During the 13th season of The Apprentice, Donald Trump infamously told celebrity contestant and Playboy Playmate Brande Roderick that it “must be a pretty picture, you dropping to your knees.”
That was the oral-sex joke that made it to air on NBC; what didn’t was two seasons worth of Trump telling Roderick he wanted to “marry” her and talking about how badly he wanted to “fuck” the Playboy model with the “perfect body” and gorgeous “tits,” three former Apprentice employees tell The Daily Beast.
“(Trump) kept proposing to her and telling her how beautiful she was. I think he was trying to be charming,” said one Apprentice staffer, recalling Trump’s words with Roderick during The Apprentice’s eighth season—the second edition of Celebrity Apprentice. The staffer spoke on the condition of anonymity due to strict nondisclosure agreements those working on the TV production had to sign. “When he invited her back for another season , he kept asking repeatedly again, saying he wanted her as his wife. It was typical Donald… (and) creepy.”
At the time of both seasons, which aired respectively in 2009 and 2013, Trump was married to wife Melania, a former model who got hitched to the mogul in 2005. Trump’s reign during the Celebrity Apprentice era of the show is already marred by multiple accounts of scandal, questionable management, and Trump’s own offensive remarks and obscenities.