Never happened, Never would: Former US president Donald Trump denies raping Ex-magazine columnist
Former USA president Donald Trump has denied sexually assaulting former magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll by stating he never forced himself on a woman to have sex and criticised Carroll by calling her ‘nut job’ and ‘hoax.’
Carroll first sued Trump in 2019 for defamation after he denied raping her, but she filed another lawsuit against Trump in November under a new law that allowed her to sue for battery. She mentioned that October statement that she says was also defamatory.
“But it’s a false accusation. Never happened. Never would,” Trump said while responding to the allegation that he raped Carroll in a New York department story in he mid-1990s. He even called her a ‘nut-job in his testimony.
In his statement, Mr. Trump said that Carroll’s allegations are a ‘con job’ and ‘a big fat hoax’ in his deposition.
Explaining his October statement, Mr. Trump termed it a ‘great statement’ and claimed that he was ‘offended by Carroll’s fake allegations.’ When Carroll’s attorney asked Mr. Trump if he has ever kissed a woman without her consent, Trump testified, “Well, I don’t. I can’t think of any complaints. But no, I mean I don’t think so.”
In response to a question regarding pressuring a woman to engage in sex, Mr. Trump answered ‘no.’ Meanwhile, the judge denied Trump’s request of quashing Carroll’s plea by stating ‘Carroll has sufficiently pleaded.’
“We are pleased though not surprised that Judge Kaplan denied Donald Trump’s motion to dismiss and upheld the constitutionality of New York’s Adult Survivors Act. We look forward to trial in April,” Carroll’s attorney Roberta Kaplan said in a statement.