Trump sues Maher for $5 million for orangutan sex joke

Updated 1:07 PM EST, Wed February 6, 2013

Story highlights

Bill Maher suggests Donald Trump's mom mated with an orangutan

The comedian offers $5 million for Trump to prove otherwise

Trump's birth certificate shows Fred Trump as his father

Trump sues asking Maher to pay up

It’s best not to monkey around with Donald Trump – or maybe that’s a bad choice of words.

The billionaire real estate mogul is suing millionaire comedian Bill Maher for $5 million.

Why?

Because Maher said – in jest, as comedians are wont to do – that he would donate $5 million to a charity if Trump could prove he wasn’t the “the spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan.”

“I’m not saying it’s true,” Maher told Jay Leno on “The Tonight Show” last month.