The fact that Mr. Trump has multiple sexual assault accusers isn’t new. A report in June noted that at least 17 women have accused Trump of sexual harassment or assault. All but one had come forward before or during his bid for the presidency.
Now, one of his accusers, Summer Zervos, a contestant on “The Apprentice,” said in a court filing on Tuesday that Trump’s own records “strongly corroborate” her sexual assault.
Summer Zervos, the former contestant on The Apprentice, says in a court filing that the Trump Organization’s own records “strongly corroborate” her sexual assault accusations and belie the president’s denials. https://t.co/JjOXxKnpFa
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According to ABC:
‘Zervos has alleged Trump “repeatedly touched her, groped her, and kissed her” on multiple occasions in late 2007 and early 2008, but he has denied it and called her a liar.’
In a 2016 statement, Trump said:
‘To be clear, I never met her at a hotel or greeted her inappropriately a decade ago. That is not who I am as a person, and it is not how I’ve conducted my life.’
Earlier this year in the New York Supreme Court, according to Zervos, the Trump Organization was forced to turn over corroborating evidence as part of her defamation lawsuit.
The court filing states:
‘In particular the Trump Organization has produced copies of Defendant’s calendar entries and itineraries from late 2007 through early 2008 – the period in which Ms. Zervos reported she met with and was assaulted by Defendant.’
‘One document that Zervos says she got from the Trump Organization to support her claims includes itinerary documents that show Trump flew from Las Vegas to Los Angeles on Dec. 21, 2007, and stayed at the Beverly Hills Hotel for two nights, including when Zervos has alleged Trump “grabbed and sexually assaulted her in his Beverly Hills Hotel bungalow.”‘
There was also an email that was sent to Fox News with the subject line “Trump hit on me.”
The email from Zervos stated:
‘I was on the Apprentice. After the show was completed, Trump invited me to a hotel room under the guise of working for him. He had a different agenda. Please contact me to speak further as I have tried to make contact.’
Also, there is apparently an unspecified nine-page document the Trump Organization has designated confidential. Zervos has asked the judge to force the Trump Organization to lift the designation.
Her court filing said:
‘Defendant evidently is aware that the documents at issue closely corroborate Plaintiff’s detailed account of their interactions. That is not a valid reason for Defendant to use the Confidentiality Stipulation to continue to conceal the truth.’
According to ABC:
‘Trump faces a deadline of Dec. 6 to sit for a deposition in this case. In a ruling issued last week, the court ordered Trump to submit four possible deposition dates between now and then.
‘The president argued unsuccessfully that the state had no jurisdiction over him to hear Zervos’ defamation case. He had threatened to appeal to New York’s highest court but has never followed through.’
This is just one obstacle in the sea of legal challenges Mr. Trump currently faces. The president is facing an impeachment inquiry as evidence mounts due to the Ukraine scandal.
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