Summer Zervos, a contestant on “The Apprentice,” appeared at a press conference with attorney Gloria Allred on Tuesday to announce a lawsuit against President-elect Donald Trump for defamation.
Before the election, Zervos accused Trump of inappropriate sexual advances as she sought his career advice at a meeting at the Beverly Hills Hotel. But she did not file a lawsuit at that time.
The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday in New York. Allred said that after he was hit with accusations of sexual misconduct, Trump “knowingly, intentionally, and maliciously threw” Zervos and other accusers “under the bus” and called them “liars.”
The lawsuit cites Trump’s claim that the accusations from Zervosand others were “made up events that never happened” and were “100 percent fabricated and made up charges.”
Allred said Zervos would drop the lawsuit if Trump admitted that her claims of “inappropriate sexual misconduct” with her “is and was true.”
Zervos said that since Trump “has not issued a retraction, as I requested, he has left me with no alternative but to sue him in order to vindicate my reputation.”
Zervos contended that after she contacted Trump following her stint on “The Apprentice,” he invited her to a 2007 meeting at the Beverly Hills Hotel. But when she arrived, she was directed to his bungalow, where he attempted to force himself on her and groped her.
Zervos was on the fifth season of “The Apprentice.”
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