UPDATE 1-Trump, Univision settle lawsuit over Miss USA pageant

jueves 11 de febrero de 2016 15:52 GYT

(Updates with further details on settlement)

By Nate Raymond

NEW YORK Feb 11 (Reuters) - Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Thursday he has settled a $500 million lawsuit against Spanish-language television network Univision over its decision not to broadcast the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants.

The settlement resolved a lawsuit filed in June after Univision said it would not air the Miss USA pageant, an event Trump then half-owned, due to what the network called insulting remarks made by Trump about Mexican immigrants.

Terms of settlement were not disclosed. The announcement came two days after Trump won the New Hampshire primary, in a big boost to his status as front-runner in the race to be the Republican nominee in November's U.S. presidential election.

Trump, a billionaire real estate mogul, said in a statement he had known Univision Communications Inc CEO Randy Falco "for more than 20 years and I'm glad we are able to put these differences behind us."

Falco, in his own statement distributed along with Trump's, said Univision was "pleased to settle this matter and move forward."

The lawsuit, which sought $500 million, stemmed from comments Trump made in announcing his presidential candidacy on June 16, in which he accused Mexico of sending rapists and other criminals to the United States.

"They're bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they're rapists, and some I assume are good people, but I speak to border guards and they tell us what we are getting," he said at the time.   Continuación...