The suit was brought three days before Trump’s inauguration in January by a female contestant on The Apprentice who—along with nearly a dozen other women—accused Trump of sexual misconduct during the 2016 election campaign.
Summer Zervos, who appeared on season five of Trump’s ‘The Apprentice’ in 2006, filed the suit against Trump on January 17. She accused him of defamation for saying her charge that he touched her inappropriatelywere “fabricated and made-up.”
Zervos accused Trump of making non-consensual sexual advances in October 2016, but she says the incident took place in 2007 when she claims she was invited to meet with Trump at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles to talk about a business proposal.
“I assumed we were going to a restaurant in the hotel. Instead, I was taken to a bungalow,” Zervos said. Trump “came to me and started kissing me open-mouthed as he was pulling me toward him,” she explained. “He then grabbed my shoulder and began kissing me again very aggressively and placed his hand on my breast.”