Piers Morgan accuses Omarosa of offering him sex to win ‘Celebrity Apprentice’
British journalist Piers Morgan said Tuesday in a tweet that former White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman offered to sleep with him in order to win the season of “The Celebrity Apprentice” on which the two appeared together.
In an op-ed for The Daily Mail, Morgan who in the past has supported the president questioned why a “relentlessly loathsome” person such as Manigault-Newman was offered a job in the Trump administration.
“I’ve met a lot of vile human beings in my life, from dictators and terrorists to sex abusers and wicked conmen. But I’ve never met anyone quite so relentlessly loathsome as Omarosa; a vicious, duplicitous, lying, conniving, backstabbing piece of work,” Morgan wrote.
In the op-ed, Morgan details a conversation between himself and the former Trump aide during the 2008 season of “The Celebrity Apprentice” during which Manigault-Newman allegedly offered to create a “showmance” between the two contestants, which Manigault-Newman claimed would make them both “lots of money.”
“‘Piers, do you want a showmance?'” Morgan quotes the former White House aide as saying.
” ‘A showmance. You know, a romance on the show – we get it on together. Happens all the time on Apprentice. Everyone has sex together. Then we can make lots of money out of it,’ ” she reportedly added.
When Morgan says he turned down the offer, Manigault-Newman allegedly questioned his heterosexuality.
“You must be joking, you deluded woman,” Morgan says he responded.
“She didn’t take it well. ‘What are you? Gay?’ ” Morgan continues.
Morgan went on to detail how Manigault-Newmans’s accusations surrounding his sexuality eventually made their way in front of the cameras, prompting Morgan to jokingly kiss country singer Trace Adkins during a scene on the show.
“Beneath the laughs though lay a less savoury truth,” Morgan wrote. “Omarosa is a reprehensible human being, prepared to offer sex to win a reality TV show and use the most vile homophobic slurs against rival contestants.”
Despite this, he writes, Trump ”took this serial loser, and horrible human being, into the heart of the White House to spread her poison.”
Manigault-Newman, now a contestant on “Celebrity Big Brother,” left her White House position in December. Her remarks on the show about her former workplace, however, have caused headaches for the Trump administration in the weeks that followed.
White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah slammed Manigault-Newman’s comments on the show and tenure in the White House during a briefing last week.
“Omarosa was fired three times on ‘The Apprentice,’ and this was the fourth time we let her go,” Shah said. “She had limited contact with the president while here. She has no contact now.”