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Judge rejects Trump bid to dismiss suit from woman alleging sexual advances

A New York judge has rejected a bid by President Donald Trump to dismiss a lawsuit relating to his alleged groping of “The Apprentice” contestant Summer Zervos in 2007.

Lawyers for Trump argued that he is immune from suit in state court while serving as president, but Judge Jennifer Schechter ruled that there was “absolutely no authority” justifying tossing out litigation over “unofficial conduct.” The judge also declined to halt the case for the term of Trump’s presidency.

The ruling raises the possibility that Trump could be ordered to submit to a deposition about his conduct towards Zervos and perhaps other women as well.

Zervos, who claims Trump kissed her and groped her breast as she was seeking work opportunities, sued Trump for defamation last year after he insisted that her allegations were false.

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