It’s Leona’s Turn in Playboy--Donald Is a ‘Skunk’

<i> Associated Press </i>

Millionaire hotelier Leona Helmsley and real estate magnate Donald Trump are having a war of words through Playboy magazine.

In an interview in Playboy’s March issue, Trump called Helmsley, convicted of tax fraud, “a disgrace to humanity” and a “vicious, horrible woman.”

Helmsley had her say in an interview in the November issue, calling Trump “a sick, sick, sick, sick boy” and a liar.

For example, Helmsley said Trump actually paid $78 million, not the $30 million he claimed, for the St. Moritz Hotel in New York.


“The nerve of this S.O.B., the skunk,” she said in excerpts of the interview released Thursday. “I wouldn’t believe Donald Trump if his tongue was notarized.”

Sentenced to four years in prison and fined $7.1 million, Helmsley is free on $25 million bail pending her appeal.