Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, has lost an appeal to delay her testimony in her father’s civil fraud trial in New York.
Trump is scheduled to take the stand on November 8 in her father’s $250 million fraud case brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James. However, her attorney tried to delay her testimony on Thursday arguing that she’ll “suffer undue hardship” if she has to testify during a school week.
“Ms. Trump, who resides in Florida with her three minor children, will suffer undue hardship if a stay is denied and she is required to testify at trial in New York in the middle of a school week, in a case she has already been dismissed from, before her appeal is heard,” her attorney argued.
An appeals court swiftly denied her request to delay her testimony Thursday night, CNN reported.
This comes after Ivanka’s two adult brothers, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, made back-to-back appearances in court on Thursday delivering testimony in the trial. Former President Donald Trump is expected to testify on Monday.
Ivanka was dismissed as a co-defendant in the case because the statue of limitations for the allegations against her had ran out.
But New York Judge Arthur Engoron ruled Friday that her dismissal from the case doesn’t mean she should not take the stand as she is a key participant in some events discussed in the case and remains financially and professionally linked with the family business, according to Newsweek.