About a dozen women have previously accused the US president Elect Donald trump of making unwanted sexual advances.
One of them has recently filed a lawsuit against him in New York on Tuesday, proclaiming he made false and defamatory statements about her in rejecting the accusation, causing her emotional and economic harm.
Summer Zervos, has been a one-time contestant on Trump’s reality TV show, “the apprentice”. She is focused on a stream of denials Trump aimed at her and other women accusers in October 2016.
A representative for Trump did not immediately respond to emails seeking comment on the lawsuit.
At the time of elections, many women made accusations, but Trump adamantly denied all the accusations in posts on Twitter, statements, interviews, and comments in rallies.
He suggested at one rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Oct. 14 that the accusers were fabricating their stories for publicity or to damage his campaign.
According to the lawsuit, Trump in regards of Zervos told a rally, “it was not hard to find a small handful of people willing to make false smears for personal fame, who knows maybe for financial reasons, political purposes”.
The lawsuit stated, “Mr. Trump’s false, defamatory statements about Ms. Zervos – that, among other things, she made up her descriptions of Mr. Trump’s misconduct as a hoax, and that she is creating a ‘phony’ story just so that she can be famous – have been deeply detrimental to Ms. Zervos’s reputation, honour and dignity”.
Zervos said, “Since Mr. Trump has not issued a retraction as I requested, he has, therefore, left me with no alternative other than to sue him in order to vindicate my reputation”.
She and the other women came forward after a video from 2005 surfaced showing Trump boasting of making unwanted advances toward women including grabbing women by the genitals – a video that he later apologized for but said was simply “locker room talk” and was not his actual behavior.