Now Out of Office, Trump Might Have to Testify About Rape Allegation

 
Author and journalist E. Jean Carroll claims that Donald Trump raped her in the dressing room of a Manhattan department store in the mid-1990s. She filed a defamation case against him in 2019 after Trump denied her allegations and said she was lying to sell her new book. Now Carroll hopes that she will be able to depose the former president under oath later his year.

Caroll said:

“I am living for the moment to walk into that room to sit across the table from him.  I think of it everyday.”

Carroll, 77, a former Elle magazine columnist, seeks unspecified damages in her lawsuit and a retraction of Trump’s statements. It is one of two defamation cases involving sexual misconduct allegations against Trump that could move forward faster now that he has left the presidency. While in office, Trump’s lawyers delayed the case in part by arguing that the pressing duties of his office made responding to civil lawsuits impossible.

Roberta Kaplan, Carroll’s attorney, said:

“I think there will be a sense among the judges that it’s time to get a move on in these cases.”

An attorney for Trump and another representative of the former president did not respond to requests for comment.

Trump faces a similar defamation lawsuit from Summer Zervos, a former contestant on his reality television show “The Apprentice.” In 2016, Zervos accused Trump of sexual misconduct, saying that he kissed her against her will at a 2007 meeting in New York and later groped her at a California hotel as the two met to discuss job opportunities.

Zervos and Carroll are among more than two dozen women who have publicly accused Trump of sexual misconduct that they say occurred in the years before he became president. Other accusers include a former model who claims Trump sexually assaulted her at the 1997 U.S. Open tennis tournament; a former Miss Universe pageant contestant who said Trump groped her in 2006; and a reporter who alleges Trump forcibly kissed her without her consent in 2005 at his Mar-a-Lago resort.

Trump has denied the allegations and called them politically motivated.

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  1. Mary Lou
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    I believe that women is nothing but a snake. I also believe she is looking for alot of money for her lies
    I hope she goes too jail for such lies
    Also she pays TRUMPS LAWYERS AS WELL FOR SUCH STUPID NON TRUTH ALLEGATIONS

  2. Joan Freda
    Reply

    Why are these so-called rape allegations being valid after decades have passed. Why is not the Statute of Limitations called into play. I thought the only crime that is not affected by the statute is murder. How can an alleged crime committed so many years ago even be proven? It’s really a case of ‘she said, he said’. I never could understand how the case against Cosby was upheld after so many decades had elapsed. Can someone explain to me the reasoning behind such a ruling??

    • Robert Messmer
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      He is not being sued for rape; he is being sued for defamation of character which occurred in 2019 so the lawsuit is within the statue of limitations. This is a civil suit so criminal rules do not apply–for example she does not have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Donald Trump raped her only 50%+.

      In the case of Bill Cosby, I believe he admitted it. Different states have different statutes of limitations for the same crime.

  3. Herb1949
    Reply

    No one is required to testify in any kind of court proceedings. Even a murderer is not required to testify.

    What is interesting is that NONE of these people made these allegations until Trump became president even though they happened many years before.

    Since they were not willing to speak up at the time, why should I believe them now?

  4. Hopiter
    Reply

    Again? Tell me why since supposed rape occurred in 1990, which seems like it would have been more like Bill Clinton move than Trumps, did she wait 30 years to bring this up? Did she get a rape kit done, there was protocol back then. If she did not then this seems more like extortion.

    Truth, maybe not her, (giving her benefit of doubt) many women around wealthy men actually pursue them in all manner of ways, then when it doesn’t go anywhere, much like in college after a one night stand, they claim rape. If this is the case it appears this is just part of the all out hatred demanding utter destruction of Trump by democrat Marxists. We will see I guess.

  5. Billy Wilson
    Reply

    This is a vengeful women that can not prove her charges, but will try for money anyway. Don’t you just love Lawyers chacing ambulences for a big payoff.

  6. RUTH ANN
    Reply

    WHAT A TRAMP!!!WHY WOULD ANYONE GO INTO A DRESSING ROOM WITH ANY MAN WHO WAS
    NOT HER HUSBAND, WOULD SHE HOLD ANY MAN ACCOUNTABLE?? OR JUST TRUMP
    PERSONALLY I DON’T BELIEVE IT.

  7. Iris Kohn Sapovits
    Reply

    Enough of the BS. Leave the man alone and go on with life. He was the best president in my lifetime. Promises made and Promises kept. America First before foreign countries. Less taxpayer money to NATO, ending payments to WHO, who has worked against us. Paris Climate Accord is crap. US is responsible for less emissions them all developed courtiers. If you want to reduce carbon emissions, end private flights.
    Commercial flights only. No flight with less then 40 people on board. Iran deal was and is a fiasco. Covid relief packages that funds probably trillions to foreign countries that mean nothing to us. Covid was also a man made disaster, supported by the dam democrats. Americas have been duped.

    Unions dumb enough to support Joe and Hoe have already lost over 10,000 jobs and counting. Every job lost means other business also will lose jobs.

    Any body see gas prices since January 20th, As of yesterday, up 80 cents a gallon. This is only the beginning.

    When will Joe have to answer to all charges, sexual and theft of funds and being in bed with he enemy.

  8. Patty
    Reply

    Here we go again! It’s the same thing that happened to Brett Kavanaugh. If this woman was really raped, why would she wait so long to make her accusations? This is just all political by someone paying her big money. I sure wish there could be an honest investigation into these women’s allegations. They just make it that much harder for women who really were attacked and abused. Thanks so much Miz Carroll.

  9. Helen Cox
    Reply

    I do not believe it took ALL these years to come forward to take President Trump to court. You people are pathetic trying to do all you can to make him look bad.
    Shame and God is watching and listening.

  10. Robert Messmer
    Reply

    The defamation suit is from 2019 so yes it was timely filed. However since the truth is a positive defense against defamation I would think that she would have to prove her claim that Donald Trump raped her in the mid-1990s. That could be rather hard to do unless she has a police report, lab test, something from when the event supposedly occurred that proves that he did indeed rape her. In that case yes he lied and maybe defamed her.

  11. HELGA
    Reply

    THAT SOUNDS VERY UNLIKELY! DONALD TRUMP, UNLIKE BILL CLINTON, IS NOT A SEXUAL PREDATOR.
    TRUMP IS ANYTHING BUT STUPID. HE WAS PREPARING FOR A POSSIBLE ROLE AS PRESIDENT AND WATCHED HIS EVERY MOVE. THEY CAN’T GET HIM ON ANYTHING. NOT EVEN TAX RETURNS. HE ALWAYS DID WHAT THE LAW ALLOWED HIM TO DO.

    THIS IS A POLITICAL WITCH HUNT, AND THAT WOMAN IS TRYING TO CASH IN ON IT BY PROMOTING HER BOOK.
    SOME PEOPLE JUST HAVE NO SHAME!

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