Ivanka In Legal Trouble For ‘Knockoff’ Shoe Design, Now Judge Ordering Her To Testify
Donald Trump’s daughter and White House aide Ivanka Trump will have to testify in front of a judge after being sued by an Italian shoemaker.
According to the Associated Press, Ivanka’s lawyers tried to shield her from testifying, but U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest ruled Friday against her lawyers.
Italian shoemaker company, Aquazzura Italia SRL “sued President Donald Trump’s daughter last year, saying her Hettie shoe was a ‘virtually identical’ knockoff of its popular Wild Thing Shoe, including nearly the same color, shape and tassel on the heel,” the AP reported. “Its lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.”
Ivanka tried to sway herself away from the show company, saying “she is an assistant to the Republican president of the United States and maintains an office in the White House,” according to the AP.
But that did not help. Judge Forrest ruled that, “Ms. Trump’s public statements regarding active and comprehensive brand management lead to a reasonable inference that the shoe at issue would not have been released without her approval.”