Former President Donald Trump is one step ahead of testifying in a New York lawsuit filed by a group of protesters who claim his bodyguards attacked him in 2015.
As reported earlier by the Daily Beast, activists gathered in front of the Trump Tower to protest against the Republican candidate’s derogatory comments about Mexican immigrants. On that day in September, shortly after protesters gathered on Fifth Avenue in front of the skyscraper, several members of Trump’s security team allegedly “brutally attacked” them and “destroyed protest posters in front of a crowd” of journalists.
During his presidency, Trump tried to drop a lawsuit that would force him to testify in a civil lawsuit in the Bronx and make a videotape in advance. In 2019, his lawyers appealed the judge’s order, rejecting his request.
The state Department of Appeals on Tuesday rejected Trump’s appeal as a dispute.
“This appeal, which refers to the proper standard for determining whether a sitting President may have to testify in a videotaped lawsuit against an informal action against him, shows that the rights of the parties will not directly affect our decision. »: The court said in its decision. “There will be no immediate repercussions of the verdict.”
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The complainants’ lawyer Benjamin N. The doctor said. “We are pleased with the decision of the Board of Appeal and look forward to Mr. Trump’s testimony at trial, as was expected of any opposing party to the case.”
It is impossible to comment on Trump’s lawyers.
Similarly, the state Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, recently ruled that the Summer Zeros slander lawsuit against Trump could be pending because Trump is no longer sitting as president; “the issues raised have become controversial.” In that case, Trump called erv ervos, a former rival Pupil, a liar after he pleaded guilty in 2016 to being caught kissing her without her consent.
Activists of the Bronx trial include Efrain Galicia, Florence Texeda Perez, Gonzalo Cruz Franco and Miguel Villalobos. (Another plaintiff, ny oni Garcia, died in February 2019). Trump, His Presidential Campaign կազմակերպ Trump’s organization is listed as the culprits, as are և Trump’s bodyguards, including longtime fixer Keith Schiller, Gary Uher, Edward Jon on Deck, Jr. և Security. crew referred to as John Do 3 և 4.
The plaintiffs, described as a “group of human rights defenders of Mexican descent,” made posters mocking Trump’s campaign slogan, “Trump. “Make America Racist.” They wore white capes and hats after Galicia learned that David Duke, the former leader of the Ku Klux Klan, had endorsed Trump.
On the afternoon of September 3, 2015, Trump held a press conference inside the Trump Tower, and journalists and protesters gathered outside. Cruz and Perez waited on the public sidewalk on Fifth Avenue in front of the building.
Soon after Cruz put on his KKK parody dress, Uher allegedly pushed her. While Perez was recording the incident, Deck allegedly ordered him to stop filming, take off his clothes, before sticking them on his wrist, and pushed him back from the sidewalk to Cruz.
The complainant says that the journalists also started recording and documenting the quarrel. Immediately after this meeting, Galicia-Garcia arrived with three signs, placing two flags on the sidewalks against the cement figures. According to the lawsuit, the unidentified guard immediately approached the men and threw them to the ground.
When Galicia recovered its marks and put them back, Schiller “quickly մոտեց approached Galicia with a threat” before sharing one of the posters with the other.
Galicia chased after Schiller, who allegedly ignored Galicia’s demands to return his property, and reached out to the guard to retrieve his mark. Schiller then “turned around and punched Galicia in the head with a closed fist so that it fell on Galicia,” the complaint said. The unnamed guard “put his hands around Galicia’s neck to strangle her,” the lawsuit alleges.
Complaints include violence բռն batteries, brutal interference in political discourse, negligent hiring and keeping, as well as negligent control.
It was one of 75 court battles the former president-elect faced in November 2016 as he prepared to move to the White House.
Tuesday’s appeals court ruling comes a year and a half after Bronx District Judge Doris Gonzalez rejected Trump’s motion to drop the lawsuit.
In September 2019, Trump’s legal team, consisting of Mark Kasowitz and Lawrence Rosen, complained that the court “erred in failing to determine, as required by the US Constitution, other applicable laws that President Trump is the only available source of evidence.” Concluding that the President’s testimony is “irreplaceable” for the activists’ claims.
This month, the activists’ lawyers, Nathaniel K. Charny, Roger Bern. Bernstein և The Doctor filed a motion to dismiss Trump’s appeal as an argument “in the light of his return to private citizenship.”
At a court hearing last week, they added that Trump’s testimony was relevant because “the behavior of the guards was done openly or explicitly, with the apparent confirmation of becoming the real president of the real stars.”
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