Former United States of America President Donald Trump has been ordered to testify by video deposition in New York on Monday.
Gatekeepers News reports that Former President Donald Trump is scheduled to testify next week Monday in New York City for a lawsuit filed by protestors who alleged they were “violently attacked” by his security guards on the sidewalk outside of Trump Tower in September 2015.
Trump’s videotaped deposition will be held in Trump Tower located on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan’s Midtown section.
The former U.S. President will be questioned by the lawyers for the plaintiffs in the civil complaint, which is pending in Bronx Supreme Court.
A lawyer for the plaintiffs, Benjamin Dictor, said: “This is a case about Donald Trump’s security guards assaulting peaceful demonstrators on a public sidewalk.”
“We will be taking the trial testimony of Donald Trump, under oath, on Monday after years of the defendants’ dilatory attempts to shield him from this examination. We look forward to presenting the video of Mr. Trump’s testimony to a jury at his trial.”
His videotaped testimony will be presented to a jury as a result of a prior judicial order which avoided him to testify in person while serving in the White House.
Trump’s spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In July, Bronx Supreme Court Judge Doris Gonzalez ordered Trump to sit for the deposition, which was to be scheduled at a later date.
Although the then-president and the plaintiffs later agreed that he would be deposed on Sept. 24, that was postponed after his lawyers came back to disclose Trump was no longer available for that date.
According to an order by Gonzalez, the timing of Monday’s deposition was later agreed to by Trump and the plaintiffs.
Other defendants in the lawsuit include his 2016 presidential campaign, the Trump Organisation, and Keith Schiller, who had for years acted as Trump’s bodyguard.
The suit seeks damages for the actions of Trump’s security staff, during Sept. 3, 2015, protest outside of Trump Tower, months after he announced his run for the Republican presidential nomination.
The plaintiffs – human rights activists of Mexican origin said they were protesting against what they saw as Trump’s anti-Mexican immigrant racism, where they were assaulted by Trump’s guards and had their signs destroyed by the guards during the event.
According to the suit, Trump’s then-head of security Schiller is accused of punching one of the protestors, Efrain Galicia, in the head after the victim tried retrieving a sign that Schiller had ripped from his grasp.