Donald Trump is in big trouble. Another lawsuit, among many, has reared its ugly head once again. A number of women have made allegations of sexual misconduct against the president. One of them is even running for office as a Democrat. Yet, one woman’s attorneys have actually made some remarkable progress. A New York Supreme Court justice has ruled that Trump must comply with her requests.
The president denied all of Zervos’ and other women’s allegations. He has also labeled the women “liars.”
Yet, POTUS’ attorneys must feel that the man sitting in the Oval Office will eventually have to do what the justice instructs. That included producing parts of his 2007 through 2008 calendar for discovery in Summer Zervos’ defamation lawsuit for the period of time when he allegedly sexually molested her. The former Apprentice contestant brought the lawsuit against the commander-in-chief, which claimed that Trump “forcibly kissed” and “groped” her while they were at the Beverly Hills Hotel in L.A., according to The Washington Post.
The attorneys for all parties involved have signed the court order.
A New York trial court instructed that the Trump Organization turn over records, and all parties must meet with the president’s company. The instruction said the attorney:
‘Shall produce defendant’s calendars and/or journal entries regarding the production of (Trump’s) phone records.’
Mariann Wang represent Zervos, Marc Kasowitz represents Trump, and Alan Garten represents the Trump Organization. The attorneys for all parties involved have signed the court order.
The reason that Zervos’ attorney wants the calendar and phone records is to strengthen her client’s case. Trump’s attorneys have tried repeatedly to either kill or delay her lawsuit since it was filed. A panel of New York appellate judges will rule on his latest attempt.
New York Supreme Court Justice Jennifer G. Schecter set the deadline for all parties to give deposition by Jan. 31. That meant the president of these United States will have to face questioning under oath.
The justice granted elements of discovery in Zervos’ motion. Schecter ruled that POTUS had to give evidence related to how he reacted to Zervos’ allegation. However, the justice said that he did not have to include any information or documents regarding other women’s allegations of sexual misconduct against him.
After the hearing, Schector said:
‘Plaintiff has not shown that the information and documents sought that are factually, completely unrelated to her and her claim, and relate solely to other women’s allegations, have any legitimate legal bearing on the controversy . . . (or) could result in discovery of evidence that would be relevant and potentially admissible at trial.’
The president has to answer questions and document requests for:
‘How (he) responded to public statements alleging that he engaged in inappropriate conduct, such as plaintiff’s statements (and) whether he had a strategy in responding to such statements.’
‘The information potentially bears on whether in making the statements that he made about plaintiff, he may have done so with actual malice.’
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