The lawyer for Summer Zervos, the former contestant on “The Apprentice” suing President Donald Trump for defamation, late last year served a subpoena to former White House communications director Hope Hicks for a deposition in the private civil suit.

The subpoena, issued through D.C. Superior Court on Dec. 17 and signed by Zervos’ attorney Beth Wilkinson of Wilkinson Walsh, requested Hicks’s appearance at a Jan. 23 deposition at Wilkinson’s law firm in Washington, D.C. But all proceedings in the private suit were halted in early January, when the Manhattan Supreme Court paved the way for the state’s highest court to review their ruling letting the case advance.

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