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Former President Donald Trump. Win McNamee / Getty Images

  • A New York judge has ordered Trump to sit for videotaped testimony in a civil case.

  • The case was filed by a group of protesters who said they were assaulted at a Trump rally in 2015.

  • State Supreme Court Judge Doris Gonzalez has ordered Trump to sit for deposition next week.

A New York judge on Monday ordered former President Donald Trump to sit for a videotaped deposition in a civil case filed by protesters who claim Trump’s security guards assaulted them during the a rally in September 2015.

On October 4, state Supreme Court Justice Doris Gonzalez ordered Trump to sit for a deposition, which is scheduled for October 18 at 10 a.m. at Trump Tower in Manhattan. Trump’s lawyers agreed to the date in a stipulation, court records show.

The lawsuit was filed in 2015 by a group of Mexican protesters who say they were attacked outside Trump Tower during the rally, three months after Trump announced his run for president. He was erased in court during Trump’s presidency because Trump argued he should be granted testimonial immunity but is now heading to trial, according to Benjamin Dictor, an attorney representing the protesters.

“After the defendants have spent years unsuccessfully fighting to prevent Donald Trump from testifying under oath, we will be testifying in this case on Monday,” Dictor, lawyer at Eisner, Dictor & Lamadrid, told Insider. “We look forward to bringing this case, including Mr. Trump’s video testimony, to a jury.”

The costume named Trump, the Trump Organization, the Trump campaign, former Trump security chief Keith Schiller, security guards Gary Uher and Edward Jon Deck Jr., and two others who have been identified as John Doe 3 and 4 as accused.

Lawyers for the protesters have cited Trump to appear in the case, arguing in court records that the guards attacked the protesters as part of their official duties, citing Trump’s comments at election rallies where he encouraged violence against them. rowdy. The deposition could be shown to jurors during a trial, according to Dictor, who is also a lawyer for the New York NewsGuild, which represents members of the Insider Union.

Trump’s lawyers have asked the judges to overturn the subpoena, and the case has progressed slowly through the appeal process. But after Trump stepped down earlier this year, a New York state judge dismissed the arguments as moot and moved the case forward.

Trump faces numerous civil lawsuits, many of which are progressing now that he is no longer president. Earlier in October, another New York state judge ordered Trump to sit before the end of the year in a lawsuit brought against him by Summer Zervos for sexual misconduct.

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