By Jonathan Stampel | Reuters
NEW YORK – A New York state judge on Monday remanded former US President Donald Trump for questioning in a defamation suit filed by a former contestant on “The Apprentice” after he denied allegations of sexual harassment. Deadline given.
Justice Jennifer Schneider of the New York State Court in Manhattan said Trump must file a statement when his lawyer said Trump used his accuser, Summer Zero, to encourage free speech. What is the intention to respond under a state law?
Shakter made the decision after a conference where the planned counter-suit was announced, and Trump and Xerox’s lawyers accused their opponents of blocking it.
“He can’t delay the case any further,” Zervos lawyer Moira Penza told the conference.
Xerox filed a lawsuit against Trump in January 2017, but the case is partially unresolved because Trump argued in the White House that no incumbent president could be prosecuted.
The issue came up after Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election, which made Trump a private citizen, the New York Supreme Court ruled in March.
In a statement, Trump’s new lawyer, Elena Habba, said the trial court “made its position clear today – Ms. Zerous should follow the court’s direction and find out all relevant and outstanding.” We will fully defend the President against a frivolous case.
Zervos’ lawyers were not immediately available for comment. Any deposit of Zervos must be by December 23.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Xerox accused Trump of giving him unwanted kisses and intrusions for career advice two years after his appearance on his reality television show in 2007.
She sued Trump after she called such women’s allegations “lies” and retweeted a post calling Zero’s claims “fraud.”
Zeros has sought compensation and punitive damages in addition to apologizing or apologizing. Trump has denied Zero’s claims and called his case politically motivated.
Hiba said Trump would file a counterclaim under New York’s “Anti-Therapy” Act, which seeks to prevent and prosecute defendants for prosecuting or harassing defendants for speaking out on public issues. The speech was extended last November.
SLAPP stands for “Strategic Case Against Public Participation.”
Former Elle Magazine columnist E. Jane Carroll is also filing a defamation suit against Trump after he denied abusing her at a Manhattan department store in the mid-1990s.
Trump has refused to defame Carol, and has refused to grant deputation or provide DNA evidence. She has also denied allegations of sexual misconduct by several other women.