Former President Donald Trump on Monday afternoon accomplished a number of hours of questioning for a lawsuit that accuses his safety guards of assaulting protesters exterior Trump Tower in New York Metropolis in 2015.
Trump’s videotaped sworn testimony, the primary for any of the civil circumstances filed towards him since he ran for president, might be launched as proof if the lawsuit goes to trial, a lawyer for the plaintiffs has stated.
Trump was questioned by that lawyer at Trump Tower on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, the scene of the alleged assaults. The deposition, which was scheduled to start at 10 a.m., was ordered by the choose overseeing the case in Bronx Supreme Courtroom.
Trump in an announcement later Monday stated that he seen the deposition as a chance to inform his aspect of the story.
Six plaintiffs, who’re of Mexican descent, claimed within the swimsuit that they had been attacked and indicators had been ripped from their fingers by Trump Group safety employees on Sept. 3, 2015, as they protested feedback by Trump they are saying had been racist towards Mexicans.
That employees consists of longtime former Trump bodyguard Keith Schiller, who’s a defendant within the case, together with Trump and the Trump Group.
Plaintiff’s lawyer Benjamin Dictor speaks to the media exterior Trump Tower on the day that former U.S. President Donald Trump was deposed within the Manhattan borough of New York Metropolis, New York, October 18, 2021.
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“This can be a case about Donald Trump’s safety guards assaulting peaceable demonstrators on a public sidewalk,” Benjamin Dictor, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, stated final week after the choose’s order for Trump’s deposition turned recognized.
“We can be taking the trial testimony of Donald Trump, beneath oath, on Monday after years of the defendants’ dilatory makes an attempt to defend him from this examination,” he stated. “We sit up for presenting the video of Mr. Trump’s testimony to a jury at his trial.”