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Rape Allegation: Carroll Sues Trump Again

Status: 11/24/2022 10:24 pm

American author Carroll has sued former US President Trump again and is seeking damages. She accused him of raping her in a supermarket in the mid-1990s. Trump has repeatedly denied the allegations.

American columnist E. Jean Carroll is suing former President Donald Trump over rape allegations. Carroll’s attorneys sought damages, among other things, in a personal injury and reputational damage complaint filed in Manhattan court. The 78-year-old alleged that Trump sexually assaulted her in 1995 at a New York department store.

A new law that took effect Thursday in New York state now allows for a new lawsuit. By law, alleged rape victims can sue the accused for damages, regardless of the statute of limitations. So far, he has only been able to sue the former president for defamation, as the alleged offense is legal.

Trump: She’s “absolutely lying”

Both Carroll and Trump have been in court on defamation charges since 2019. Trump has previously denied the allegations, which a former Elle columnist called “absolutely false.” He added: “She’s not my type.” He also alleged that he wanted to sell his new book.

Carroll later sued Trump for defamation by portraying him as a liar. In October, Trump was required to testify under oath at the hearing. However, the trial was halted by an appeals court as the justices needed to clarify whether Trump is protected from legal consequences for statements he made during his presidency from 2017 to 2021.

Since then, Trump has managed to delay the process several times. Trump’s lawyer, Alina Hubba, told AFP that she respects and admires the people speaking out. However, the case “unfortunately represents a misuse of the law that sets a serious precedent and risks discrediting real victims”.

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Carroll went silent for more than 20 years before launching in 2019 – spurred by a 2017 release. The #MeToo movement Wrote her story in a book – against violence against women.