Los Angeles based attorney Gloria Allred held a press conference on Tuesday during which she announced that former Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos filed a defamation lawsuit against President-elect Donald Trump, accusing him of lying about touching her in a sexually inappropriate way.
During the press conference, Allred described the alleged actions she says Trump did to Zervos several years ago. She further accused Trump of defamation for knowingly lying in October when he was asked about what allegedly happened with Zervos.
The Supreme Court ruled in 1997 that sitting presidents can face civil lawsuits during their tenure in office for conduct that allegedly occurred before they took office or for conduct unrelated to official duties as president. However, that does not mean Trump will necessarily face a lawsuit. As LawNewz.com’s Ronn Blitzer previously wrote:
Allred claims Zervos volunteered to take a polygraph test and passed the exam, according to the expert.
— Claudia Rosenbaum (@CJRosenbaum) January 17, 2017