Holly Robinson-Peete, a former contestant on season 8 of The Celebrity Apprentice, has gone public over an occasion in which President Donald Trump used the N-word when referring to her. Robinson alleged the slur was dropped while Trump argued with producers over who should win the season between Robinson-Peete and a white contestant.

Robinson-Peete appeared on SiriusXM and told hosts about the 2010 event on The Celebrity Apprentice’s set where she reports that Trump had used the N-word. She claims Trump was “talking with producers and they’re really animated and that was when I heard that he said, ‘They want the ‘N-word’ to win.’ Because I guess the network wanted me to win or me to be chosen and Trump wanted Brett [Michaels].”

“‘How could anybody believe that he wouldn’t say something like that?’ I firmly believe he probably uses that language all the time, ” she added. “And then by the time it sort of started resurfacing, I didn’t even really address it too much because I felt like, what difference is it going to make?”

Comedian Noel Casler corroborated the story via a tweet that read, “Do you know who Holly Robinson Peete is? I worked on Season 8 of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ When the producers informed Trump she was the obvious winner he turned to his asst. and said ‘They want me to chose the n*gger’ He picked a white man (Brett Michaels) instead. He is racist.”

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