While Stormy Daniels publicly battles Trump, Summer Zervos’s defamation suit against him quietly advances

The Washington Post reports:

Three days after adult-film star Stormy Daniels’s libel case against President Trump was dismissed in federal court, the lawyer for another woman suing Trump for defamation argued to a panel of New York appellate judges why they should allow her case to proceed.

“The president does not stand above the law,” Mariann Wang, an attorney for former “Apprentice” contestant Summer Zervos, said last week during a little-noticed hearing in Manhattan.

“He is also a human being who engaged in unofficial conduct and acts that hurt my client very seriously. We have — she has — the right to bring this action.”

Amid the focus on Daniels’s conspicuous and ugly battle with Trump, Zervos’s case has quietly advanced as a possibly more serious legal threat.

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