A new tell-all book about daytime talk show “The View” alleges that Donald Trump ripped off Star Jones’ wedding.
The claim comes from wedding planner David Tutera, who tells journalist Ramin Setoodeh that the current U.S. president copied his design for his wedding to Melania. The excerpt comes from Setoodeh’s new book Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of ‘The View’.
Jones, who was one of the original hosts of “The View”, hired Tutera to plan her wedding to now-ex-husband Al Reynolds in 2004. Trump and Melania were guests, alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Rock, Kim Cattrall, and even Hillary Clinton.
In the book, Tutera says that after the wedding, Trump reached out to him to discuss plans for his own upcoming nuptials with Melania, apparently telling Tutera that he wanted a “carbon copy” of Jones’ ceremony.
However, the two couldn’t come to an agreement on price, so Trump found a different planner, though Tutera alleges the new designer simply stole his ideas.
“Melania and Donald copied my design and hired someone else,” Tutera says (via TooFab). “That’s the God’s honest truth. Look at the photos of their wedding versus Star’s. It’s the exact same thing! The way the flowers were set up, the layout, the whole thing.”
Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of ‘The View’ hits stores this Tuesday.