US: Trump accused of sexual assault withdraws complaint

She sticks to her allegations of sexual assault but has decided to withdraw her complaint against Donald Trump. In January 2017, just before Donald Trump entered the White House, Summer Zervos filed a civil complaint against the businessman for calling it a “false.”

Trump has always denied it, but Zervos accused him of molesting and forcibly kissing her in 2007 at a Los Angeles hotel. Summer Zervos is a former contestant on Donald Trump’s long-time host, The Apprentice.

“All complaints have been dropped,” said a New York State Supreme Court document dated Friday and signed by attorneys for both parties.

“After five years (of the proceedings), Ms Zervos no longer wishes to quarrel with the accused (Donald Trump) and has secured the right to speak freely about his experience,” the lawyers told AFP. Wilkinson. They stated that their client “maintained her accusations and did not accept any financial compensation.”

Reasons not disclosed

On the part of the former US president, his lawyer, Alina Hoba, described Summer Zervos’ decision as “wise”. “She had no other choice because it was clear that our client had not done anything wrong based on the facts accused,” the lawyer told AFP.

Neither party explained why Ms Zervos had dropped the defamation suit. In total, about two dozen women have accused Donald Trump of assault or sexual harassment in recent years.

In addition to Summer Zervos, columnist E.Jan Carroll accuses a former real estate mogul of raping her in the apt room of a New York department store in the mid-1990s. The former chief of the New York court for defamation.

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Mr Trump, who has denied all the allegations, has never faced a criminal trial because of the charges, which have long since lapsed.

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