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Could one woman dampen Donald Trump’s inauguration as president?

Summer Zervos, a former contestant from The Apprentice

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NEW YORK, U.S. - Summer Zervos, a former contestant from The Apprentice, filed a defamation lawsuit on Tuesday against U.S. president-elect Donald Trump in a New York court just three days before his inauguration.> BNN

At a press conference with her attorney in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Zervos said she filed the lawsuit over allegedly false statements Trump made in response to her sexual misconduct accusation.

According to the lawsuit, Trump knew his statements about Zervos and his other accusers would subject them to "threats of violence, economic harm and reputational damage."

Zervos’s attorney Gloria Allred at the press meet demanded a retraction from Trump and wanted him to apologize.

“I would like the president-elect to decide he’s going to do the right thing in reference to Ms. Zervos,” Allred said. “If he’ll simply retract his statements and acknowledge his conduct with Ms. Zervos, she will dismiss the case.”

On October 14 last year, less than a month before his stunning victory, Zervos publicly accused Trump, along with several other women, of sexual misconduct. 

She claimed the business tycoon sexually assaulted her on multiple occasions during a 2007 business meeting at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

She said he repeatedly kissed her on the mouth, put his hand on her breast, and tried to get her to “lay down and watch some telly telly” in the bedroom.

Trump's spokeswoman Hope Hicks issued a statement Tuesday denying the charge

"More of the same from Gloria Allred. There is no truth to this absurd story," Hicks said.

On the campaign trail, Trump had called Zervos and his other accusers liars, according to the lawsuit, and that she and the other women were motivated to come forward by the promise of "ten minutes of fame."

He also then released a statement saying, “I never met her at a hotel or greeted her inappropriately a decade ago,” and at various rallies he accused Zervos and other accusers of making up the stories as “false smears for personal fame.”

He also tweeted that Zervos’s accusation was “yet another hoax.”

"Mr. Trump's false, defamatory statements about Ms. Zervos – that, among other things, she made up her descriptions of Mr. Trump's misconduct as a hoax, and that she is creating a 'phony' story just so that she can be famous – have been deeply detrimental to Ms. Zervos's reputation, honor and dignity,” the lawsuit stated.

"In doing so, he used his national and international bully pulpit to make false factual statements to denigrate and verbally attack Ms. Zervos and the other women who publicly reported his sexual assaults in October 2016," the lawsuit added.

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