In the midst of allegations of sexual harassment against Harvey Weinstein, President Donald Trump’s allegations are resurfacing thanks to a new subpoena from Summer Zervos, a former contestant on Trump’s reality TV show The Apprentice.
Zervos accused Trump of kissing and grabbing her when she went to his bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel bank in 2007 to discuss a possible job at the Trump Organization. It’s been almost a year now since she made the accusations, in which Trump denied and called it a lie.
On the contrary, Zervos refused to let Trump get away with this; she responded by suing him for defamation. As part of that suit, her lawyers served a subpoena on his campaign, asking that it preserve all documents it had about her, according to BuzzFeed.
Not only that, but now her lawyers have also asked for “all documents” concerning other women who have accused Trump of groping them, including Jessica Leeds, Mindy McGillivray, Rachel Crooks, Natasha Stoynoff, Temple Taggart, Kristin Anderson, Cathy Heller, Jill Harth, and Jessica Drake. The subpoena seeks “all documents concerning any accusations that were made during Donald J. Trump’s election campaign for president, that he subjected any woman to unwanted sexual touching and/or sexually inappropriate behavior.” Last year, Trump tweeted a blanket denial, saying, “Nothing ever happened with any of these women.”
As BuzzFeed reports,
“Trump’s lawyers have sought to have the suit dismissed or at least delayed until he is out of office. His lawyers argued that he is protected from civil lawsuits in state court while in office. They also made a number of other claims in a July filing, among them that the entire suit is politically motivated and that Allred is using it to dredge up ammunition to impeach him. As for the subpoena, they argued that it is “far reaching” and “seeks wholly irrelevant informationintended solely to harass the president.”
Zervos’ attorneys rejected Trump’s statement and provided the subpoena as evidence.
Trump’s response to Zervos’ motion is due Oct. 31, according to Zervos’ attorney, Gloria Allred. In a statement Allred said: “We are hopeful that the court will deny President Trump’s motion to dismiss, so that we may move forward with discovery and obtain relevant documents and testimony.”
Between this and Mueller’s intensive investigation, it appears as though impeachment for Trump will come early this year.
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