As allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment continue to swirl around former movie executive Harvey Weinstein, it now appears that President Trump’s past bad behavior may soon be back in the spotlight, too.
Summer Zervos, a former contestant on The Apprentice, has served Trump’s campaign committee with a subpoena requesting any and all documents related to sexual assaults which may have been committed by the president.
According to Buzzfeed:
“A high-stakes legal showdown is brewing for President Donald Trump, as a woman who said he groped her has subpoenaed all documents from his campaign pertaining to ‘any woman alleging that Donald J. Trump touched her inappropriately.’”
Additionally, Zervos and her attorney, Gloria Allred, the article notes, were very specific in their subpoena:
“They also asked for ‘all documents’ concerning other women who have accused Trump of groping them, including Jessica Leeds, Mindy McGillivray, Rachel Crooks, Natasha Stoynoff, Temple Taggart, Kristin Anderson, Cathy Heller, Jill Harth, and Jessica Drake. The subpoena seeks ‘all documents concerning any accusations that were made during Donald J. Trump’s election campaign for president, that he subjected any woman to unwanted sexual touching and/or sexually inappropriate behavior.’ Last year, Trump tweeted a blanket denial, saying, ‘Nothing ever happened with any of these women.’”
Neither the White House or attorneys for Trump would discuss the subpoena, which was filed in March but has just come to light with the attention being paid to the issue of sexual assault and allegations against Weinstein.
Allred said the president has until the end of October to respond to her motion, and she remains hopeful the court will not dismiss the matter:
“We are hopeful that the court will deny President Trump’s motion to dismiss, so that we may move forward with discovery and obtain relevant documents and testimony.”
For those who are skeptical that Trump might be capable of committing sexual assault, consider his own words in his conversation with Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush:
“You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful—I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab ’em by the pussy, you can do anything.”
And here’s the video of that, too: