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Trump Keeps Failing to Derail Ex-‘Apprentice’ Contestant’s Defamation Lawsuit

  • Summer Zervos claims Trump groped her during meeting
  • New York Court of Appeals denied request for a stay Thursday
Summer Zervos, center, outside court in New York in Dec. 5, 2017.

Summer Zervos, center, outside court in New York in Dec. 5, 2017.

Photographer: Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images

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It’s three strikes for Donald Trump in his attempts to delay or derail a lawsuit by a former “Apprentice” contestant. But that doesn’t mean the president is out.

New York state’s highest court on Thursday turned aside Trump’s request to put Summer Zervos’s lawsuit on hold. She claims Trump defamed her when he called her a liar for alleging he groped her.