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Donald Trump Files Lawsuit in London Over Steele Dossier Allegations

Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit in London's High Court, arguing that the "Steele dossier" contains false allegations.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump has initiated legal proceedings in London’s high court, alleging that the “Steele dossier” containing claims of “perverted sexual behavior” and payments to Russian officials is “false” and “phony.” 

Trump is pursuing damages for the breach of his data protection rights by Orbis Business Intelligence, the firm responsible for the dossier compiled by former MI6 agent Christopher Steele.

Trump’s Claims and Witness Statement:

In his written witness statement, Trump has expressed his willingness to provide evidence in the high court to prove the inaccuracies of the dossier’s data. 

He emphasized that a judgment from the English court would provide immense relief and confirm the true position to the public, preventing further damage and distress caused by believing in the dossier’s accuracy.

Alleged Reputational Damage:

Trump alleges that Orbis’s sharing of the dossier, which he claims contains “false, phony, or made-up allegations,” with three individuals has caused him reputational damage. 

While Trump acknowledges that Orbis was not legally responsible for the dossier’s publication by BuzzFeed in 2017, he argues that it would not have entered the public domain without Orbis’s involvement.

Contents of the Steele Dossier:

The “Steele dossier” contained salacious allegations, including claims that Trump had hired sex workers for lewd acts in a Moscow hotel suite and participated in sex parties in St. Petersburg.

Legal Representation and Orbis’s Response:

Trump’s lawyer, Hugh Tomlinson KC, informed the court that Trump is aware of his legal responsibility to prove the allegations false and intends to provide evidence in court. 

Orbis is seeking to have the case against it struck out, arguing that it has no realistic prospect of success. 

The firm claims that the claim was brought too late and that BuzzFeed’s publication primarily caused any damage to Trump. Additionally, Orbis asserts that the case has been brought for “an improper purpose.”

Trump’s Legal Challenges in the U.S.:

It’s worth noting that former President Trump is currently facing numerous legal challenges in the United States, including criminal cases in New York, Florida, Washington, and Georgia. 

He has also been found liable for defamation and sexual abuse in civil cases and faces allegations of inflating his net worth for financial gain and tax benefits.

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