February 11, 2016
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump and Univision decided to put an end to a lawsuit the magnate filed against the network after a dispute between the parties over his comments referring to Mexican immigrants as "rapists."
Without offering details of the agreement, the Hispanic television network said Thursday that it had come to a legal agreement to settle the lawsuit arising from Univision's decision not to continue broadcasting the Miss Universe and Miss USA beauty pageants.
Trump had sued Univision for $500 million claiming that political interference from Univision owner Haim Saban, a well-known Democratic fundraiser, had motivated the firm to withdraw from the five-year broadcasting contract, valued at $13.5 million.
"I have known Donald Trump for many years in both a personal and professional capacity, and we are pleased to settle this matter and move forward," said Univision CEO Randy Falco.
Meanwhile, Trump said that "I have known Univision's president and CEO, Randy Falco, for more than 20 years, and I'm glad we are able to put these differences behind us,"
Trump, who has promised to deport "all" undocumented migrants and withdraw the citizenship automatically granted to their U.S.-born children, said on announcing his presidential run in June 2015 that Mexican immigrants were "criminals and rapists," a remark that was widely rejected by businessmen, celebrities and politicians.
Source: Fox News Latino