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Trump Deposed in Suit by Investors Claiming Fraud in ‘Apprentice’ Videophone Pitches

  • His sworn testimony took place earlier this month, person says
  • Trump argues he did nothing wrong by promoting the phones
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Lawyers for investors who claim they were defrauded by Donald Trump more than a decade ago finally got a chance to depose the former president about his marketing of a failed videophone venture on “Celebrity Apprentice,” according to a person familiar with the matter.

A New York judge had ordered Trump to sit for questions in the videophone case by Oct. 31, after a planned testimony date was derailed by Hurricane Ian and triggered a fierce war of words between lawyers for plaintiffs and Trump. The deposition, which occurred earlier this month, hadn’t been reported.