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Politics Trump loses bid to dismiss accuser's defamation lawsuit

20:50  20 march  2018
20:50  20 march  2018 Source:   reuters.com

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(Reuters) - A defamation lawsuit filed against U. S . President Donald Trump by a contestant on his former reality show “The Apprentice” who accused him of Justice Jennifer Schecter in the Manhattan Supreme Court said there was “absolutely no authority” to dismiss or stay a civil lawsuit by Summer

Trump loses bid to dismiss accuser ' s defamation lawsuit A defamation lawsuit filed against U.S. President Donald Trump by a contestant on his former reality

Summer Zervos appears outside Manhattan State Supreme court, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) © AP Photo/Mary Altaffer Summer Zervos appears outside Manhattan State Supreme court, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

March 20 (Reuters) - A defamation lawsuit filed against U.S. President Donald Trump by a contestant on his former reality show "The Apprentice" who accused him of sexual harassment can proceed, a New York state judge ruled on Tuesday, raising the possibility of Trump being forced to answer questions about his behavior toward women.

Justice Jennifer Schecter in the Manhattan Supreme Court said there was "absolutely no authority" to dismiss or stay a civil lawsuit by Summer Zervos related "purely to unofficial conduct" because Trump was U.S. president.

The ruling could force Trump to submit to questioning by lawyers for Zervos and lead to further public scrutiny of other claims of sexual misconduct that have been made against the president.

(Reporting By Brendan Pierson in New York; Editing by Ben Klayman and Bill Trott)

Gloria Allred withdraws from Summer Zervos' case against Trump .
<p>Women's rights attorney Gloria Allred has withdrawn from representing Summer Zervos in her defamation suit against President Donald Trump.</p>"Our withdrawal has nothing to do with the merits of her case against President Trump," Allred said. "We will have no comment regarding the reasons for our firm's withdrawal. We continue to wish Summer the very best in her pursuit of justice.

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