The following is an excerpt from LAUREN PEARLE | June 5, 2018 | abcnews.go.com |
A judge ruled on Tuesday that President Donald Trump can be deposed in connection with a lawsuit brought by Summer Zervos, a former contestant on “The Apprentice” who accused Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her in 2007 and is now suing the president for defamation.
Judge Jennifer Schecter of the New York State Supreme Court set out a discovery schedule for the case, despite Trump attorney Marc Kasowitz’s attempts to delay the matter pending appeals.
The judge ordered that certain documentary evidence be produced by September 2018 and depositions of Trump and Zervos be completed by January 31, 2019. She also said depositions would be limited to seven hours per witness, meaning Trump could face a long day of questioning.
Attorneys for Trump and Zervos also sparred over the Trump campaign’s refusal to turn over any documents of other women who may have accused Trump of inappropriate behavior.
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