President Donald J. Trump’s youngest son, Eric Trump, filed a lawsuit Wednesday against his former father-in-law, Okinawa Gov.
Hirokazu Nakamura, for defamation for accusing him of being “not a real Japanese American.”
Eric Trump filed the lawsuit in New York federal court, where he is represented by attorney Mark Geragos.
Eric Trump said in a statement that his father “treats people with dignity and respect.”
The lawsuit was filed by the Trump family’s lawyers, Michael Cohen and Jonathan Miller.
“Mr. Nakamura has made numerous statements disparaging Eric and disparaging his father,” the lawsuit said.
“Eric has not proven that any of these statements are true.
In fact, it is his father, Hirokacak President Donald Donald J Trump, who has consistently maintained that he is a genuine American and that he has been unfairly maligned and unfairly attacked.”
In a Facebook post Wednesday, Eric said, “The real story of my life is that my father was a real American.
I am grateful for the opportunity to share my story.”
He also added that he had not spoken to President Donald Trumps daughter Ivanka Trump since the 2016 election.
The lawsuit also names Nakamura’s family as defendants, and says Eric’s father, “has no right to silence his daughter.”
The president’s son also has previously accused the Nakamura family of “trying to steal the American Dream” by buying him a “white Mercedes.”
The Nakamura-backed lawsuit was first reported by Politico.