People.com Entertainment TV Vivica A. Fox Clarifies Claim Ivanka Trump Insulted Her on 'Celebrity Apprentice' : I'll 'Never Forget' "I don't think she knew at the time she was insulting us," the actress told Andy Cohen — but later tweeted that it was "SO NOT TRUE" she was saying Ivanka had made a racist remark By Dory Jackson Dory Jackson Instagram Twitter Website Dory Jackson is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE's digital TV team. While at the brand, she's had the opportunity to interview a long list of celebrities, from Kate Hudson to Pierce Brosnan to Billy Porter. She also recaps popular TV shows like The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules.The New York-based Maryland native graduated from Randolph-Macon College in May 2016 with a focus in Communication Studies and Journalism. She came to PEOPLE in March 2021 after working at a number of major news companies, including Newsweek and Us Weekly. She also previously co-hosted a podcast called "Idol Nation." People Editorial Guidelines Updated on May 10, 2021 10:21 PM Share Tweet Pin Email There is one moment from Vivica A. Fox's time on The Celebrity Apprentice she wishes she could forget. During a recent appearance on the E! series For Real: The Story of Reality TV, Fox recalled a comment she said Ivanka Trump once made to her on her father Donald Trump's former competition series. "I will never forget when I did Celebrity Apprentice and Ivanka Trump, she said, 'Wow, you speak very well,' " the Empire alum, 56, told host Andy Cohen. "You know, Andy, I hate to say it, I don't think she knew at the time that she was insulting us. I really think that she thought that she was complimenting us." Vivica A. Fox Claps Back at Body Shamer Who Criticized Her Leather Look — 'I Looked Fabulous' Cohen, 52, added: "I don't think that she knows now." Of the fan reaction at the time, Fox said "Twitter went crazy" as they questioned what Ivanka, 39, meant by her alleged remark. "Think of the layers and layers of white people that saw a cut of that show and aired it," Cohen said. "And then they said, 'Oh, this is great!' " A spokeswoman for Ivanka declined to comment to PEOPLE on the record. Fox subsequently tweeted that it was "SO NOT TRUE" she was saying Ivanka had made a racist remark. In another tweet clarifying what she told Cohen, Fox wrote: "Must be a slow ass news day?? I said Twitter folks when the show Celebrity Apprentice aired were upset at her comment!" Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty; Michael Kovac/Getty Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. In her appearance on E!, Fox also opened up about the impact reality TV has had on her life, saying it's been a "wonderful" experience overall. "It's allowed me to reinvent myself and go from young ingénue to prove to everyone that I was a good businesswoman," she said. "That's where Celebrity Apprentice came into [the picture]." "I always try to use reality to my advantage instead of a disadvantage. When I did Dancing with the Stars, it was to show people that I could dance. So, I'm grateful for reality. I really am," she added. Ivanka Trump Makes First Public Appearance Since Leaving White House Fox appeared on The Celebrity Apprentice's seventh season in 2015. While talk show host Leeza Gibbons won and journalist Geraldo Rivera was the runner-up, Fox managed to raise $50,000 for her charity, Best Buddies International, before being fired. During a 2019 appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Fox said she enjoyed her time working alongside Donald, 74, on The Celebrity Apprentice — but that her opinion on him had since changed. "He was charming, absolutely," she said of the former U.S. president. "Donald Trump was the reason why I decided to do Celebrity Apprentice, but how he has conducted himself as our president has been completely disappointing to me."