Former President Donald Trump could be ousted next month in a defamation suit brought by author E. Jean Carroll. She accused Trump of sexually abusing her in a New York City department store in the 1990s.
A filing Friday by Carroll’s attorneys in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York revealed that Trump is to be ousted on October 19.
According to the filing, Carroll himself is to be deposed by Trump’s lawyers on October 14.
Earlier this week, Trump’s lawyers filed a petition seeking a stay of the case. Friday’s filing was in response to the same request that judges in the case reject Trump’s motion.
In a memoir published in 2019,Trump sexually assaulted her in the dressing room of the Bergdorf Goodman department store. While in office, Trump denied the allegations, alleging that Carroll was “utterly lying,” and that “she’s not like me.” This prompted Carroll to file a defamation suit in November 2019.
In October 2021, a federal judge in New York ruled that Trump was not spared from Carroll’s trial. However, last week,That the Justice Department may be able to protect Trump from trial because he was an employee of the government when he was prosecuted, and federal employees are protected from lawsuits related to their work.
Also this month, Carroll’s lawyers indicated in a letter thatCarroll’s lawyers against Trump under New York’s new Adult Survivors Act also indicated they may want to combine the sexual battery suit with a defamation suit.
Under the new law – between November 24 and November 23, 2023 this year – accused can file a civil suit alleging sexual misconduct, regardless of the alleged misconduct.
In Friday’s filing, Carroll’s legal team also indicated that they could reach Trump’s son-in-law and former senior White House adviser Jared Kushner because, according to his lawyers, he is one of six people Trump has met. talked about Carol. or alleged event.
“The defendant identified his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as one of only six people with whom the defendant ever spoke about the plaintiff or this action,” the filing reads. “We have requested the addresses and employers of Mr. Kushner and other five witnesses – information that the defendant must disclose under Local Civil Rule 26.3(c)(3) – on six occasions since August 23. Respondent’s counsel repeatedly- Bar has dodged our request, writing recently that they have ‘reached out to the appropriate parties and are still working to obtain this information.'”
In the book, Carroll claims that she walked up to Trump at the department store and asked him for advice about gifts for “a girl.” Carroll claimed that they eventually ended up in the lingerie department where Trump forced her into a dressing room.
He wrote, “As soon as the dressing room door closes, he pounces on me, pushes me against the wall.”
“He grabs both of my arms and pushes me against the wall a second time, and when I realize how big he is, he grabs me against the wall by his shoulder and puts his hand under my coat. Jammed and pulled my tights down,” he wrote.