Former ‘Apprentice’ contestant sues Trump for defamation with Gloria Allred
A woman who accused President-elect Trump of touching her inappropriately is suing him for defamation after he "falsely denied" the accusation and made "false, disparaging statements" about her.
Attorney Gloria Allred held a press conference in Los Angeles announcing the lawsuit against Trump. The plaintiff, Summer Zervos, is one of the multiple women who accused Trump of inappropriate sexual contact before the election.
More than 10 women accused Trump of sexual misconduct before the election. Many of the women came forward after a tape was released showing Trump making lewd statements about women on a hot mic during a taping of "Access Hollywood."
The lawsuit, filed in New York on Tuesday, is a follow-up to a press conference Allred and Zervos, a former contestant on "The Apprentice," had shortly after Trump was elected. Allred said all Zervos wanted was Trump to admit he had behaved inappropriately and retract his statements calling Zervos' character into question.