June 2, 2023

Donald Trump, sued by author E. Jean Carroll, has chosen to not take the stand at his civil trial in New York. Carroll claimed he raped her in a division retailer dressing room and later defamed her in his public denial. Decide Lewis Kaplan gave him till 5 p.m. Sunday to say he’d present. The trial now goes to closing arguments as we speak, each side having already offered their instances.

Trump’s attorneys mentioned final week that their shopper won’t testify and that they aren’t placing on any witnesses — a place lawyer Joe Tacopina reiterated on the finish of courtroom Thursday when he rested their case. He advised the choose that he’d spoken to Trump earlier that day and that the previous president had waived his proper to testify. Trump, nonetheless, advised reporters on a golf course in Eire final week that he was “going again to New York” due to the case.

Feels like he wished to do it and it needed to be defined to him what a very unhealthy thought it might be. The perfect proof towards him was his personal videotaped deposition, in spite of everything, wherein he was content material to double-down on his previous remarks boasting of sexual assault and misidentified Carroll as his then-wife Marla Maples after having earlier claimed she wasn’t his “sort.”

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