‘Donald J. Trump shall appear for a deposition October 18, 2021 at 10 a.m.,’ Judge Doris Gonzalez’s order says, ‘or, in the event of illness or emergency, on another mutually agreed to date on or before October 31, 2021.’
A group of Mexican protestors are alleging they were assaulted outside of Trump Tower.
The lawsuit names several defendants including Trump, his campaign and his former head of security Keith Schiller.
Donald Trump was ordered by a Bronx judge to appear for a videotaped deposition on Monday – or by the end of October at the latest – in relation to a protest outside Trump Tower in September 2015
Trump’s former director of security and longtime bodyguard Keith Schiller (right) reaches for protester Efrain Galicia (center in a blue shirt) on September 3, 2015
Images from outside Trump Tower that day show Schiller in a physical tussle with Galicia. The plaintiffs are alleging Trump’s security guards assaulted them and infringed on their First Amendment freedoms
The protesters claim in the lawsuit that Trump’s security guards assaulted them and infringed on their Freedom of Speech in peacefully demonstrating.
The plaintiffs also allege that Schiller hit Efrain Galicia, one of the protesters, in the head. It also claims he tried to take away a sign reading: ‘Trump: Make America Racist Again.’
Several images from that day in New York shows Schiller and Galicia in a tussle.
The protest in question happened in September 2015 when then-candidate Trump made a blanket statement claiming Mexican nationals who illegally cross into the U.S. are criminals and rapists. This was the height of Trump promoting his future administration’s hard-line illegal immigration policies, including building the southern border wall.
The four men of Mexican descent who were protesting outside Trump Tower were wearing Ku Klux Klan suits, according to The Washington Post. However, the image of Galicia does not show him wearing the white robbed garb.
The men say in their lawsuit that Trump’s security guards emerged from the building during their protest, grabbed their signs and pushed them before hitting Galicia over the head.
Here Schiller is shown conversing with Galicia before it got physical
There are several lawsuits plaguing the former president.
Trump’s tax filings and businesses are under investigation by district attorneys in Manhattan and New York State.
He is also facing another potential deposition by the end of 2021 in relation to a defamation lawsuit filed by Summer Zervos, a former ‘Apprentice’ contestant.
Zervos alleges Trump sexually assaulted her at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2007 and claims she was defamed when he denied the alleged assault during his campaign for president.
Elle columnist E. Jean Carroll is also suing Trump for defamation after he accused her of lying about an allegation of a rape during the 1990s in a dressing room at Bergdorf Goodman.