Former 'Apprentice' contestant sues Trump for alleged sexual assault

"Discredited political operative Gloria Allred, in another coordinated, publicity-seeking attack with the Clinton campaign, will stop at nothing to smear Mr. Trump", Jessica Ditto, a Trump campaign spokeswoman, said at the time, according to the Los Angeles Times.

During a Q&A at the press conference Allred said that Zervos is aware of the benefits and risks but wants to go ahead with the case.

A former contestant on "The Apprentice" who previously accused President-elect Donald Trump of inappropriate sexual behavior said she has filed a defamation lawsuit against the ex-reality show star. The polygraph was administered by a "very experienced" polygraph examiner, Allred claimed, and Zervos passed.

"Mr. Trump stated that after the election he would file lawsuits against me and the other accusers he sexually assaulted ..." She said she called Trump, upset, and that he told her he couldn't talk because he was golfing and to never use his private number again. "Mr. Trump knew that his false disparaging statements would be heard by people around the world".

In October, Trump tweeted several times about the sexual misconduct accusations, calling them "100% fabricated and made-up charges", "totally false" and "totally made up nonsense".

Just days out from his US Presidential inauguration Donald Trump is facing a fresh legal challenge. He also dismissed his statements in the Access Hollywood recording as mere "locker room" banter.

Numerous accusers have stories similar to the one told by Zervos. Mr Trump has vehemently denied the claims.

Summer Zervos accused the president-elect of defamation. She also made clear that she would not seek any financial reward if he did so.

The paperwork alleges Trump used his "national and worldwide bully pulpit" to make false statements to attack his accusers.

"Time is up", Allred said.

"His statements were plainly defamatory and caused serious harm", the lawsuit states. Zervos alleges that Trump "aggressively" groped her, kissed her, "thrust his genitals at her", and tried to lead her into his bedroom when the two met at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2007 to discuss career opportunities.

Zervos likely can not pursue sexual assault charges against Trump due to the statute of limitations, but Allred has previously used the the defamation suit tactic against Bill Cosby, representing the multiple women who have accused the disgraced comedian of rape.

He denied various claims by the women, saying during a debate that they were lying for "10 minutes of fame". Namely, he was accused by almost a dozen women of non-consensual groping and sexually-predatory behavior, precisely the kind of thing he was revealed to have boasted about in the explosive Access Hollywood tape that was exposed in early October.

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