Former US President Donald Trump, whose “testimony is indispensable” to a case alleging that his staff members assaulted demonstrators outside the Trump Tower about six years ago, will give video testimony in October.

According to court papers filed Monday, earlier Sept. 24 was fixed for the testimony, but it needed to be rescheduled as he was “no longer available,” said his attorneys. Now, the former President will give a deposition over video on Oct. 18, reported New York Post.

Two years ago when Trump was still the President, he was ordered to appear for the deposition over video by Bronx Supreme Court Judge Doris Gonzalez, but his legal team argued that there had to be exceptional circumstances to make the leader of America testify. At the time, Gonzalez said that his “testimony is indispensable” to the case, and "no government official, including the executive, is above the law."

The case revolves around a September 2015 incident that made five protesters file suit against the former President, three of his security team members and The Trump Organization LLC. They claimed that on Sept. 3, 2015 they were attacked by the security guards when they were peacefully demonstrating outside the Trump Tower regarding Trump's negative comments on Mexican immigrants.

Lawyers for the plaintiffs -- Florencia Tejeda Perez, Gonzalo Cruz Franco, Efrain Galicia, Norberto Garcia and Miguel Villalobos -- are trying to prove that it was the former President who ordered or encouraged the guards’ actions.

Meanwhile, Trump is also in news for the tell-all book “I’ll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw in the Trump White House" by former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham. Among various topics, she mentioned Daria Boyarskaya, who was captured in a photo with Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan in 2019.

In her book, Grisham said that Russia adviser Fiona Hill was suspicious about Boyarskaya’s presence, reported New York Post. She wrote, “As the meeting began, Fiona Hill leaned over and asked me if I had noticed Putin’s translator, who was a very attractive brunette woman with long hair, a pretty face, and a wonderful figure." Hill then apparently told Grisham that she suspected the woman had been chosen by Putin to "distract" Trump.

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Former US President Donald Trump speaks after the fight between Evander Holyfield and Vitor Belfort during Evander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort presented by Triller at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on September 11, 2021 in Hollywood, Florida. Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

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