President Donald Trump has finally responded to the defamation lawsuit of a former “Apprentice” contestant who claims Trump assaulted her, denying all allegations and claiming he cannot be sued in state court while being president.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Trump denies each and every allegation made by Summer Zervos, who claims that Trump made unsolicited sexual advances toward her in 2007.
Trump has been fighting with the court to put the case on hold while making a decision whether presidential immunity protected him from her lawsuit.
In his filing, Trump makes mention of that issue, saying, “Plaintiff’s claim is barred because defendant is immune, under the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution, from suit in state court while serving as President of the United States.”
Zervos filed her lawsuit in January, claiming Trump defamed her when he called her a liar after she came forward with her allegations during the campaign.
Trump has filed documents with the Manhattan Supreme Court and the state Appellate Division but thus far has come up empty in his efforts to stymie the case.
The case is ongoing.