A New York judge has ordered former President Trump to give a videotaped deposition in regard to a civil lawsuit connected to a 2015 protest where his security guards allegedly clashed with demonstrators.
The Hill reports:
The four protesters claim that Trump’s security guards assaulted them and infringed on their rights to practice free speech. They said they were out demonstrating against then-candidate Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants.
The plaintiffs allege that Schiller hit one of the protesters, Efrain Galicia, in the head after the security official tried to take away a cardboard sign that read “Trump: Make America Racist Again,” according to CNN.
New York Supreme Court judge Doriz Gonzalez is requesting Trump’s deposition.
“Donald J. Trump shall appear for a deposition October 18, 2021 at 10 a.m. … or, in the event of illness or emergency, on another mutually agreed to date on or before October 31, 2021,” Gonzalez’s order reads, according to ABC News.
Gonzalez in September 2019 had ordered Trump to answer questions in a videotaped deposition, contending that his testimony was “indispensable.”
At the time Trump claimed executive privilege.