Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump wanted large stakes in their father’s media company even though they were barely involved, co-founder says: ‘They were coming in and asking for a handout’
Will Wilkerson, co-founder of Trump’s media company, filed a complaint with the SEC in August.
Wilkerson detailed his allegations to the Washington Post, including some about the Trump family.
Wilkerson wanted the stakes, describing the Post as “looking for alms” from Trump’s grown children.
According to one of the co-founders of Trump Media & Technology Group, the two adult sons of former President Donald Trump wanted a stake in their father’s media company, even though they were barely involved.
Will Wilkerson made allegations about Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump in an article published Saturday by the Washington Post. The story details the allegations of trespassing and potentially illegal activity at the Wilkerson-created company, which filed a whistleblower complaint with the SEC in August.
“They were coming and asking for help,” Wilkerson said of Donald Jr. and Eric, according to the Post. “They had no influence in this business … and they were taking stock from hard working people.”
The Trump Organization did not immediately respond to an insider’s request for comment.
a privileged statement Trump Media and Technology Group criticized the publication’s reports and touted the successes of Truth Social, such as launching on Apple and Google App Store and attracting millions of users.
“Ignoring these findings, the Washington Post published an article containing intentionally false and defamatory statements and other fabricated psychodramas,” the statement read. The statement did not directly comment on the specific allegations.
The outlet reported that Wilkerson, who served as senior vice president of operations, said he was fired Thursday after speaking to the Post. Wilkerson’s attorneys did not immediately respond to an insider’s request for comment, but told the Post he was cooperating. SEC and New York Prosecutors Investigate Trump Media,
Wilkerson provided the Post with the documents he filed with the SEC, which he claimed to support his claims about the company. Among the documents was a diary of Wilkerson and two other co-founders detailing their daily experiences at the company.
According to the Post, the newspaper showed three people evaluating how to deal with the Trump family’s involvement in the company. One newspaper noted that one person told them that Donald Jr. needed a “bedtime story and some love,” the store said.
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