The legal system in this country, it’s not a joke. It’s not a toy for rich idiots to play with.
— Bill Maher, commenting on the $5 million lawsuit filed against him by Donald Trump after the comedian failed to make good on his “offer” to pay Trump if the real estate mogul could prove that he wasn’t the “spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan.”
(Maher dedicated an entire segment of his show on Friday night to dissect this absurd lawsuit, and he made some pretty great jokes about Trump’s lawyer from Cooley LLP. Let’s check it out, after the jump.)
When referencing the demand letter he received (which you can see here, as Exhibit B), Bill Maher really went to town on Scott S. Balber, a partner in Cooley’s litigation department and head of the firm’s Financial Services Litigation group, who lateraled in from Chadbourne & Parke, where he served as co-head of the Commercial Litigation practice. Here’s a fun little snippet from Friday night’s episode of Real Time with Bill Maher:
Do these morons even know it’s impossible for people and apes to produce offspring? And look at the lawyer’s signature. It just kind of trails off as if to say, “I’m too embarrassed to even finish this.” Scott S… Aw, f**k it, I’m Trump’s lawyer.
Whoever said “any publicity is good publicity” must not have witnessed a lawyer’s name being dragged through the mud for the benefit of a lawsuit-happy client like the Donald. Take a look at the clip to see more:
Perhaps Scott Balber should’ve known better than to monkey around with someone like Donald Trump.