WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump now says NBC broke the law when it released a recording of him making lewd comments about how he felt entitled to grope women aboard an “Access Hollywood” bus.
Trump tells Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor” that “the microphone was not supposed to be on.”
He’s also claiming it was an “illegal act” for NBC to record his conversation, even though he was in the midst of recording a television episode.
Trump says, “you know that was a private dressing room – yeah that was certainly illegal, no question about it.”
California law makes it a crime to record private conversations unless all parties consent — as long as the participants have an objectively reasonable expectation that no one is listening.
Trump is also suggesting he might consider taking legal action against NBC after the election. He has rarely followed through with such threats.