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Attorney For Trump Accuser Offers To Take Deposition On Golf Course

In the wake of the never-ending stream of sexual harassment and assault scandals that have been dominating the headlines, one simple question keeps popping up: whatever happened to all of those women that accused President Donald Trump of unseemly behavior?

Prior to last year’s presidential election, a gaggle of women came out of the woodwork in the wake of the infamous ‘Access Hollywood’ tape that featured Trump explaining his courtship procedures in graphic detail.

Many of them appeared at press conferences to detail their claims against the then-candidate, but the claims suddenly disappeared. So what the heck happened? Is there something to see here or not? That remains unclear, but at least one accuser isn’t letting it go.

Former “Apprentice” contestant Summer Zervos is sticking to her guns. She’s attempting to file a defamation suit against Trump for denying the claims that she’s made against him.

As the New York Daily News shares, her attorney is willing to go the extra mile to get a deposition out of the sitting president. Mariann Wang, an attorney for Zervos, recently told the Manhattan Supreme Court that she doesn’t mind doing a little extra legwork if that proves to be necessary.

“We can certainly ensure that we take a deposition down at Mar-a-Lago in between his playing golf,” she said.

Trump has yet to respond to the lawsuit, and a hearing was being held as to whether the president could be compelled to answer. Marc Kasowitz, Trump’s attorney, doesn’t seem to think that’s the case.

“The state court can’t direct any control over the President in any circumstances,” he said.

Obviously, Wang sees things quite differently.

“The law is actually quite clear. This court does have the power to hear this case,” Wang said. “In fact, what better court to hear a defamation case against a born and bred New Yorker who made many of (his) statements in Midtown, a few miles uptown?”

Justice Jennifer Schecter is unconvinced, and that led to an interesting back and forth between her and Wang.

“What would happen if the President didn’t follow my orders?” Schecter asked.

“We don’t think that will occur,” replied Wang.

“I hope not!” Schecter exclaimed.

Zervos contends that Trump “kissed her on the mouth repeatedly” without her consent, and her statement also accuses the former host of the ‘Apprentice’ of “thrusting his genitals” and “grabbing her breast.” Trump has denied the claims of Zervos and other accusers, and he noted that they were merely seeking “10 minutes of fame” while attempting to impact the election.

“Those are demonstrably false statements,” Wang contends.

There’s no word on when Schecter may rule on whether or not the case can proceed, but this one certainly bears watching. While we’ve had sex-related scandals involving sitting presidents before - see former President Bill Clinton - we have never seen a case along these lines move forward.

Team Trump seems to be thinking that it’s an impossibility that it will happen here either, but we can’t completely rule that out in the current environment.

Source: NY Daily News
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