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A New York state judge is set to decide soon whether a defamation court case, brought about by one of the women who accuses the president of sexual assault, can proceed against Donald Trump.

The case involves Summer Zervos, a former contestant on Trump’s “reality” TV series “The Apprentice.” Zervos alleges that Trump assaulted her sexually while she was a contestant on the show in 2007, saying that the president kissed her, touched her breasts, and pushed his genitals against her without her consent.

Zervos brought about her allegations while Trump was campaigning for president. Trump, in turn, called Zervos a liar.

“Ms. Zervos has suffered as a direct result of Mr. Trump’s false, defamatory statements, both emotionally and financially,” the lawsuit states. “Being branded a liar who came forward only for fame or at the manipulation of the Clinton campaign,” as Trump has alleged, “has been painful and demoralizing.”

The legal defense that Trump’s lawyers are offering up is that his office prevents him from being sued for civil infractions. Indeed, there does exist precedent in federal court cases, all the way up to the Supreme Court, that rules the president is “immune” from being sued due to his actions while in office.

“The motion today has nothing to do with putting anyone above the law,” Trump’s lawyers have argued before the judge.

Yet that notion ignores two critical points: first, that the actions that Zervos is suing Trump for occurred before he became president. His alleged assaults against her in 2007, and the defamation statements he made in 2016, happened before the immunity protections would have applied to him.

And second, the precedent protecting the chief executive from civil suits applies only to federal, not state, courts — at least it does now. Even Trump’s lawyers have acknowledged that Zervos’s lawyers are correct, that “there is no case that holds that a federal official cannot be held to account in a state court.”

It will be interesting to see how this plays out, but the underlying ruling must be in favor of justice for Zervos. She has been maligned, personally and financially, due to Trump’s lies about her. The state court should allow the case to proceed, and any appeals made by Trump to that ruling must remedy the issue of “executive immunity,” to ensure that future presidents are held to account for their actions.


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