Trial Against Trump Via E Jean Carrol Ordered To Move Forward In NY

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New York state just introduced a new law that lifts the limit on sexual abuse crimes. It allows adults to prosecute those who molested them a number of years earlier. That means author E. Jean Carroll was free to press a lawsuit against Donald Trump for allegedly raping the former columnist. And there is an update on the status of the case.

The New York Adult Survivors Act went into effect in November, allowing people to file sexual assault lawsuits in cases where the statute of limitations had ended.

The writer claimed that Trump raped her in the dressing room of a Manhattan downtown women’s fine clothing store. And now Judge Kaplan has agreed to Carroll’s suggested April 10, 2023 trial date in a second lawsuit, The USA Today newspaper reported:

‘Her lawyers asked Kaplan to delay the scheduled Feb. 6 trial date in the defamation lawsuit and try the two cases together starting on April 10.’

The previous president accused her of lying, saying “she’s not my type.” That was when Carroll sued him for defamation of character, according to The Business Insider. 

Just after midnight on Thanksgiving, when the new law went into effect, Carroll filed the second suit against the previous president. This one accused the former president of “battery and defamation.”

Carroll’s Substack account,  “Ask E Jean,” includes a downloadable version of Jean’s complaint. It reads:

‘Dearest friends, tonight, a few minutes after midnight, we filed the rape suit against the former president. The new suit may ruin the former president’s Thanksgiving, but it will be nourishing to every woman who’s ever been grabbed, groped, harassed, pinched, prodded, assaulted, smeared or dragged through the mud by a powerful man.’

 

These two cases will be closely watched.


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