June 2, 2023

E. Jean Carroll as we speak repeated in courtroom her allegation that Donald Trump raped her as her lawsuit went to trial in New York Metropolis: “”I am right here as a result of Donald Trump raped me, and once I wrote about it, he stated it did not occur. He lied and shattered my status, and I am right here to attempt to get my life again.”

In different developments, the decide stated Trump made an “completely inappropriate” on-line assertion in regards to the trial and warned the previous president’s attorneys that he may convey extra authorized issues upon himself. As courtroom was about to start Wednesday, Trump — who has not attended to this point — posted on his social media platform that the case “is a made-up rip-off.”

The civil trial may discover Trump financially chargeable for the claimed conduct, which Carroll stated came about in a division retailer dressing room within the Nineties. Trump denies the allegation, however has stated peculiar and incriminating issues about Carroll, together with mistakenly figuring out her as his spouse in a deposition after publicly providing that she wasn’t “his kind”.

Carroll, a author, was fired by Elle journal after going public together with her accusation.

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