Report: Trump lawyer asks teen to shut down cat website
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A lawyer for President TrumpDonald TrumpOmar, Muslim Democrats decry Islamophobia amid death threats On The Money — Powell pivots as inflation rises Trump cheers CNN's Cuomo suspension MORE demanded that a 17-year-old from San Francisco shut down a website that lets visitors hit Trump with kitten paws, according the New York Observer.

The website lets users click on Trump’s face and punch it with kitten paws.

The website's creator, identified by the Observer as Lucy, said she received a cease-and-desist letter form Trump's general counsel at Trump Tower. 


“As I’m sure you’re aware, the Trump name is internationally known and famous,” the letter said, also describing Trump as a “well-known businessman.”

Alan Garten, chief legal officer at the Trump Organization, said in a statement Lucy had not been sent a missive by the company.

“This is completely false,” said Garten, who is also the Trump Organization’s executive vice president. "No such letter was ever sent by us.”

Lucy said she received the legal notice three weeks after her website went live. She described the site as a "fun little" project to put on her resume. 

She said after consulting with a lawyer, she took Trump's name out of the URL, changing it to That website does not appear to be active. 

“But after changing [it], they still came after me,” Lucy said. “It’s so sad that his administration is focused more on being liked, burying real news and taking down sites like mine as they supposedly make him look bad.”

“I was just going to let this go, but I think it’s, pardon my French, f---ing outrageous that the president of the United States has his team scouring the Internet for sites like mine to send out cease and desists and legal action claims if we don’t shut down,” Lucy told The Observer in an email.

“Meanwhile, [Trump] tweets about ‘The Apprentice’ and sends out power-drunk tweets about phone tapping,” she added. "HOW ABOUT BEING THE PRESIDENT?”

Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner resigned as publisher of the Observer in January to take a role in his father-in-law’s administration.

Kushner is married to Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka and is widely considered one of the president’s closest confidants.