You’ve Been Trumped Too: Documentary that Trump ‘doesn’t want you to see’ to be released worldwide

Trump has tried to block the film from being seen for the past four years

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A damning documentary about Donald Trump that the US president “doesn’t want you to see” is getting released worldwide.

Having been held back by legal threats from the Trump Organisation for the past four years, You’ve Been Trumped Too has been picked up for release, and will arrive less than three months before the 2020 US election.

The documentary explores the “deeply troubling” confrontation between Trump and 96-year-old Scottish widow Molly Forbes half a decade after it’s discovered that the president’s workers shut off her family’s water supply while constructing a luxury golf resort near Aberdeen.

These events were first documented in 2011 film You’ve Been Trumped.

While investigating the case, director Anthony Baxter was arrested and put in jail, but the charges against him were thrown out. Police were then forced to issue him an apology.

In a recent piece for The Guardian, Baxter described the release as “an important landmark for freedom of speech, independent filmmaking, and, most importantly, the accountability of the rich and powerful”.

The follow-up to You’ve Been Trumped, which premiered in the UK on BBC Two back in 2012, sees the director return to Scotland to find that Forbes and her family still don’t have a reliable water supply.

After the film was completed, the Trump Organisation threatened to sue any cinema that showed it, causing the film’s US distributor to drop its release ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

However, though these threats undermined the film’s initial release, it was found the actual legal arguments were baseless, as Baxter’s documentary was carefully vetted for libel and fair use by leading law firms in both the US and UK.

Now, thanks to Journeyman Pictures, the film will be released worldwide on iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay, Journeyman VOD and Vimeo on 18 August, just under three months before the next election.

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