Donald Trump is suing Univision for $500m after the network announced that it will not air the upcoming Miss USA pageant, which Trump partly owns, because of the offensive remarks he made towards Mexican immigrants during his presidential candidacy speech last month.
The presidential hopeful and real estate mogul filed the lawsuit in the New York State Supreme Court. He is accusing Univision of violating its contract by not broadcasting the upcoming pageant.
According to Trump, Univision is required to broadcast Miss USA live on television in Spanish on 12 July.
In a statement, Trump said: “Nothing that I stated was different from what I have been saying for many years. I want strong borders, and I do not support or condone illegal immigration. There is a high level of crime occurring in this country due to unchecked illegal immigration.”
Earlier this week, NBC officially cut its ties with Trump because of his comments towards Mexican immigrants. The network will no longer air or partner with Trump on the Miss Universe Organization pageants and he will not return to host his long-running show, ‘Celebrity Apprentice.’