Donald Trump must sit for a videotaped deposition on Monday as part of a lawsuit involving his anti-immigrant rhetoric, a judge in the Bronx ordered.
A group of Mexican protesters said they were assaulted during a rally outside Trump Tower in September 2015 over the then-candidate’s comments that Mexican immigrants were “criminals and rapists”. The lawsuit named Trump, his campaign, his former head of security Keith Schiller, and others.
But it’s not the only legal problem Trump is facing. Aside from the impending lawsuits against him in Georgia in connection with his attempt to tamper with the results of the 2020 Presidential election, Trump is also facing the prospect of another deposition by the end of the year as part of a defamation lawsuit filed by former “Apprentice” contestant Summer Zervos, who alleges that Trump sexually assaulted her at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2007, which Trump denies. Zervos claims that Trump defamed her during his campaign when he said she lied about the alleged assault.
Trump has also denied the allegations by former Elle columnist E. Jean Carroll, who is suing him for defamation after he accused her of lying about an alleged 1990s rape in a dressing room at Bergdorf Goodman. Carroll’s case has been delayed various times due to Trump’s unwillingness to provide a DNA sample as requested by her lawyer, Robbie Kaplan.
To the four dudes of the DOJ who are representing Donald Trump with my tax-payer dollars, I send my regards, my compliments, my respects, and also this message: https://t.co/oAXu7KeEuu
— E. Jean Carroll (@ejeancarroll) October 14, 2021
Trump’s tax filings and business practices are also under criminal investigation by the district attorneys in Manhattan and New York State.