Protesters allege former President Donald Trump and his namesake company were violently attacked by his security guards during a demonstration outside Trump Tower in September 2015. settled the lawsuit against
- Both parties agreed to dismiss the alleged assault lawsuit
- Trump’s attorney said all parties were “finally able to reach an amicable resolution”
- Protesters’ 7-year-old lawsuit postponed because Trump was president
Trump, the Trump Organization, and plaintiffs agreed Wednesday to dismiss a seven-year-old lawsuit relating to assault charges that they jointly filed in New York state court.
The trial started this week.
“Both parties agree that plaintiffs in lawsuits and all people have the right to peacefully protest on public sidewalks,” the two sides said in a joint statement.
Lawyers for demonstrators protesting Trump’s immigration remarks did not immediately respond to requests for additional comment.
“We were eager to go to court to prove the frivolity of this case, but in the end both parties reached an amicable settlement,” Trump’s attorney Alina Habba said in a statement. We were able to reach a solution.
“We are very happy with this result.”
The lawsuit was delayed because of President Trump
The incident at Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan comes two and a half months after Trump complained about Mexicans coming to the United States.
“They’re drug dealers, they’re criminals, they’re rapists,” Trump said.
According to the lawsuit, Trump’s security chief hit protester Efrain Galicia in the head and a security guard tried to strangle him.
The protesters, all from Mexico, were said to be holding up a caricature of Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again,” replacing it with “Trump: Make America Racist Again.” Told.
Like other lawsuits against Mr. Trump, the protesters’ lawsuit was delayed in part because Mr. Trump was president.
In October 2021, Trump sat down for a video deposition and expressed concern about being hit with fruit in public, but denied trying to provoke supporters to violence.
“I wanted people to be prepared because they were wary that they were going to do the fruit,” he said.
“And some fruits are worse — tomatoes, by the way. But it’s very dangerous.”