Donald Trump To Sue Bill Maher for $5 Million Over Orangutan Joke (VIDEO) By Slate V Staff | Posted Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at 1:45 PM Tweet MYSLATE Save this story. Follow all Blog articles. Follow the Trending News Channel blog. Follow stories by Slate V Staff. MySlate is a new tool that lets you track your favorite parts of Slate. You can follow authors and sections, track comment threads you're interested in, and more. Donald Trump will take Bill Maher to court for refusing to honor his joking pledge to pay $5 million if Trump could prove his father wasn’t an orangutan.