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Judge Has Stern Words for Trump at E. Jean Carroll Hearing

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  • The judge presiding over Trump’s E. Gene Carroll case has issued harsh words to the former president.
  • Judge Louis Kaplan appeared unhappy that Trump had not decided who would represent him in the new lawsuit.
  • Trump “knew for months this was coming,” Kaplan said.

Judge issued harsh words to former President Donald Trump at writer E. Gene Carroll’s status conference on Tuesday defamation lawsuit.

Carroll is suing Trump for unspecified damages in the Southern District of New York, claiming that denying the rape allegations damaged her reputation. In an excerpt from her memoir published in New York Magazine in June 2019, Carroll said Trump raped her in her Goodman locker room in Bergdorf in the fall of 1995 or the spring of 1996. I claimed. Carol, she said, was not his “type”.

New York federal judge Louis A. Kaplan, who is presiding over the case, called lawyers representing Carroll and Trump on Tuesday to discuss the upcoming schedule and the second filing Carroll plans to file against Trump later this week. We discussed lawsuits.

E. Jean Carroll

E. Gene Carroll in court in New York in a defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump on March 4, 2020.

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Alina Habba, one of Trump’s lawyers, said she wasn’t even sure if she would be hired to represent Trump in a second lawsuit.Kaplan said it was time to make a decision.

“Our current litigation client, Mr. Hubba, has known this was coming for months.

Lawyers for Trump and Carroll declined to comment when contacted by an insider after Tuesday’s meeting.

In a court filing last week, Carroll’s attorney, Roberta Kaplan (unaffiliated with Judge Kaplan), said a new law in New York would temporarily allow sexual assault lawsuits to be filed over Thanksgiving. , said her client plans to file a second lawsuit against Trump. When the statute of limitations has expired. The second lawsuit includes a battery complaint and a second defamation complaint for comments Trump made about Carroll in October of this year. Carroll’s first lawsuit, filed in November 2019, addressed his denials shortly after her article was published.

In a call Tuesday, Roberta Kaplan said Trump’s lawyers were aware of his intentions to file the lawsuit for the second time since August.

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