Donald Trump Once Fired a 'Celebrity Apprentice' Contestant for 'Locker Room' Talk

Jennifer Drysdale

Donald Trump may have excused the lewd comments he made about women in 2005 as "locker room banter," but don't think you can talk that way in his boardroom.

In fact, the Republican presidential nominee fired a Celebrity Apprentice contestant in 2010 for using what he called "locker room" talk.

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"The reason why I said you were so arrogant is because you came in our dressing room, and took a crap, and left the stench in the room, so that is the whole purpose of why I was upset," Maria Kanellis said about fellow contestant Curtis Stone during a confrontation in Trump's boardroom.

"That's sort of gross. Isn't that sort of gross, though, bringing that up? It's like, disgusting. This is my boardroom, it's not a locker room," Trump replied, before deciding her fate. "Maria, you're fired."

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"Locker room talk" may not have been OK in Trump's boardroom, but that's the excuse he's continuing to use for his actions.

"This was locker room talk," Trump explained when grilled by debate moderators Anderson Cooper and Martha Raddatz with regard to the 2005 audio tape during the presidential debate on Sunday. "I'm not proud of it. I apologize to my family, I apologize to the American people."

In the footage released by the Washington Post on Friday, Trump can be heard telling then-Access Hollywood's Billy Bush that he tried to seduce Nancy O'Dell, Bush's co-host at the time.

"I moved on her and I failed," Trump said. "I'll admit it. I did try and f**k her. She was married. I moved on her like a b**ch, but I couldn't get there. And she was married."

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Trump and Bush then began discussing soap star Arianne Zucker, whom they were about to meet for Trump's guest appearance on Days of Our Lives.

"I've got to use some Tic Tacs, just in case I start kissing her," Trump said. "You know I'm automatically attracted to beautiful -- I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait."

"And when you're a star, they let you do it," he added. "You can do anything."

O'Dell addressed Trump's lewd comments on Monday's ET, saying that his crude statements are not acceptable anywhere -- not even in the "locker room."

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"There is no room for objectification of women, or anyone for that matter, not even in the 'locker room,'" the Entertainment Tonight host said. "The conversation has got to change because everybody deserves respect, no matter the gender or setting. And as a mom, I have to add that our kids, especially our young girls, need to know that their hard work, their achievements, their intelligence, their heart are most important, and those things will not go unnoticed."

See more of O'Dell's statement in the video below.

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