Explosive Court Testimony: E. Jean Carroll Alleges Rape and Groping by Donald Trump
- Posted on April 26, 2023
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Former US President Donald Trump is facing a lawsuit filed by E. Jean Carroll, a former American columnist, who alleges that he sexually assaulted and raped her in a Manhattan department store. The trial is not criminal in nature, but the outcome could have implications for Trump's political future as he faces a barrage of legal challenges.
According to Carroll's lawyer, Shawn Crowley, Trump attacked her after asking for advice on buying women's lingerie. "The moment they were inside (the dressing room) everything changed. Suddenly nothing was fun. Trump was almost twice her size," Crowley told the court. Trump has denied the allegations, and his lawyer has argued that Carroll is motivated by money and fame.
Carroll had previously sued Trump for defamation after he denied her allegations in a 2019 interview but was unable to include the rape claim. However, a new law that took effect in November 2022 in New York allowed victims of sexual assault a one-year window to sue their alleged abusers decades after the attacks. Carroll filed a new suit accusing Trump of "forcibly raping and groping" her.
The trial comes at a time when Trump faces several other legal challenges that could impact his potential 2024 presidential run. In December 2022, he faced criminal charges related to a hush-money payment made to adult film star Stormy Daniels, becoming the first sitting or former president to be charged with a crime. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Additionally, Trump is facing investigation over his alleged involvement in the US Capitol attack and his alleged mishandling of classified documents. He is also being investigated for his efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss in Georgia.
Carroll's lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for "significant pain and suffering, lasting psychological and pecuniary harms, loss of dignity and self-esteem, and invasion of her privacy." The outcome of the trial could have implications not just for Trump but for the #MeToo movement and the broader conversation around sexual assault and harassment.
In conclusion, the trial of Donald Trump for alleged rape and defamation by E. Jean Carroll comes amidst a slew of other legal challenges for the former president. The outcome of the trial could have implications for Trump's political future as well as the broader conversation around Sexual assault and harassment.
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