>> We've heard his side.>> It's one big ugly lie.>> But with the flurry of new legal actions surrounding President Trump's alleged sexual affairs and misconduct, we might soon hear much more. A court ruling in Manhattan Tuesday could force Trump to testify. Former Apprentice contestant and restaurateur Summer Zervos moved a step forward in her defamation lawsuit against the President.
>> I want Mr. Trump to know that I will still be willing to dismiss my case against him immediately for no monetary compensation. If he would simply retract his false and defamatory statements about me and acknowledge that I told the truth about him.>> Zervos says in 2007 Trump kissed her against her will and later groped her in a meeting about a job.
During his campaign, Trump shared a tweet that called Zervos' claim a hoax and said all of the women who have accused him of sexual assault and harassment are liars. Those accusations, Zervos says, hurt her business and her reputation. Her lawsuit seeks damages and an apology. And a New York State judge ruled Trump must face the lawsuit, writing, quote, no one is above the law.
Reuters correspondent Brendan Pierson has been following the case.>> As the case moves forward Donald Trump and possibly people close to him are going to have to face deposition by Ms Zervos' lawyers as part of the civil discovery process. That means answering questions under oath and it may mean more public attention brought to this case.
>> One of three legal battles Trump is currently facing relating to sexual conduct. Adult film star Stormy Daniels and former playboy model Karen McDougal both suing to tell their stories. The women say they had consensual affairs with Trump starting in 2006, he was married at the time to current wife Melania, Trump attorneys have, threatened to sue Daniels for $20 million, claiming she broke the contract.
Karen McDougal was paid $150,000 by The National Enquirer's parent company for exclusive rights to her story, but it was never published and McDougal wants to tell her side.