Summer Zervos, a former participant in The Apprentice, may continue his defamation against President Trump, a New York appellate court ruled Thursday, declining the assertion of the president that he would not be sued in the state court .
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The decision means that the president may have to sit for a sworn exit, which is currently scheduled for June.
The First Department of the New York State Appellate Division dropped Trump's argument that the case should be stopped until he was out of office because, as an official sitting, he was immune from a court case brought of the state.
"We have denied Trump's defendant's argument that Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution impedes a New York State court ̵
Zervos belongs of the 19 women public accused Donald Trump during the 2016 sexual misconduct campaign dating back earlier years. He denied the allegations and called the liars, which prompted Zervos to sue for defamation.
"We are very pleased that the First Department is affirmed once again that the Defendant is not above the law," Zervos' lawyer Mariann Wang said in a statement. "We look forward to appearing in a jury that Ms. Zervos told the truth about the Defendant's unwanted sexual harassment and holds her responsibility for her bad lies."
President Trump's lawyers said that his words were opinions and protected speech made during a competitive campaign.
The defense team of the president is hoping to issue a reply shortly.
Zervos said Trump did unwanted sexual advances to him, which he denied. The first alleged 'Trump's office happened in 2007 when he kissed him.
The second alleged "happened shortly thereafter when Zervos went to meet Trump for dinner at the Beverly Hills Hotel, where he said he kissed his" open-mouthed, "" grabbed his shoulder , again kissing her very aggressively, and putting her hand on her chest. "
Zervos invites his slander case three days before Trump's inauguration.
The trial judge allowed the discovery to move forward while awaiting the president's appeal. A savings is scheduled for some time before the end of June.