World Briefs: Groping claims: Trump team subpoenaed

Groping claims: Trump team subpoenaed

WASHINGTON • Mr Donald Trump's campaign has been subpoenaed for documents related to sexual assault allegations that emerged during his run for president, as part of a defamation suit.

The lawsuit by Ms Summer Zervos, a former contestant on Mr Trump's reality TV show The Apprentice, says he made "numerous false, defamatory statements" in response to her allegations that he tried to kiss and grope her without her consent.

The subpoena, which was issued in March but filed on Sept 19, directs the Trump campaign and its affiliates to hand over documents on Ms Zervos and her associates as well as on "any woman alleging that Donald J. Trump touched her inappropriately".


Sheeran cycling crash: Asian shows in doubt

LONDON • Award-winning British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran said yesterday that some upcoming shows could be cancelled after he suffered a cycling accident, posting an image of his arm in a cast and a sling.

Sheeran is due to perform in Taipei on Sunday at the start of a massive Asia tour taking in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and India. His Singapore concert is scheduled for Nov 11 and 12.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 17, 2017, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe