As the world no doubt remembers, President Donald Trump was recorded back in 2005 bragging about sexually assaulting women. The Republican said, along with other things, that he forcibly kisses women he thinks are attractive – “I don’t even wait,” Trump bragged at the time – which he claimed he can get away with due to his public profile.
“When you’re a star, they let you do it,” Trump bragged on the recording. “You can do anything. Grab ‘em by the p—y.”
After Trump lied about not having done what he arrogantly bragged that he did, 11 women came forward and accused the rapist Republican of sexual misconduct – and one of them, Summer Zervos, is heroically suing the evil president for defamation, after he lied that all his accusers were liars.
Trump’s attorneys have tried several different arguments to make the case disappear – the president has lied and denied any wrongdoing – but now, as of this afternoon, all those attempts have failed. The Daily Beast reported:
A Manhattan Supreme Court judge ruled Tuesday that President Trump has to face a defamation lawsuit brought by former Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos. Justice Jennifer Schecter wrote that a “sitting president is not immune from being sued in federal court for unofficial acts,” citing court precedent that led to President Clinton’s impeachment in 1998. Justice Schecter subsequently denied Trump’s “motion to dismiss this case or hold it in abeyance.”
This comes as Zervos, who accused Trump last year of sexually harassing her in 2007, sued the president for defamation after he suggested she made up the allegations for “ten minutes of fame.”
Remember, our evil president’s legal team claimed, among other things, that such a case could “distract a president from his public duties to the detriment of not only the president and his office but also the nation,” despite the fact that Trump does little real work, but rather spends all his time playing golf, talking to friends on the phone and watching Fox news.
Even though the cases have some key differences, Bill Clinton’s attorneys tried a similar strategy in the Paula Jones case back in the 1990s, and it didn’t work for Clinton. In fact, the New York judge cited that very case in concluding today that, “No one is above the law.”
Today’s decision will certainly be appealed, but for now, the litigation can move forward. Of particular interest is the new information about Donald Trumps’ sexual assaults that will be revealed during the discovery process. No rapist is above the law, even if he is the illegitimate president.