Preview Of Trump Sexual Assault Lawsuit Shared In Court


As shared by legal journalist Adam Klasfeld, the team representing E. Jean Carroll has revealed what is apparently a preview of their soon-to-be filed lawsuit against former President Trump directly alleging that he committed sexual assault against Carroll in the 1990s.

Carroll has already brought other litigation against Trump connected to the incident, but it relates to defamation claims covering Donald’s response to Carroll originally sharing her account of what happened. The then-president maligned Carroll’s appearance and connected her comments to a supposed interest in promoting writing she did, in a familiarly antagonistic rebuttal from the now former president. New York state officials have imposed new rules reopening the opportunity for court action by victims of sexual misconduct who would otherwise have been barred from certain avenues of legal relief because of what are known as statutes of limitation. That change was scheduled to take effect before this calendar year drew to a close, and Carroll previously revealed she would be bringing related litigation.

The case will directly accuse Trump of violations of New York state law including first-degree rape and related crimes, although Carroll, if successful, would presumably be set to receive financial recompense rather than seeing the ex-president jailed. Other acts Carroll alleges Trump to have committed include first-degree sexual abuse, sexual misconduct, and forcible touching, all of which are individually distinguished acts under state law. The defamation case is evidently awaiting further action by a federal appeals court in D.C. on the question of whether Trump can benefit from protections available to presidents for statements made while in office. Roberta Kaplan, a lawyer for Carroll, has criticized the decision of the Biden administration’s Justice Department to continue with an argument in favor of protecting Trump, who has sat for questioning in the case, although it’s unclear how that went (including how responsive to questions he actually was).

When questioned for a New York state investigation into his business, Trump infamously refused to provide substantive answers hundreds of times. That investigation has now progressed into a lawsuit alleging years of fraud, and amid that case, the Trump family business is now subject to the supervision of a court-appointed financial monitor, who has supervisory powers over financial statements, asset transfers, and corporate restructuring. Issues she may uncover will be dealt with in court.