Trump accuser Summer Zervos drops high-profile lawyer Gloria Allred for ‘personal reasons’

Trump accuser Summer Zervos drops high-profile lawyer Gloria Allred for ‘personal reasons’


Prominent women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred announced Friday that she is no longer representing ex-reality show star Summer Zervos in her defamation lawsuit against President Trump.

Allred declined to comment on the reason for her withdrawal, adding that she wishes "Summer the very best in her pursuit of justice."

"Our withdrawal has nothing to do with the merits of her case against President Trump," Allred said in a statement to the Daily News.

New York-based attorney Mariann Wang will take over as the lead litigator in the high-profile case, Zervos said.

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President Trump has denied Zervos’ shocking claims.


"I decided to part ways with Gloria Allred purely for personal reasons, having nothing to do with her work as my attorney," said Zervos, a former contestant on "The Apprentice."

Zervos and Wang declined to comment on the nature of those "personal reasons."

Zervos alleges in a suit filed last January that Trump defamed her by calling her a liar after she accused him of sexually assaulting her when she was a contestant on "The Apprentice."

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Wang called Zervos’ suit an "important case," vowing that she looks forward to "proving her claim."

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Trump has denied the disturbing claims that he forcibly kissed Zervos at his Trump Tower office and, on a separate occasion, "very aggressively" groped her breasts. Both alleged incidents occurred in 2007, at which point Trump had been married to First Lady Melania for over a year, according to court records.

Zervos’ legal team switch-up comes as Trump battles separate salacious claims that he slept with porn star Stormy Daniels a few weeks after Melania gave birth to his youngest son, Barron.

Since announcing his campaign, Trump has been accused of sexual misconduct by nearly two dozen women.