'Apprentice' producer says he doesn't have legal right to release footage
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The producer of the Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rages against '60 Minutes' for interview with Krebs Cornyn spox: Neera Tanden has 'no chance' of being confirmed as Biden's OMB pick Pa. lawmaker was informed of positive coronavirus test while meeting with Trump: report MORE reality show "The Apprentice" confirmed on Monday that he cannot release footage from its archives, after the past few days have brought to light potentially damaging, decade-old clips of Donald Trump.


Mark Burnett and MGM, which owns his production company and the NBC show hosted by the GOP nominee from 2004 to 2015, released a joint statement clarifying recent reports about potential leaks of outtakes.

“Despite reports to the contrary, Mark Burnett does not have the ability nor the right to release footage of other material from The Apprentice,” the statement reads, according to CNN. “Various contractual and legal requirements also restrict MGM’s ability to release such material.”

The statement also addressed a report from Sunday that Burnett warned staff not to release any footage, threatening to sue if they did.

“The recent claims that Mark Burnett has threatened anyone with litigation if they were to leak such material are completely and unequivocally false. To be clear, as previously reported in the press, which Mark Burnett has confirmed, he has consistently supported Democratic campaigns.”

Talk of more possible footage from the show comes after leaked audio from 2005 revealed the GOP nominee making sexually explicit comments about women.

The audio sparked a political firestorm and many Republicans have either rescinded their support or called on Trump to withdraw from the race.