Trump University case: Judge will not release video testimony
Posted: 8:01 PM, Aug 02, 2016
<p>FILE- In this May 23, 2005, file photo, real estate mogul and Reality TV star Donald Trump, left, listens as Michael Sexton introduces him at a news conference in New York where he announced the establishment of Trump University. Tarla Makaeff a yoga instructor, has had enough of Trump after six years fighting him in court. Makaeff, wants to withdraw from a federal class-action lawsuit that claims Trump University fleeced students with an empty promise to teach them real estate. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)</p>
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge in San Diego who has been a target of Donald Trump's repeated criticism has blocked the release of videos of the Republican presidential nominee testifying in a lawsuit about the now-defunct Trump University.
U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel in a ruling Tuesday denied the request from news organizations that wanted full transcripts and video of Trump's recent depositions. Curiel says that while there was legitimate public interest in viewing Trump's demeanor in the footage, there was greater potential for harm because of the media scrutiny it was expected to generate.
Trump's attorneys said the video would be used to tarnish the campaign.
Curiel came under attack by Trump in May after he permitted the release of unrelated documents in the class-action lawsuit.
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