Published: Wed, October 18, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

President Trump calls sexual assault allegations "fake news"

President Trump calls sexual assault allegations

Mr Trump invites the obviously attractive woman to join him onstage to the sound of catcalls from the audience as he says, "I think she's hired, I don't know".

When Donald Trump started his election campaign previous year in November, several women came forward with their allegations against him for sexually harassing him.

"It's made-up stuff, and it's disgraceful what happens".

Trump is a "liar and misogynist" who has "debased and denigrated Zervos with false statements about her", the lawsuit says.

In October 2016, Apprentice TV show contestant Summer Zervos claimed at a press conference that Trump forcibly kissed and inappropriately touched her during a visit to his NY office in 2007.

A woman by the name of Summer Zervos-a former contestant on Trump's reality show The Apprentice-has subpoenaed his presidential campaign for any documents pertaining to sexual harassment allegations against him.

However, Trump claims he hardly remembers Summer, and he said that they never met in a hotel.

BuzzFeed News obtained the document, and it claims that Trump "subjected women to unwanted sexual touching and sexually inappropriate behavior". "In fact, Ms. Zervos continued to contact me for help, emailing my office on April 14 of this year asking that I visit her restaurant in California", Trump said. She claims Trump forcibly kissed her and touched her breast.

The subpoena was served to the campaign, but Zervos' lawyers and the campaign agreed to suspend the response date until after a motion to dismiss the lawsuit is decided, Mariann Wang, one of her attorneys, told CNN.

BuzzFeed website first reported on the subpoena late on Sunday.

Trump's lawyers have sought to have the suit dismissed or at least delayed until he is out of office. The broadcaster noted that the subpoena was issued in March, but it has been revealed recently. In a motion, his lawyers said because this is a state lawsuit it can not proceed against a sitting president. They also made a number of other claims in a July filing, among them that the entire suit is politically motivated and that Allred is using it to dredge up ammunition to impeach him.

Allegations against the president arose in October 2016 after a 2005 recording of Trump bragging about kissing and groping women was made public. They added that the subpoena is "far-reaching" and "seeks wholly irrelevant information intended exclusively to harass the president". It also lists nine other women who made accusations of sexual harassment against him.

Zervos's lawyers have since denied that accusation, and provided the subpoena as evidence.

Zervos's attorneys-in cluding Gloria Allred, who has defended many women in sexual harrassment cases-have responded that "Contrary to Defendants' spin, this case is not about robust political debate".

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