Judicial sources learned Friday that one of the women who accused Donald Trump of sexual assault withdrew her defamation complaint against the former US president while upholding her allegations about facts dating back to 2007.
Summer Zervos is a former contestant on Donald Trump’s long-time host “The Apprentice” reality show. In January 2017, just before Mr Trump entered the White House, Ms Zervos filed a civil defamation suit against the businessman for calling it a “lying”.
Trump has always denied it, but Zervos accused him of molesting and forcibly kissing her in 2007 at a Los Angeles hotel.
“All complaints have been dropped,” said a New York State Supreme Court document dated Friday and signed by attorneys for both sides.
“After five years (of the proceedings), Ms Zervos no longer wishes to quarrel with the accused (Donald Trump) and has secured the right to speak freely about his experience,” the lawyers told AFP. Wilkinson.
They stated that their client “clung to her accusations and did not accept any financial compensation.”
On the part of the former US president, his lawyer, Alina Hoba, described Summer Zervos’ decision as “wise”. “She had no other choice, because it was clear that our client did nothing wrong based on the accused facts,” the lawyer told AFP.
Neither party has explained why Ms Zervos has dropped the libel claim.
In total, about two dozen women have accused Donald Trump of sexual assault or harassment in recent years.
In addition to Summer Zervos, columnist E.Jan Carroll accuses a former real estate mogul of raping her in the apt room of a New York department store in the mid-1990s. The former chief of the New York court for defamation.
Mr. Trump, who has denied all the allegations, has never faced a criminal trial because of the charges, which have long since lapsed.
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