2018-02-13 23:26:03 UTC
castmate Omarosa Manigault-Newman, claiming the reality star wanted to have
a "showmance" with him and later called him homophobic slurs after he
rejected her advances.
In a column written for The Daily Mail, Morgan recalls his time with
Manigault-Newman. "I've met a lot of vile human beings in my life, from
dictators and terrorists to sex abusers and wicked conmen. But I've never
met anyone quite so relentlessly loathsome as Omarosa; a vicious,
duplicitous, lying, conniving, backstabbing piece of work," he wrote.
With Manigault-Newman stirring a frenzy on CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER, where she
has warned her new reality co-stars about President Donald Trump and has
cautioned about Vice President Mike Pence, Morgan said he was prompted to
explain how the reality star was quick to stir trouble during their 2008
stint on Trump's APPRENTICE.
"Omarosa sidled up to me at the New York Mercantile Exchange and said,
quite seriously: 'Piers, do you want a showmance?' 'A what?' I replied. 'A
showmance. You know, a romance on the show-- we get it on together. Happens
all the time on APPRENTICE. Everyone has sex together. Then we can make
lots of money out of it," Morgan wrote of Manigault-Newman's alleged
suggestion. "I stared at her grasping, ferociously ambitious little eyes,
and laughed: 'You must be joking, you deluded woman.'"
Morgan then explained that Manigault-Newman turned on him "like a viper"
after rejecting the proposal, asking Morgan, "What are you? Gay?"
From that moment on, according to Morgan, Manigault-Newman continuously
directed homophobic slurs toward him: "I can honestly say I've never been
spoken to in my life like the disgusting, foul-mouthed, homophobic way
Omarosa spat at me throughout the weeks of filming. Because I'd rejected
her revolting sex plot, she decided the best line of attack was to
repeatedly question my sexuality in the most crude and offensive manner
During filming, Morgan was separated from his ex-wife, who was also the
mother of three of his four children. Morgan explained that
Manigault-Newman used that information. According to Morgan, she would say,
"The mother of your children hates you Piers... and your children fucking
hate you, they're embarrassed by you. Is there another man raising your
children?" Morgan also recalled Manigault-Newman telling him, "'Shut the
fuck up, asshole. How are your kids going to feel when they wake up and
discover their dad's a fucking faggot?"
Manigault-Newman allegedly took it further by confiding in Trump that she
thought Morgan was "in the closet".
Said Morgan, "I'm not gay and she hadn't heard that about me. She'd just
made it up to smear me and to provoke me into a confrontation."
He added, "Omarosa is a reprehensible human being, prepared to offer sex to
win a reality TV show and use the most-vile homophobic slurs against rival
contestants. She did all this purely so it would bring her more airtime,
and more attention."
Morgan also explained the horror he felt after learning Manigault-Newman
was appointed the White House's director of communications for the Public
Morgan also said that he finds Manigault-Newman's time in the White House
"just as big of a scandal as Rob Porter, yet nobody seems to care."