Mr. Trump’s legal matters have been mounting in the past several months, and there seems to be a steady continuance of scandals and lawsuits in which the president has been entangled. Now, it seems that it is getting even worse for Trump after the most recent court filing.
Trump’s attorney, Marc Kasowitz, just filed an answer to former “Apprentice” contestant Summer Zervos’s lawsuit in New York state Supreme Court on Tuesday. This filing enables Zervos’ attorney to formally question Mr. Trump under oath.
In January 2017, Zervos filed a lawsuit against Trump alleging that he defamed her in 2016 and sexually assaulted her in 2007.
In the filing on Tuesday, Kasowitz maintained that the president is immune from prosecution under the supremacy clause of the Constitution. He also denied a series of allegations against Trump. According to CNN:
‘The answer is an eight-page list of denials that also includes nine so-called affirmative defenses that largely reassert Trump’s main legal arguments in the case, including that a sitting president is immune from prosecution under the US Constitution’s Supremacy Clause.’
Zervos’ attorney, Mariann Meier Wang, said in response to the Trump team’s filing:
‘Just like any other person being sued in a court of law in this country, the defendant was today required to answer the complaint filed by Ms. Zervos,
‘We look forward to proving that his denials are baseless.’
Zervos’ team issued to subpoenas in early May to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and the Beverly Hills Hotel, which Wang said was part of the effort to prove that Trump lied “when he falsely denigrated Ms. Zervos and denied sexually assaulting her.”
Because MGM owns the archives of “The Apprentice,” Wang wants the company to hand over any documents and video or audio recordings that contain Zervos or Trump talking about Zervos. She has also requested recordings of Trump “inappropriately commenting on the female candidates.”
Trump’s team appealed the March 20 ruling which allowed the case to move forward, and the appeal is set to be heard in the fall.
Here’s what Twitter had to say:
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