Lawyers for President Trump are arguing that a sitting commander-in-chief can’t be sued in state court, according to papers filed Friday in Manhattan Supreme Court.
Trump attorney Marc Kasowitz is calling for the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by Summer Zervos, a former contestant on “The Apprentice,” who claims the President sexually harassed her in 2007.
Zervos filed a defamation suit against Trump in January.
The suit alleges the former reality TV host defamed her during the presidential campaign when he said her sexual harassment complaints were false.
In the filing, first reported by the Washington Post, Kasowitz wrote that the President can only be sued through the federal court system while in office.
Kasowitz also argues Zervos’ allegations are false and only meant to harm Trump’s presidency.
Zervos’ attorney, Gloria Allred, has said she wants Trump to testify under oath.