Donald Trump lawyers tried to stop BBC showing Scottish bullying film - 2012-10-22

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F345.png Donald Trump lawyers tried to stop BBC showing Scottish bullying film October 22, 2012, Severin Carrell, The Guardian

Donald Trump tried to force the BBC to drop the broadcast of a critically acclaimed documentary on his alleged bullying of residents near his Scottish golf resort.

Lawyers for the New York property magnate contacted the BBC two days before the feature-length film You've Been Trumped was screened on BBC2 on Sunday night, claiming it was highly defamatory, biased and misleading, and demanding a right of reply.

In a letter to the BBC from Dundas & Wilson, a prominent Scottish law firm which has acted for Trump for several years, and seen by the Guardian, the Trump organisation threatened to complain formally to Ofcom and the BBC Trust if the screening went ahead.

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{{cite news | first = Severin | last = Carrell | title = Donald Trump lawyers tried to stop BBC showing Scottish bullying film | url = https://www.theguardian.com/media/2012/oct/22/donald-trump-bbc-film-row | work = The Guardian | date = October 22, 2012 | accessdate = July 18, 2020 }}