Donald Trump loves to sue people, and he has used this tool or the threat of a lawsuit to subdue woman who try to stand up to him. After all, how many women have the resources to go up against a billionaire, let alone a billionaire president of these United States? Fortunately, a few women have been beating him.
Of course, there is the adult film star, Stormy Daniels. She hired a brilliant pit bull of an attorney, Michael Avenatti, who has worked the media to his client’s benefit — and Trump’s frustration.
Yet, there are other women suing him. One woman has recently appeared in the spotlight, and she just won a big victory.
Former Apprentice contestant, Summer Zervos, has been in the process of suing Trump, according to The New York Post. Interestingly, this suit was not for sexual abuse, even though she noted that he:
‘Rubbed his crotch against her in 2007 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.’
Trump denied the allegation.
It started when Zervos went public with her claim days before the 2016 presidential election. After the liar-in-chief called her a liar, Zervos sued Trump for defamation of character. The president tried to block her suit.
Five justices on a Manhattan, mid-level Appellate Division appeals panel just wrote their decision. The one-page ruling allowed Zervos’ case to move forward. They wrote:
‘The motion is denied.’
That meant Zervos beat the president. This was not Trump’s first attempt to dodge her lawsuit. A lower court judge told him that he could not stay (halt) her lawsuit, either.
Marianne Wang has been representing Zervos, and she told the Washington Post that Trump “maliciously attacked” her client:
‘We look forward to proving Ms. Zervos’ claim that defendant lied when he maliciously attacked her for reporting his sexually abusive behavior.’
Thomas Farr, @realdonaldtrump‘s nominee for a federal judgeship, worked to undermine voting rights & defended discrimination against women, African Americans, & LGBTQ Americans. His record should disqualify him from sitting on the bench, & the Senate should reject his nomination. pic.twitter.com/ATDu3tOygO
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) May 15, 2018
Trump’s attorney for this case, Marc Kasowitz, said:
‘The Zervos case raises what the United States Supreme Court has called an ‘important’ and unresolved constitutional issue — whether the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution bars a state court lawsuit against the President of the United States during his or her term in office. Respectfully, the Appellate Division’s order denying a stay of the case pending the resolution of this key issue is incorrect.’
‘It is also completely and unjustifiably contrary to the stays the courts uniformly granted when deciding whether a lawsuit against President Clinton could proceed in federal court.’
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