E. Jean Carroll lodged a lawsuit against Donald J. Trump, alleging that he raped her, but he was protected by the presidency, and even his personal pit bull, then-Attorney General Bill Barr. That is until a federal judge ruled that Department of Justice attorneys should not be allowed to represent Trump in the lawsuit lodged against him. And now, Trump was soundly defeated by President Joe Biden in both the electoral and popular vote, so the protections he enjoyed while occupying the White House no longer exist.
According to Reuters, E. Jean Carroll’s lawyers are “seeking to depose Trump in the defamation lawsuit that she filed against the former president in November 2019 after he denied her accusation that he raped her at a Manhattan department store in the mid-1990s.”
Trump claimed that he never knew Ms. Carroll and then went on to accuse her of lying to sell her new book, adding: “She’s not my type.” Yeah, that’s so Donald Trump to say that.
On top of that, Carroll plans to be there if Trump is deposed.
“I am living for the moment to walk into that room to sit across the table from him,” Carroll told Reuters. “I think of it every day.”
Trump’s lawyers delayed the case while he was in office and argued that lawsuits could interfere with him serving his duties as president. But, now that argument won’t hold water.
“The only barrier to proceeding with the civil suits was that he’s the president,” Jennifer Rodgers, a former federal prosecutor and now an adjunct professor of clinical law at the New York University School of Law told Reuters.
“I think there will be a sense among the judges that it’s time to get a move on in these cases,” Roberta Kaplan, Carroll’s attorney, told the news outlet.
Ms. Carroll has been relentless on Twitter, dogging the former president before he was banned from the social media site. She’s not letting go because he was suspended, though.
Taxes won’t be the only thing Trump will be
required to turnover.
Coming up: Trump’s DNA sample.https://t.co/jUlPc8dOr2
— E. Jean Carroll (@ejeancarroll) February 22, 2021
A sample of Trump’s DNA could clear the former president over the accusations if he’s innocent, so it doesn’t make sense that he won’t hand it over. Carroll said she still has the dress that he was wearing when Trump allegedly attacked her. “I hung it in my closet,” she said. It sounds like she has the receipts.
You can read the full report here.