The lawyer for a former contestant on Donald Trump’s reality show The Apprentice says phone records show that he placed calls to her client around the time she alleges he sexually assaulted her.
According to the lawsuit, Summer Zervos, a California businesswoman, says that Mr Trump forced himself on her during a lunch in his room at the Beverly Hills Hotel in December, 2007. Ms Zervos also alleges Mr Trump made inappropriate advances during a job interview at his office in New York City.
Though Mr Trump has denied the allegations, his phone records from the time, filed as part of the lawsuit and obtained by the Associated Press, show that he indeed called her on December 21, 2007 when his personal calendar indicated he was staying at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Mr Trump also placed a call to Ms Zervos on December 22, 2007.
Mr Trump’s lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, has previously said that Ms Zervos’ claims were “not corroborated by any documents”.