NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 24, 2006--Donald J. Trump yesterday filed a lawsuit against New York Times reporter Timothy L. O'Brien and Warner Books, Inc., alleging that O'Brien's book about Trump, TrumpNation: The Art of Being the Donald, published by Warner in October 2005, defamed the world-famous businessman, real estate developer and public personality.The New York Times questioned whether Trump is really a "billionaire." For that, he wants $5,000,000,000.
In the lawsuit, Trump alleges that O'Brien and Warner knowingly made egregiously false and malicious statements about Trump, his family, his personal life and his business dealings, including statements grossly misrepresenting Trump's net worth. . .
The lawsuit, which was filed in state court in Camden, New Jersey, seeks $2.5 billion in compensatory damages and $2.5 billion in punitive damages against O'Brien and Warner Books.
P.S. I'm a billionaire, and I dare you to say that I'm not.