Offbeat Summer Zervos' defamation suit against Trump may proceed

19:31  17 may  2018
19:31  17 may  2018 Source:   nydailynews.com

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A New York judge said Tuesday that a defamation lawsuit against President Trump related to an allegation that he sexually harassed a former “Apprentice” contestant may go forward. Summer Zervos filed the suit last year after Trump said publicly during the 2016 presidential campaign that she and

Tuesday’s opinion from Judge Schechter of the New York Supreme Court in the Summer Zervos defamation case against Trump rightly rejects these claims. Trump responded to the suit with the argument that — because he is now President — he cannot be sued in state court.

Summer Zervos has alleged that Trump defamed her on the campaign trail after she publicly claimed that he groped her in 2007. © Barry Williams/for New York Daily News Summer Zervos has alleged that Trump defamed her on the campaign trail after she publicly claimed that he groped her in 2007.

A one-time “Apprentice” contestant’s defamation case against President Trump can move forward, a New York state appeals court decided Thursday.

President Trump in April filed paperwork in Manhattan Supreme Court maintaining that the Constitution protected him from a lawsuit brought by Summer Zervos, who claims Trump made unwanted sexual advances on her.

“Now, upon reading and filing the papers with respect to the motion, and due deliberation having been had thereon, it is ordered that the motion is denied,” the Appellate Division said in its four-sentence ruling.

Zervos has alleged that Trump defamed her on the campaign trail after she publicly claimed that he groped her in 2007.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Jennifer Schecter rejected Trump’s argument to toss Zervos’ suit, which was rooted in claims of presidential immunity.

Mariann Wang, who represents Zervos, said "We look forward to proving Ms. Zervos’s claim that Defendant lied when he maliciously attacked her for reporting his sexually abusive behavior."

Trump filing in ex-Apprentice contestant's case could open up possibility of deposition .
A court filing by President Trump's attorney in an ongoing defamation lawsuit could open the president to a possible deposition.Attorney Marc Kasowitz filed an answer to former "Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos's lawsuit in New York state Supreme Court on Tuesday, enabling Zervos's legal team to request to formally question the president under oath. In the filing, Kasowitz denied a series of allegations against Trump and repeatedly asserted that the president is immune from prosecution under the supremacy clause of the Constitution.

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