NBC News reports:
Former President Donald Trump is scheduled to be deposed next week in New York City for a lawsuit filed by protestors who allege they were “violently attacked” by his security guards on the sidewalk outside of Trump Tower in September 2015.
Trump’s videotaped deposition on Monday morning will be held in Trump Tower itself, which is located on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan’s Midtown section. He will be questioned there by lawyers for the plaintiffs in the civil complaint, which is pending in Bronx Supreme Court.
“This is a case about Donald Trump’s security guards assaulting peaceful demonstrators on a public sidewalk,” said Benjamin Dictor, a lawyer for the plaintiffs.
ABC News reports:
The four protesters claim that Trump’s security guards assaulted them and infringed on their rights to practice free speech. They said they were out demonstrating against then-candidate Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants. Trump has previously called Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals.
The plaintiffs allege that former Trump head of security Keith Schiller hit one of the protesters, Efrain Galicia, in the head after the security official tried to take away a cardboard sign that read “Trump: Make America Racist Again,” according to CNN.
NEW: “Donald J. Trump shall appear for a deposition October 18, 2021 at 10 a.m. … or, in the event of illness or emergency, on another mutually agreed to date on or before October 31, 2021,” per Order by Judge Doris Gonzalez.https://t.co/EJUFQKygch via @ABC
— Katie S. Phang (@KatiePhang) October 14, 2021