Judge Orders Trump To Give Deposition In Lawsuit Over 2015 Attack On Protesters By His Trump Tower Guards

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.