There is a new date in the legal fight between Charles Herbster, a leading GOP contender for governor, and State Senator Julie Slama who accused Herbster of sexually assaulting her.

Slama’s lawyer had hoped to depose Herbster today, but Herbster objected yesterday asking the court to delay the sworn interview.

According to court records, a hearing on all of this is now set for June 3.

Herbster’s lawyer argued that Slama wanted Herbster brought to justice now in order to “create embarrassment, oppression and an undue burden” on Herbster’s campaign with the May 10 primary just days away. only.

Herbster’s campaign says he looks forward to clearing his name at mutually agreed times.

After Slama publicly accused Herbster of raising her hand over her dress at a 2019 GOP fundraiser, Herbster denied the charge — along with other published charges — and sued Slama. She then counterattacked.

Herbster says he is the target of a political plot led by Governor Pete Ricketts and NU Regent Jim Pillen, who is running against Herbster and is supported by Ricketts.

Ricketts denies any political game, adding: “I believe Julie Slama.”

Polls continue to find Herbster, Pillen and State Sen. Brett Lindstrom in a three-way fight to the finish.