Jean Carroll's complaint alleges that some 27-year-old jokes between her and the mogul about trying on lingerie in a New York department store “gave a dark spin” when he “forced her against the fitting room wall, pinned her down and raped her”
Donald Trump, former US president (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)
Demands are piling up for former US president Donald Trump after journalist Elizabeth Jean Carroll sued him this Thursday for assault for an event in the 1990s that It took place in the changing rooms of a New York store where, according to the complainant, the tycoon sexually abused her.
It is not the first lawsuit that Carroll has filed against Trump, since there is already a lawsuit pending since 2019 in a Manhattan court accusing him of defamation, after the former president not only denied the facts of the alleged sexual assault, but also tried to ridicule it. .
For this defamation lawsuit, Trump already declared in October, asserting that it is nothing more than“a witch hunt” against him, as well as a strategy Carroll's advertising to sell more copies of his book 'What do we need men for?', in which he recounts that episode.
E. Jean Carroll accuses Trump of having raped her in the mid-1990s
This Thursday, Carroll filed the complaint for assault on the same day that a law that nullifies the law came into effect in New York the limitation period of one year to denounce this type of crimes of a sexual nature.
The lawsuit includes a new one for defamation after Trump insisted last month after testifying under oath on social media that Carroll is “not telling the truth” and that the alleged sexual assault never happened because < b>“this woman is not my type.”
However, Carroll's complaint claims that approximately 27 years agosome jokes between her and Trump about trying on lingerie when they met in a luxury department store on Fifth Avenue in New York “took a dark turn” when he forced her against the wall of the changing room, pinned her down and raped her ” .
Trump has repeatedly delayed suing for defamation thanks to his time in the White House, since he claimed that the president of the United States cannot be sued in the exercise of his functions if the facts have to do with his position. In September, a federal appeals court ruled partially in his favor, ruling that he was under legal protection.
Donald Trump announced this month that he will run for president again in the 2024 presidential election (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)
However, that same court asked its highest instance, the District of Columbia court, to decide whether those comments were protected. Now, Carroll's new lawsuit is based on statements, similar to those of then, from a month ago on his social networks, so he could not avail himself of this legal protection as he is no longer president of the United States.
This new complaint adds to the long list of legal problems facing Trump as he tryes to get back to the White House. Ahead of him is an investigation into the misuse of confidential documentation, another into pressure in the state of Georgia to find evidence to support his theories of electoral rigging, tax fraud in the Trump Organization and the case about his responsibility in the insurrection on January 6 at the Capitol.
(With information from EuropaPress)
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