#Summer Zervos, a former contestant on "#The Apprentice USA," is suing president-elect #Donald Trump for defamation of character pertaining to claims that he groped and kissed her. Summer Zervos filed the lawsuit on Tuesday morning, demanding that Trump "vindicate her reputation by verifying the allegations".

At a Los Angeles press conference, Zervos announced that she would be suing the forty-fifth president of the United States three days before he is inaugurated. Zervos' claims revived the sexual predator theme that surrounded Trump throughout his successful election campaign.

'A sexual predator'

"I want Mr. Trump to know that I would still be willing to dismiss the case against him for no monetary compensation if he retracted his defamatory statements.

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I only want him to acknowledge that I was telling the truth," said Zervos. Filed at a New York court, the twenty-page suit makes several claims against Trump, branding the incoming president as a "sexual predator" and "unrepentant misogynist" that sexually assaulted countless women.

Zervos said that she would join the women's rights march in Washington on Saturday, the day after Trump is inaugurated. Zervos came forward after a tape leaked by Access Hollywood recorded Trump boasting about sexual assault. "You know, I'm drawn to beautiful women, I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet, just a kiss. I don't even wait. When you're famous, they let you do it. Grab them by the p*ssy, you can do whatever you want," Trump was caught saying on the tape.

A David vs Goliath case

Zevros competed on the fifth season of Trump's "The Apprentice" alleging that the incident occurred in Trump's office in December 2007.

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Zervos alleges that Trump kissed her twice without consent before pressing his genitals against her.

In response, a Trump spokesperson said:" There is absolutely no truth to this story. It is complete fiction and yet another attempted to delegitimise the president-elect". Trump dismissed the claims, stating that he had never assaulted anyone. According to the lawsuit, this statement is a "bare-faced lie".