July 8, 2017

Trump lawyer tries to stop sexual harassment suit

Washington Post - Arguing in part that a U.S. president cannot be sued in state court while serving in office, lawyers for President Trump in a court filing late Friday called for the dismissal of a complaint from a former contestant on the “Apprentice” television show who claims the president sexually harassed her a decade ago.

Summer Zervos, a California restaurant owner who appeared on the reality show in 2006, filed suit against Trump in January in New York, alleging Trump defamed her during the presidential campaign when he said her sexual harassment complaints were false.

Zervos had accused Trump of aggressively kissing and grabbing her when she went to his bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel to discuss a possible job at the Trump Organization a year after she participated in the reality show that he hosted.

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