Judge says Trump can be deposed in former ‘Apprentice’ contestant’s lawsuit

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By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York state judge on Monday gave former U.S. President Donald Trump a Dec. 23 deadline to undergo questioning in a defamation lawsuit filed by a former contestant on “The Apprentice” after he denied her sexual assault accusations. Justice Jennifer Schecter of the New York state court in Manhattan said Trump must submit to a deposition, after his lawyer said Trump planned to countersue his accuser, Summer Zervos, under a state law designed to encourage free speech. Schecter ruled after a conference where the planned countersuit was announced, and la…

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