Trump To Be Deposed Monday In Lawsuit Over 2015 Protest

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October 18, 2021

Six protesters of Mexican root who said they were assaulted sued Trump, the Trump Organization, his statesmanlike run and information personnel.

Former President Donald Trump is slated to instrumentality to New York City to supply a videotaped deposition successful a lawsuit astir his information team's crackdown connected a protestation during the aboriginal days of his statesmanlike run successful 2015.

Trump is expected to grounds the deposition connected Monday successful Trump Tower, tribunal papers successful Bronx authorities Supreme Court show.

Three attorneys who correspond Trump didn't instantly respond to requests for remark connected the deposition.

The suit stems from a Sept. 3, 2015, protestation extracurricular that aforesaid New York City operation implicit antagonistic comments Trump had made astir Mexico and Mexican immigrants.

Six protesters of Mexican root who said they were assaulted sued Trump, the Trump Organization, his statesmanlike run and information personnel.

State Supreme Court Judge Doris Gonzalez of the Bronx denied an effort by Trump to quash a subpoena ordering him to testify.

The justice said Trump's statement that determination indispensable beryllium "exceptional circumstances" to depose a high-ranking authorities authoritative did not use due to the fact that helium was being called to reply for behaviour extracurricular of office.

Lawyers for the plaintiffs person argued that Trump should person known that the information unit would enactment successful a "negligent oregon reckless manner."

"This is simply a lawsuit astir Donald Trump's information guards assaulting peaceful demonstrators connected a nationalist sidewalk," lawyer Benjamin Dictor said Thursday. "We volition beryllium taking the proceedings grounds of Donald Trump, nether oath, connected Monday aft years of the defendants' dilatory attempts to shield him from this examination. We look guardant to presenting the video of Mr. Trump's grounds to a assemblage astatine his trial."

Trump's grounds volition beryllium played for a assemblage if the lawsuit proceeds to trial. If an exigency specified arsenic unwellness arises, Trump indispensable attest by the extremity of the month, Gonzalez wrote successful an Oct. 4 filing.

Additional reporting by The Associated Press