Skip to comments.Judge Rules Trump Must Sit For Deposition In Defamation Lawsuit
Posted on 06/05/2018 7:20:59 PM PDT by Enlightened1
President Trump must be deposed in a defamation lawsuit brought last year by a former contestant on "The Apprentice," a judge in Manhattan ruled Tuesday.
In a court order, Judge Jennifer Schechter set a Jan. 31, 2019, deadline for both parties to be deposed in the lawsuit, the New York Post reported. The parties also now face a July 13 deadline to issue requests for documents in the case.
The lawsuit brought by Summer Zervos, a former contestant on "The Apprentice," alleges that Trump defamed her by publicly claiming she had fabricated claims that Trump groped and kissed her without her consent in 2007.
According to the Post, the lawsuit is set to go to trial sometime after June 7, 2019.
Despite Schechter's order that Trump must sit for a deposition, there's still a chance he could avoid that. His lawyers have appealed the case to the New York Court of Appeals, and are still awaiting a response.
Mark Kasowitz, a lawyer for Trump, also said on Tuesday that he would seek to block Zervos's lawyers from asking the president about other women who allege they were sexually harassed or assaulted by Trump, the Post reported.
Schechter's order came two weeks after Kasowitz argued in a court filing that the president is immune to prosecution, and offered point-by-point denials of the allegations against Trump.
Filing the response, however, allowed Zervos's legal team to request to formally question the president under oath.
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“According to the Post, the lawsuit is set to go to trial sometime after June 7, 2019.”
That’s quite a backlog! They must be reserving dates for Hillary!, Comey, Lynch, et al. ;)
Yes, but must he stay, roll over, or fetch?
This is tiresome. Effing b.s. Trump has a country to run and some judge thinks he himself and his petty, fabricated cases are more important than nuclear disarmament in North Korea.
Where is a judge who can overrule this one?
I thought a sitting president cannot be sued.
“...claims that Trump groped and kissed her without her consent in 2007....”
Got video? No?
Got audio? No?
Got photos or witnesses? No?
Then it didn’t happen.
This bimbo has already had her fifteen minutes
You Cannot Depose this Sitting President.
If the judge wins this one, hundreds of cockroaches may come out of the woodwork. Any Trump-hating feminist who was ever in the same room with him in the past 50 years can make similar allegations.
What’s he going to do if Trump doesn’t?? The impeachment clause was designed to prevent this sort of nuisance lawsuits against a sitting president.
I believe the term these days for empowered females is "@unt".
Bimbo was used up by Hillary in 1992. It's kinda lost it's pizzazz.
It’ll never happen.
“I thought a sitting president cannot be sued.”
You may want to ask Bill Clinton his thoughts on that question.
I said ‘this’ sitting president.
One step above a Justice of the Peace.
The Stormy must have passed so the media have to invent some new "scandal" for Trump to shrug off.
Why is “this” relative to this situation? I think it is BS, but if the judge allows questions about other accusers no doubt this will get embarrassing.
The longest criminal statute of limitations in NY being 6 years for fraud (and no limit for rape, kidnapping, Class A felonies, and murder). Most other crimes are 2-5 years. The case shouldn't see the light of day unless they are somehow able to call this rape or a Class A felony.
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