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Summer Zervos' defamation suit against Trump may proceed

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 3 days ago VICTORIA BEKIEMPIS
Summer Zervos has alleged that Trump defamed her on the campaign trail after she publicly claimed that he groped her in 2007. © Barry Williams/for New York Daily News Summer Zervos has alleged that Trump defamed her on the campaign trail after she publicly claimed that he groped her in 2007.

A one-time “Apprentice” contestant’s defamation case against President Trump can move forward, a New York state appeals court decided Thursday.

President Trump in April filed paperwork in Manhattan Supreme Court maintaining that the Constitution protected him from a lawsuit brought by Summer Zervos, who claims Trump made unwanted sexual advances on her.

“Now, upon reading and filing the papers with respect to the motion, and due deliberation having been had thereon, it is ordered that the motion is denied,” the Appellate Division said in its four-sentence ruling.

Zervos has alleged that Trump defamed her on the campaign trail after she publicly claimed that he groped her in 2007.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Jennifer Schecter rejected Trump’s argument to toss Zervos’ suit, which was rooted in claims of presidential immunity.

Mariann Wang, who represents Zervos, said "We look forward to proving Ms. Zervos’s claim that Defendant lied when he maliciously attacked her for reporting his sexually abusive behavior."

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