'Apprentice' Guest Star Hits Back After Trump Mocked Her Skin: 'I Was Hurt'
Emily West told Inside Edition she was shocked to hear the comments, which were not aired on the show.
Country singer Emily West is speaking out about allegedly being insulted behind her back by Donald Trump while on The Apprentice.
“I was hurt,” West told Inside Edition.
West was a runner up on America's Got Talent in 2014.
In 2010, she was invited to make a guest appearance on The Apprentice, where contestants from the show gave her a makeover.
West said she never met Trump, but a just-leaked transcript quotes Trump as saying: "Her skin, her skin sucks, okay. She needs some serious ------- dermatology." The comment never aired.
A Trump spokeswoman said she can't comment on an "alleged transcript" from The Apprentice.
Many want to know exactly what other things Trump may have said behind the scenes at his TV tapings, especially after his shocking comments on the now-notorious Access Hollywood tape.
Former Apprentice contestants are now speaking out about Trump.
Randal Pinkett, who was the winner of season four, told Inside Edition, “There was one occasion when I was with Donald that he commented on another female candidate and said that he would be interested in sleeping with her. I think he said, ‘I would hit it.’"
Kristi Frank, a contestant on season one, said, “He referred to me behind the scenes as ‘the woman with the big chest.’”
She said Trump never said anything offensive to her in person. She only heard about his alleged comments long after she was fired.
Frank said, “To now hear that he referred to me as ‘the one…I can't remember her name, but the one with the big chest’ -- it's just very degrading. It's demeaning and it's shocking to me.”
Meanwhile, Billy Bush appeared in public -- with his future on the Today show very much in doubt.
CNN senior media correspondent Brian Stelter says women at NBC are furious over that hot mic video.
“On this tape, we are seeing Billy Bush at his worst. There's no doubt about that. My sources at NBC say it's unlikely he'll ever be back on the Today show,” he said.
Trump went on another Twitter rampage Tuesday -- this time aimed at Republicans who are bailing on him:
“It is so nice that the shackles have been taken off me and I can now fight for America the way I want to,” he Tweeted.
And Trump spotted a mini-me supporter at a rally in Pennsylvania, where he asked the little boy while holding him, “Do you want to go with them, or stay with me?”
The little boy said, “Trump!"
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