Summer Zervos, who alleged former President Donald Trump sexually assaulted her, has dropped her defamation lawsuit against him. The move comes as a surprise – a judge recently ruled that Trump would have to sit down for a deposition in the case.

Trump said in a statement released by his spokesperson Liz Harrington. “The lawsuit brought by a woman who made up false accusations against President Trump for publicity or money has just been dropped in its totality,” the statement read. “The Fake News Media totally and completely distorted the facts—they are corrupt. President Trump has been totally vindicated.”

Zervos’ lawyers said, “Ms. Zervos no longer wishes to litigate against the defendant and has secured the right to speak freely about her experience.”

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