Trump is firing back, and he may be bringing his attorneys into it.

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CNN is reporting that the Trump Organization's legal team has been entertaining the possibility of the presidential candidate suing The New York Times for libel over releasing the report.

The piece documents Trump's treatment of more than 50 women in his personal and work lives over the past 40 years.

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The article cites "unwelcome romantic advances, unending commentary on the female form, a shrewd reliance on ambitious women, and unsettling workplace conduct."

Fortunately for Trump, at least one woman featured in the article is backing the presumptive Republican nominee.

His ex-girlfriend, former swimsuit model Rowanne Brewer, spoke out in his defense saying, "...it was completely misleading. I made it very clear that I had a pleasant experience with Donald."

Trump himself took to social media to share his own criticism of the article. He posted 10 tweets, all directed toward the controversy.

He calls the article a "failed hit piece" and "a joke." He also points out, "Over 50 women were interviewed by the @nytimes yet they only wrote about 6. That's because there were so many positive statements."

Regardless of Trump's attempts at vindicating himself, the Times article has become the paper's most-read story of the year.

Though his attorneys are encouraging the Times to retract the story, there is no indication the publication will oblige. They are standing firmly behind the article.

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