A Manhattan Judge just ruled that Donald Trump must sit for a 7-hour deposition with lawyers from Summer Zervos in her defamation case. Zervos, a former contestant on “The Apprentice,” has alleged that Trump rubbed his genitals against her in 2007 at the Beverly Hills Hilton. Her lawyers will be asking questions about Trump’s harassment of other women, a tactic Trump’s lawyer Marc Kasowitz says he’ll fight. He indicates that unless any other women have been defamed, their testimony is meaningless. Unfortunately for Kasowitz, his client has called “all the women” liars and therefore made their accusations relevant.
Even worse for Trump is the discovery sought by Zervos and her lawyers. She has requested videotapes from the set of Thye Apprentice including outtakes where Trump is reported to have harassed women, used abusive and tawdry language and even used the “N-word” according to people present. That Trump is capable of the things described was made clear in the infamous Access Hollywood video where Trump himself say’s he can just kiss women, even grabbing them “by the pussy.”
An argument Trumps criminal lawyers have put forward in their discussions with Special Counsel Robert Mueller is that their client is “too busy” to sit for an interview given his extensive duties as President. He does appear to be getting busier and busier, defending himself against civil and potential criminal complaints including the advancing legal efforts of the Special Counsel, Stormy Daniels lawyer and now Summer Zervos. The Manhattan judge has given Trump until January 31, 2019, to comply with the order. Of course, the President being who he is, his deposition could lead to perjury charges making him busier yet. Stay tuned!