Judge Will Not Release Videotaped Testimony In Trump University Case
Judge Gonzalo Curiel said in his ruling Tuesday he wants to avoid any potential harm that releasing the footage could do to the case.By Briana Altergott | August 3, 2016
A federal judge has decided not to release videotaped testimony by Donald Trump in a California lawsuit against the now-defunct Trump University.
U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel said in his ruling Tuesday he wants to avoid any potential harm that media scrutiny of the footage could do to the case, which alleges that former Trump University students were defrauded by false advertising.
CNN quotes the ruling as saying, "There is every reason to believe that release of the deposition videos would contribute to an on-going 'media frenzy' that would increase the difficulty of seating an impartial jury."