Author E Jean Carroll says Trump is stonewalling over defamation case

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The author suing Donald Trump for defamation after he denied having raped her within the mid-Nineties accused him of stonewalling and making an attempt to keep away from a scheduled deposition as he tries to delay the case indefinitely.

In a letter filed on Friday in federal court docket in Manhattan, a lawyer for E Jean Carroll additionally stated Trump was “mistaken” in arguing that the lawsuit needs to be dismissed altogether as a result of the US authorities, and never he, was the right defendant.

Trump sought to place Carroll’s case on maintain on Wednesday, after the second US circuit court docket of appeals in Manhattan left it to a Washington DC appeals court docket to resolve whether or not Trump acted as president when he branded Carroll a liar in 2019.

A willpower may take months, and a ruling in Trump’s favor may finish Carroll’s defamation case.

“He shouldn’t be permitted to claim on the final minute that he’s entitled to keep away from a deposition as a result of it stays on enchantment,” Carroll’s lawyer Roberta Kaplan wrote. “It may hardly be clearer that defendant hopes to ‘run out the clock’ till he’s elected president once more.“

A lawyer for Trump didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

Kaplan additionally accused Trump of searching for an improper leg up in pre-trial discovery, saying Carroll has turned over 30,469 pages of paperwork and 19 substantive responses to questions over 4 months, whereas Trump has produced eight paperwork and 4 “incomplete” responses.

Carroll sued Trump in November 2019, 5 months after he denied raping her within the mid-Nineties in a Manhattan division retailer dressing room and stated “she’s not my sort”.

The previous Elle journal columnist nonetheless plans to sue Trump for battery and inflicting emotional misery on 24 November.

On that date, Carroll and different accusers get a one-year window to sue over alleged sexual misconduct even when the statute of limitations expired way back below a just lately enacted New York state legislation.


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