[P]resident Donald Trump may learn on Tuesday whether he will be forced to testify in court whether he sexually assaulted a former contestant on “The Apprentice,” that would put him in jeopardy of impeachment.
According to Business Insider, attorneys for the president will appear at a New York state Supreme Court hearing where they will try to have a defamation case filed by Summer Zervos thrown out.
Last year, Zervos, accompanied by her attorney Gloria Allred, accused Trump of kissing her, groping her breasts, and “thrusting” his genitals at her in a 2007 meeting at The Beverly Hills Hotel. After Trump called Zervos a liar when addressing the press, her attorney slapped him with a defamation suit for damaging her reputation.
Trump’s attorneys will attempt to have the suit dismissed, saying a sitting president can’t be sued — but recent history is not Trump’s friend in this matter.
Former President Bill Clinton was compelled to give testimony in a suit filed by Paula Jones, which was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1997, and his prevarications lead to impeachment hearings.