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Trump testifies in defamation lawsuit brought by ex-columnist

Trump testifies in defamation lawsuit brought by ex-columnist

Carroll alleges that she was sexually assaulted by Mr. Trump in the fitting room of a convenience store in the mid-1990s.

On Wednesday, Carroll’s lawyers were able to question Mr. Trump about the allegations as well as about comments he made in 2019 when the story first emerged publicly.

No details have yet been released about the conduct of Mr. Trump’s testimony.

We are delighted that today, on behalf of our clients, we were able to obtain the testimony of Donald Trump. We cannot comment furtherin a company press release Kaplan Hecker and Fink.

Donald Trump has described Carroll’s allegations as a prank Based on He lies.

His lawyers did their best to delay the recording of his testimony for years in this case, which was brought while he was still president. Last week, a federal judge rejected a petition from the Trump camp seeking a new delay. The judge ruled that he could no longer do so Extension of waiting for a complainant to seek relief for very serious allegations.

Mr. Trump’s lawyers did not respond to requests for comment on his testimony on Wednesday.

Trump’s lawyers were due to question Carroll last Friday. None of the lawyers on either side responded to questions about making this statement.

It was not revealed whether Donald Trump’s statements were given in person or remotely via video. He was in Florida on Wednesday as the lawsuit was unfolding in New York court.

The limitation period has expired

Everything Donald Trump said during his testimony could be used as evidence in a possible civil trial. He has never faced any criminal charges in connection with Mrs. Carroll’s allegations.

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This fee is completely unlikely because the statute of limitations has long since expired.

The statute of limitations also applies to civil lawsuits related to sexual misconduct, which is why Ms Carroll has chosen to sue Mr. Trump for defamation over his 2019 comments in which he denied wrongdoing.

E. Jane Carroll claims that Mr. Trump’s comments have damaged his reputation as well as undermined his credibility and image.

However, other civil lawsuits against Mr. Trump can be brought by the Carroll camp since elected officials in New York have given a one-year period for any plaintiff to bring a civil lawsuit over acts of a sexual nature that have expired. This eligibility period must begin at the end of November.

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According to Mrs. Carroll’s account, she found Mr. Trump in a store Bergdorf Goodmanopposite Trump Tower, at 5e av. At the time, she was hosting a TV show called Advice Ask I Jin.

She recounts that the two had a friendly conversation while she was trying to help him find a gift. But when they were briefly alone in the fitting room, Donald Trump allegedly raped her.

In a recent statement, Mr. Trump reiterated that this is true Complete scam.

I don’t know this woman, I have no idea who she is, other than that she looks like a picture of me many years ago with her husband, shaking hands at a useful event.Mr. Trump argued.