Mr Trump has been accused by several women of misconduct, including after the release during the 2016 presidential campaign of an Access Hollywood recording in which he had spoken in vulgar terms about trying to have sex with women.
A NY state judge on Tuesday denied a bid by Trump to toss a defamation lawsuit by Summer Zervos, a former contestant on NBC's "The Apprentice", raising the prospect that he might have to answer questions about his behaviour in court.
"Nothing in the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution even suggests that the president can not be called to account before a state court for wrongful conduct that bears no relationship to any federal executive responsibility", writes Schecter.
The case is Zervos v. Trump, 150522/2017, New York Supreme Court, New York County (New York).
Zervos remained quiet about the attacks but made a decision to break her silence about the attacks in October 2016, in the weeks leading up to the presidential election, after the release of the "Access Hollywood" tape in which Trump could be heard engaging in a lewd discussion about women, including forms of sexual assault.
The White House did not respond to a request for comment Tuesday.
Judge Jennifer Schecter wrote that "no one is above the law" in siding with Summer Zervos, who sued Trump after he dismissed as "fabricated" and "made-up" her claims of misconduct at a Beverly Hills, California, hotel in 2007.
Mariann Meier Wang, co-counsel for Zervos with women's rights attorney Gloria Allred, wrote in an email: "The rule of law and sound reason have prevailed today".
"No one is above the law", Schecter wrote in an 18-page decision.
Trump's attorney Marc Kasowitz had asked that the case be thrown out or at least delayed until he finished serving his term as president. "We are grateful for the opportunity to prove that the Defendant falsely branded Ms. Zervos a phony for telling the truth about his unwanted sexual groping". It said she has been free to respond to press inquiries about her relationship with Trump since 2016 and that the suggestion that American Media silenced her is without merit.
But Schecter said that Trump's statements could be proven true or false and that, because his statements were delivered on Twitter-a "preferred means of communication often used by defendant", the judge noted-and in speeches, the statements cannot be characterized simply as heated rhetoric or hyperbole. It remains unclear, however, what information the documents contain and if they would show that Trump committed the acts of which Zervos and other women accused him.
The judge cites Paula Jones' case against Bill Clinton as precedent.
Former porn star Stormy Daniels said she was paid $130,000 to keep quiet about her relationship with Trump. Attorneys for Trump pushed back on multiple fronts, arguing that the suit was "politically motivated" and was built around "allegations of events that never occurred".
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The releases of Sherman and Lane leave Seattle's cornerback spot with some uncertainty heading into free agency. It is not yet clear how the four-time All-Pro defensive back will bounce back from his Achilles injury.
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But the Hokies could never extend a lead on Alabama hung within two possessions the entire half by going 16-for-27 from the field. Experience matters in March, and the Hokies have the benefit of last year's NCAA Tournament to prepare them for this year's game.
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With the legal tampering underway, I'd certainly expect Solder be connected to a numerous amount of teams, including the Texans. It's a good thing that Super Bowls aren't won in March because if that were the case, the Patriots would be in trouble.
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Taylor Swift dropped the music video for the classic T-Swift ballad " Delicate " during the iHeartRadio Music Awards last night. While another wasn't quite so enamored, tweeting , "lorde needs to stop lying to taylor swift and telling her she can dance".
Should Arrieta return to his 2015 or 2016 form then the he will undoubtedly become the biggest steal of the offseason. The former Cy Young victor goes to Philadelphia, who have quietly spent a lot of money this winter.
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