December 17, 2017
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Attorney for reality TV star accusing Trump of harassment: The president is not ‘above the law’

The Associated Press

A former cast member of the reality TV show “The Apprentice” who has accused Donald Trump of unwanted sexual contact and has filed a New York defamation lawsuit against him has thanked her lawyers and says the case should go forward.

Summer Zervos was flanked by attorneys Gloria Allred and Mariann Wang outside court Tuesday. Zervos says she’s grateful for their help and that justice prevails.

Zervos filed the lawsuit in January, saying Trump defamed her when he said she was lying about claims he sexually harassed her in California years ago.

“The United States Supreme Court has said that no man is above the law,” Allred said leaving court, “including the president of the United States for unofficial acts.”

“And, our allegation is that the defamation, and that is what we allege in the lawsuit, that we allege that he committed was an unofficial act, committed prior to his becoming president of the United States.”

Trump’s lawyers say the case can’t go forward while he’s president because he’s too busy and important.

A judge says she’ll issue a ruling later.

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