Former “Apprentice” contestant Summer Zervos is accusing Donald Trump of hiding information about his alleged sexual misconduct in her defamation case against the president. Trump’s legal team has refused to turn over documents including calendars, phone records and his ex-fixer Michael Cohen’s files, her attorney Mariann Wang says in a new Manhattan Supreme Court filing.
The records could corroborate Zervos’ claims that Trump groped her at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2007, Wang says. Trump counters that they either don’t have the information — or it’s too “burdensome” to produce. Meanwhile, Trump says Zervos is the one who has something to hide. He claims she won’t fork over evidence that her family’s restaurant business suffered after he called her a liar for accusing him of sexual assault.
The dispute comes a day before the parties are due to dispute in a Manhattan appeals court whether presidents are shielded from state civil litigation under the US Constitution’s Supremacy Clause.