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Trump must make videotaped statement in protest trial, judge orders

The protest followed Trump’s call for criminals and rapists of Mexican immigrants.

Former President Donald Trump is due to attend a videotaped deposition next week in a trial involving his anti-immigrant rhetoric, a Bronx judge has ordered.

A group of Mexican protesters said they were assaulted during a rally outside Trump Tower in September 2015 over comments from the then candidate that Mexican immigrants were criminals and rapists.

The lawsuit named Trump, his campaign, his former security chief Keith Schiller and others.

“Donald J. Trump will appear for testimony on October 18, 2021 at 10 a.m.… or, in the event of illness or emergency, on another mutually agreed upon date no later than October 31, 2021,” the order said. judge Doris Gonzalez. .

Trump faces prospect of another deposition by year-end in libel lawsuit filed by former “Apprentice” candidate Summer Zervos, who alleges Trump sexually assaulted her at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2007, which Trump denies. Zervos claims Trump defamed her during his campaign when he said she lied about the alleged assault.

Trump has also denied the allegations of former Elle E. columnist Jean Carroll, who is suing him for defamation after accusing her of lying about an alleged 1990s rape at a lodge at Bergdorf Goodman.

Trump’s tax returns and business practices are also under criminal investigation by prosecutors in Manhattan and New York State.