Donald Trump drops $5 million orangutan lawsuit against Bill Maher

Donald Trump, an orangutan and Bill Maher.
Donald Trump, an orangutan and Bill Maher.Ethan Miller / Getty Images files; Reuters file / Today

Finally, enough of this monkey business! E! News has confirmed that Donald Trump has dropped his $5 million lawsuit against Bill Maher over an orangutan joke (no really, we can't make this up).

But it may pop up again in the future.

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Michael Cohen, special counsel to Trump, tells E! News, "The lawsuit was withdrawn to be amended and refiled at a later date."

This all started when Maher and Trump reportedly put in writing that if the "Celebrity Apprentice" star can present a valid birth certificate to prove that he's not the product of his mother having sex with an orangutan, then Maher would write a check for $5 million to the charity of Trump's choice.

And, well, since Trump doesn't joke around and there's money involved, he did provide valid paperwork to show that he's all human (sigh), but Maher never forked over the $5 million.

Yes, that really happened.

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