Former "Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos told a court on Thursday that she has calendar entries, emails, and other evidence to corroborate her claims that President Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in 2007, the Hollywood Reporter first reported on Thursday afternoon.
Zervos, who appeared on Season five of Trump's NBC show, told reporters at an October 2016 press conference that Trump assaulted her during a meeting at The Beverly Hills Hotel.
Zervos says the evidence includes emails to Trump's former secretary Rhona Graff, and responses from Graff, and calendar entries detailing when she and Trump flew together from Las Vegas to Los Angeles and stayed at the Beverly Hills Hotel in December 2007.
"He then grabbed my shoulder and began kissing me again very aggressively and placed his hand on my breast," she said. "I pulled back and walked to another part of the room. He then walked up, grabbed my hand, and pulled me into the bedroom. I walked out." Zervos added that Trump thrust himself on her before she left the room.
Trump has denied Zervos' claims and accused her of fabricating them.
"I vaguely remember Ms. Zervos as one of the many contestants on 'The Apprentice' over the years," Trump said in a statement. "To be clear, I never met her at a hotel or greeted her inappropriately a decade ago. That is not who I am as a person, and it is not how I've conducted my life. In fact, Ms. Zervos continued to contact me for help, emailing my office on April 14 of this year asking that I visit her restaurant in California."
Zervos sued Trump for defamation after he accused her of lying about the allegations.
Trump's attorneys failed in their attempt to dismiss the case. They argued that, as president, Trump can't be sued in state court and that his remarks about his accusers are political speech.