A day after the journalist and television personality first accused Manigault Newman, 44, of propositioning him for sex to win the reality show — they both competed on season 1 — in a column for the Daily Mail, Morgan, 52, further detailed their off-camera interactions during a candid sit-down interview on Wednesday’s The Talk, when he called her “unbelievable.”
“Day one, she sidles up to me. I’ve never met this woman before. She comes up to me and says, ‘So Piers, I’m thinking that you and I could get into a showmance.’ I was like, ‘Wow, what’s that?’ She says, ‘You know, on The Apprentice, everyone has sex together and then we can go and sell the story.’ I went ‘you are completely deluded, this is not happening.’ So then she says to me, ‘What, what’s the matter with you? You gay?’ ” Morgan claimed.
Morgan, who confirmed that he is “not actually gay,” said that after he allegedly rejected her proposition, “for weeks on end, she was the most abusive, homophobic, horrible person I’ve ever met in my entire life.”
He went on to call her “untrustworthy, vindictive, vicious, backstabbing and the absolute last person that you should ever allow, in my opinion, into the White House.”
When host Julie Chen, who also hosts Celebrity Big Brother — on which Manigault Newman is currently competing — asked if he actually believed she is “homophobic” and not merely “scorned” for being turned down, Morgan said she “was saying really disgusting things. Not just like unpleasant comments — vicious, horrible, homophobic slurs.”
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