Judge Rejects Trump’s Effort To Throw Out Summer Zervos’ Defamation Suit

President Donald Trump, arms crossed, takes part in a listening session on gun violence with teachers and students in the White House on February 21, 2018. Trump promised more stringent background checks on gun owner... President Donald Trump, arms crossed, takes part in a listening session on gun violence with teachers and students in the White House on February 21, 2018. Trump promised more stringent background checks on gun owners Wednesday as he hosted a group of students who survived last week's mass shooting at a Florida high school. / AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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November 19, 2019 10:51 a.m.

New York state Supreme Court Justice Jennifer Schecter on Monday dismissed President Donald Trump’s motion to throw out the defamation lawsuit filed against him by former “Apprentice” contestant Summer Zervos.

Schecter’s decision means Trump will have to give a deposition in the case by January 31, according to CNN.

Zervos, who alleges that Trump forcibly kissed and groped her in 2007, is suing Trump for defamation after he claimed her allegations were “100 percent fabricated” and that the women who had accused him of sexual misconduct, including Zervos, were “liars.”

The former reality TV star claims Trump’s attacks led to threats against her and damaged her business at her restaurant in southern California.

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