Summer Zervos says Trump's phone records show he called her the day he allegedly sexually assaulted her
'The Apprentice' contestant claims that Trump rang her to invite her to dinner, and she agreed to go thinking she would get some career advice.
President Donald Trump reportedly called a former 'The Apprentice' contestant the day when she claims he sexually assaulted her, his phone records show, according to a court filing. Summer Zervos' defamation suit records, filed on Monday, suggest that she received a call from Trump's phone in December 2007.
Zervos claims that Trump rang her to invite her to dinner, and she agreed to go thinking she would get some career advice, however, she claims she ended up being assaulted by then real estate tycoon. Zervos's lawyers have now revealed that they have phone call records to support their client's claims.
Trump's lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, on Monday said that Zervos' claims "are entirely meritless and not corroborated by any documents," according to the Daily Mail. Zervos, who is a California restaurateur, was on the reality show 'The Apprentice' in 2006, the show was then hosted by Trump. The restaurateur said she contacted Trump after her appearance in the show in hopes of boosting her career.
Zervos, in her complaint, has stated that Trump made unwanted advances on her twice in December 2007. The two instances occurred, once in his Trump Tower office in New York, and later at a Beverly Hills Hotel in California. Trump "ambushed and sexually assaulted her on multiple occasions," according to the lawsuit.
"Defendant repeatedly touched her, groped her, and kissed her, even after she clearly and forcefully expressed her rejection of those sexual contacts, with both her words and actions," the lawsuit reads.
The suit comes a day after writer E Jean Carroll filed a defamation suit against Trump, nearly five months after he denied sexually assaulting her. The author and advice columnist has alleged that Trump raped her in a dressing room at Bergdorf Goodman department store in New York City in the 1990s.
Trump, however, has denied Zervos' allegations, and also retweeted a message calling them "a hoax." He also called Zervos a "liar," prompting her to file for defamation for damaging her reputation.
Zervos' attorney Mariann Wang, in a previously redacted portion of an October 24 court filing, had written that Trump's phone records show "that numerous specific details that Ms Zervos has provided about those interactions are true." The records are for a defunct cellphone number that leaked during the Trump 2016 campaign. Reports state that the phone's records show a call made to Zervos from Los Angeles on December 21, 2007, when Trump's calendar shows he was scheduled to fly there and go to the Beverly Hills Hotel.