Donald Trump May Have to Answer Questions Under Oath About Alleged Past Sexual Assaults

Donald Trump’s legal woes have continued to mount since he left office in January 2021, and the latest development in a 2017 defamation lawsuit brought by former Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos could end up having major ramifications for the former POTUS. In 2016, Zervos first came forward alleging that Trump had assaulted her in 2007, kissing and groping her without consent, after which the then-presidential candidate blasted her statements as lies, and Zervos sued him for defamation. As president, Trump had blocked Zervos’ lawsuit, arguing that his post protected him from facing legal action, but that defense ran out in 2021, and his legal team’s latest motion to block the case has now been dismissed. As the case goes forward, Trump may be compelled to answer questions under oath in court — a possibility that could finally reveal the truth about Zervos’ alleged 2007 assault and, depending on what’s asked, many cases beyond it.

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