The writer, who claims former President Donald Trump raped her in the Bergdorf Goodman locker room in 1994, plans to sue him under the New York Survivors Act.
E. Jean Carroll, who is already suing Trump for defamation, notified the judge overseeing the case of her intention to sue as soon as the law allows it, on November 24.
A newly enacted law allows victims of s*xual assault to sue their alleged att*ckers for a period of one year, which suspends the statute of limitations.
“While we recognize that it is rare to see an opponent or a judge who has not yet filed a lawsuit, we wanted Your Majesty to be aware of (Carroll’s) the expected lawsuits,” wrote lawyer Robert Kaplan.
Manhattan Federal Court Judge Lewis Kaplan was informed in August by Carroll of his intention to sue Trump under the new law. The documents were released to the public on Tuesday night.
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Carrol, a former advisory columnist, changed her mind about wanting to remove the former president in line with recent court cases. In February, she said she only wanted a sample of Trump’s DNA to be compared with the semen collected from the dress she wore during the alleged assault.
A new urge to topple Trump comes after he “barely participated” in the trial, Carroll’s lawyer. says Robert Kaplan.
“Although we met and consulted with (Trump’s) attorney on July 21-22 to better understand (Trump’s) position, his answers remained unclear,” Kaplan wrote in the legal papers.
“To be clear, the deposition of (Trump) does not have to take very long – what (Carroll) is trying to understand at this point is (Trump’s) theory of matters and the facts behind it before the discovery is complete.”
Carroll filed a libel lawsuit against Trump in 2019 after calling her a liar at a press briefing at the White House when she first accused him of rape. The then-president said Carroll was “not my type” when asked about the alleged s*xual assault.
Biden’s Justice Department tried to defend Trump in a lawsuit because he spoke out as president. The Second Court of Appeals has yet to decide whether the Department of Justice can replace Trump.
The Justice Department’s legal stance was not to defend what Carroll accused Trump of, but the president’s right to be protected from lawsuits.
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