Trump responds to E. Jean Carroll defamation lawsuit after decide denies delay: ‘A hoax and a lie’ – #information
Former President Trump responded after a federal decide ordered him to take a seat for a deposition within the defamation lawsuit filed by author E. Jean Carroll, who alleges Trump raped her within the Nineteen Nineties and harmed her fame when he denied the allegation.
“E. Jean Carroll just isn’t telling the reality, is a girl who I had nothing to do with, didn’t know, and would have no real interest in figuring out her if I ever had the prospect,” Trump mentioned Wednesday in an e-mail to his supporters.
In his assertion, Trump referred to as the lawsuit a “full con job” and denied ever figuring out who Carroll was, regardless of her producing a photograph of them having met at an occasion.
“I don’t know this girl, don’t know who she is, apart from it appears she acquired an image of me a few years in the past, along with her husband, shaking my hand on a reception line at a celeb charity occasion,” the previous president wrote. “She fully made up a narrative that I met her on the doorways of this crowded New York Metropolis Division Retailer and, inside minutes, ‘swooned’ her.”
“It’s a Hoax and a lie, similar to all the opposite Hoaxes which were performed on me for the previous seven years,” he added.
Trump later described the girl as not his “kind” and pointed to alleged discrepancies in her account throughout her look on CNN.
“She has no concept what day, what week, what month, what yr, or what decade this so-called ‘occasion’ supposedly occurred,” the previous president mentioned.
He contended: “The rationale she doesn’t know is as a result of it by no means occurred, and he or she doesn’t wish to get caught up with particulars or info that may be confirmed incorrect. When you watch Anderson Cooper’s interview along with her, the place she was selling a extremely crummy e-book, you will note that it’s a full Rip-off. She modified her story from starting to finish, after the industrial break, to go well with the needs of CNN and Anderson Cooper.”
The disposition was resumed after U.S. District Choose Lewis Kaplan rejected a request by Trump’s authorized group that his testimony be delayed.
“She is suing me on quite a few frivolous circumstances, similar to this one, and the courtroom system does nothing to cease it. Now all I’ve to do is undergo years extra of authorized nonsense with a purpose to clear my title of her and her lawyer’s phony assaults on me,” Trump concluded within the e-mail.
The previous president appeared to additionally counsel the lawsuit was related to derailing his political profession. His deposition is scheduled for October 19.
Fox Information’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.