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Donald Trump left his Trump Tower in Manhattan Thursday morning to go to the courthouse on the South Island of New York.

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The defamation trial filed by an author against Donald Trump resumes Thursday in New York in the presence of the former President of the United States -United States who must testify there, on the strength of his victory in the Republican primaries in New Hampshire.

The businessman and political tribune, who is edging closer to a November presidential rematch against Joe Biden, returned to New York on Wednesday evening and left his Trump Tower in Manhattan on Thursday morning to enter the courthouse in the south of the New York island, according to an AFP photographer.

This trial since January 16, a former columnist for the American edition of the magazine Elle has been involved in a civil war., Elizabeth Jean Carroll, 80, to Donald Trump, 77, whom she has already ordered to pay $5 million in civil damages in May 2023 for sexual assault in 1996 and, for the first time, for defamation.

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Donald Trump watches a video of his testimony, January 25, 2024.

Commuting for eight days between his campaign meetings in the states of Iowa and New Hampshire and the federal court in New York, the former tenant of the White House, who dreams of x27;return there and emerges strengthened by his victories in the primaries of January 15 and 23, must testify Thursday to defend himself.

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This hearing was canceled on Monday due to suspicions of COVID-19 of a juror and a lawyer, and postponed several times until this Thursday.

Wednesday evening, on his Truth Social platform, Donald Trump launched no fewer than 37 attacks against his complainant E. Jean Carroll, which he has continued for months to denigrate and insult her by calling her crazy, with a bogus story, which he has never seen in [his] life.

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Writer E. Jean Carroll is on her second trial against Donald Trump.

And this despite a first resounding verdict in May unanimously by a popular jury of the same New York federal civil court, judging him responsible for “sexual assault” and defamation.

This second trial, which is not an appeal hearing, arises from a defamation complaint from the writer and former journalist for of Mr. Trump's statements in June 2019, when she first accused him of rape in a book.

Then President of the United States (from 2017 to 2021), he claimed that someone who was not his type had invented everything to sell a new book. The procedure had been delayed, but this second trial was maintained.

The plaintiff is seeking more than $10 million for moral and professional damages.

Donald Trump is also targeted, in this election year, by four criminal cases.

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