quadriplegic lawyer drops Apprentice suit.

quadriplegic lawyer drops Apprentice suit.
The quadriplegic attorney who sued The Apprentice has dropped his lawsuit after being assured that disabled people would be allowed to apply for the series. James Schottel Jr. sued the show despite having “no evidence anyone disabled has been rejected or discouraged by the process involving the show,” according to the AP. He has won a sentence, which will be added to the application rules. It reads: “All applicants who believe they meet our criteria, including persons with disabilities, are welcome and encouraged to apply to be a participant.” Mark Burnett told the AP that this was never really an issue, saying, “Even before we learned of this lawsuit, our staff in New York had already interviewed three persons in wheelchairs. We continue to urge all potential participants, including those with disabilities, who are interested to apply for the show.”

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