Former “Apprentice” contest Summer Zervos has subpoenaed President Trump to turn over any documents involving accusations of sexual misconduct raised during his presidential campaign.
Zervos filed a subpoena in March that also names the president’s campaign organization and any applicable “directors, officers, partners, shareholders, managers, attorneys, employees, agents and representatives” as subjects, according to BuzzFeed.
Shortly before the 2016 presidential election, Zervos said that she first met Trump while a candidate on Season 5 of “Apprentice,” and contacted his office in 2007 to inquire about having lunch with him. Trump instead offered to meet her at his office, she said.
“When I arrived he kissed me on the lips,” Zervos said in a January news conference also attended by her attorney, Gloria Allred. The lawsuit says that Trump “kissed [Zervos] on the mouth repeatedly, he touched her breast, and he pressed his genitals up against her.” He has denied her allegations and called her story “totally made-up nonsense.”
Zervos filed a defamation lawsuit, saying that she was falsely branded a liar after she went public with her allegations. The president’s legal team tried to have the suit dismissed in July, claiming that a sitting president cannot face a civil lawsuit. Allred filed an opposition to that motion to dismiss, which Trump must answer by Oct 31.
“The subpoena was served, but we agreed with the campaign to adjourn their response date until after the motion to dismiss is decided, as long as they gave us assurances that the documents be preserved (which they did.),” Allred told NBC News via email.