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Former President Donald Trump was interrogated for several hours, as part of a lawsuit that accuses its security guards of assaulting protesters of Mexican origin outside Trump Tower.
The lawsuit dates back to 2015, after a group of protesters accused of repression at the Fifth Avenue building.
The sworn testimony of former President Trump was recorded on videoconfirmed NBC News, adding that the Republican Trump was questioned by the lawyer at Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, where the attack would have occurred.
The deposition lasted several hours and was scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. It was ordered by Judge Doris González, who is overseeing the case in the Bronx Supreme Court.
The six plaintiffs claimed that they were attacked and that Trump Organization security personnel ripped their ads from their hands during a Sept. 3, 2015, advertisement for Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants, from when he called them “criminals” and “Rapists”.
The report adds that among those named is Trump’s former bodyguard, Keith Schiller.
“This is a case about Donald Trump‘s security guards who assaulted peaceful protesters on a public sidewalk“Said Benjamin Dictor, an attorney for the plaintiffs.
He anticipated that testimony would be taken this week.
“We will take Donald Trump’s trial testimony, under oath … after years of delaying attempts by the defendants to protect him from this questioning,” he added.
The plaintiffs accuse violations of their rights to demonstrate against the “racism” of former President Trump.
The deposition was postponed several times, after it was ordered in July by Judge González. The former president’s lawyers were finally able to provide a date for this Monday.
The lawsuit seeks damages for the actions of the former president’s security personnel.