Trump to give deposition in suit brought by protesters who claim his security guards assaulted them

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Former U.S. President Donald Trump leaves Trump Tower successful Manhattan connected May 18, 2021 successful New York City.

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Former President Donald Trump is scheduled to beryllium deposed adjacent week successful New York City for a suit filed by protestors who allege they were "violently attacked" by his information guards connected the sidewalk extracurricular of Trump Tower successful September 2015.

Trump's videotaped deposition connected Monday greeting volition beryllium held successful Trump Tower itself, which is located connected Fifth Avenue successful Manhattan's Midtown section.

He volition beryllium questioned determination by lawyers for the plaintiffs successful the civilian complaint, which is pending successful Bronx Supreme Court.

"This is simply a lawsuit astir Donald Trump's information guards assaulting peaceful demonstrators connected a nationalist sidewalk," said Benjamin Dictor, a lawyer for the plaintiffs.

"We volition beryllium taking the proceedings grounds of Donald Trump, nether oath, connected Monday aft years of the defendants' dilatory attempts to shield him from this examination. We look guardant to presenting the video of Mr. Trump's grounds to a assemblage astatine his trial."

Trump's s videotaped grounds volition beryllium presented to a assemblage arsenic a effect of a anterior judicial bid which allowed the then-president to debar having to attest successful idiosyncratic portion serving successful the White House.

A spokeswoman for Trump did not instantly respond to a petition for comment.

Trump successful July was ordered by Bronx Supreme Court Judge Doris Gonzalez to beryllium for the deposition, which was to beryllium scheduled astatine a aboriginal date.

He and the plaintiffs aboriginal agreed that helium would beryllium deposed connected Sept. 24, but that was postponed aft his lawyers came backmost and said Trump was nary longer disposable for that date, according to an bid by Gonzalez past week.

The timing of Monday's deposition was agreed to by Trump and the plaintiffs, according to that order, which archetypal was reported Thursday by ABC News.

In summation to Trump, defendants successful the suit see his 2016 statesmanlike campaign, the Trump Organization, and Keith Schiller, who had for years acted arsenic Trump's bodyguard.

The suit seeks damages for the actions of Trump's information staff, during the Sept. 3, 2015, protestation extracurricular of Trump Tower, months aft Trump announced his tally for the Republican statesmanlike nomination.

The plaintiffs, who are quality rights activists of Mexican origin, accidental they were assaulted by Trump's guards and had their signs destroyed by the guards during the event, which was protesting what they saw arsenic Trump's anti-Mexican migrant racism.

Trump's then-head of information Schiller is accused of punching 1 of the protestors, Efrain Galicia, successful the caput aft Galicia tried to retrieve a motion that Schiller had ripped from his grasp.