Trump Ordered To Give Deposition In Defamation Suit

The Insider reports:

A New York state court said that Donald Trump must submit to a deposition by Christmas, moving forward a stalled lawsuit from Summer Zervos, the former “Apprentice” contestant who accused the ex-president of sexual assault.

In a virtual court hearing Monday afternoon, Michael Rand, a law clerk for New York State Judge Jennifer Schechter, who is overseeing the lawsuit, instructed lawyers for both Trump and Zervos to complete the factual discovery phase by December 23. That phase includes depositions of both Trump and Zervos.

“I do want to have an order entered and have the close of that discovery before Christmas,” Rand said. Zervos filed the lawsuit against Trump in 2017, accusing him of defamation when he publicly denied her accusation of sexual assault and called his accusers liars.

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