US President Donald Trump’s lawyers told a New York state judge on Tuesday that under the US Constitution she had no jurisdiction over the president and therefore urged her to dismiss a defamation lawsuit by a woman who has accused Trump of sexual harassment. The lawsuit by Summer Zervos, a former contestant on Trump’s reality show “The Apprentice,” contends that Trump’s denials of her accusations amounted to false and defamatory statements. Being “branded a liar” by Trump, the lawsuit said, has harmed her and her ...
Trump lawyers say judge lacks jurisdiction for defamation lawsuit
Trump's lawyers, led by Marc Kasowitz, said the Constitution's Supremacy Clause prevented the judge from letting Zervos's lawsuit proceed in a state court
Reuters Last Updated at December 6, 2017 13:54 IST