Mahsa Saeidi-Azcuy, a "fired" candidate from Donald Trump's show "The Apprentice," is accusing the business mogul of making sexually inappropriate comments toward women and favoring those female contestants he found more attractive. The accusations are really nothing new, but Saeidi-Azucy has been making a lot of noise since she got "fired" on last week's episode, and is threatening "to pull the curtains back on the cover-up." So what is she talking about?
Firstly, Saeidi-Azucy resigned from her job as a Brooklyn assistant district attorney because she didn't tell her bosses she would be appearing on the show (plus, appearing in court while on TV was a problem). Then, during the episode in which she got fired, she swapped information with a competitor on another team about how much the teams had made in the previous challenge. In the "boardroom," her rival denied he had taken the information, and Saeidi-Azucy was "fired." She claims that Trump "knew I was telling the truth, but still allowed that boardroom fiasco."
That was over the weekend. Today, she is calling Trump sexist. And she's got a man to back her up! Contestant Gene Folkes said Trump "had one [female] contestant come around the board table and twirl around," and Saeidi-Azucy said he frequently asked the male team to rate the female team in terms of looks. "So much of the boardroom discussion concerned the appearance of the female contestants—discussing the female contestants' looks—who he found to be hot," she told the Post. What's really sad is that these sordid allegations sully the sterling reputation of reality television.
Trump had no comment to the Post, but back in 2004 he did back up his female choices when they appeared in a racy spread for FHM magazine. He said, "These women were hired because of their great intelligence. But they also turned out to be beautiful, and that's not so bad." Maybe he just needs all the help he can get; ladies just aren't impressed by gold-plated columns the way they used to be.