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E. Jean Carroll sues Donald Trump under new NY law

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Former Elle columnist E. Jean Carroll on Thursday filed a second lawsuit against former President Donald Trump against a new law in New York that allows sexual assault victims to file complaints against adult sexual assault victims. claimed defamation and assault under

New York’s Adult Survivors Act, which went into effect on Thanksgiving, opens a one-year period for adult victims to file claims.

carol sued trump before For defamation over a statement he made in 2019 in which he denied her allegations that he raped her in a Bergdorf Goodman locker room in the 1990s. Her new lawsuit honors statements Trump made last month. He asserted a second claim of defamation.

She also claimed battery because she was trying to hold him accountable for the sexual assaults he had long denied.

“Trump’s underlying sexual assault has left Carroll severely injured, causing severe pain and suffering, causing psychological harm, loss of dignity and invasion of privacy. His recent defamatory remarks , only added to the harm Carol had already suffered,” the lawsuit said.

In a post on his social media platform Truth Social last month, Trump called Carroll’s allegations “hoaxed and false.” “And I shouldn’t say it, but I do. This woman is not my type!” The post was added.

“Trump’s false, insulting and defamatory Oct. 12 remarks about Carroll, and his actual malice in those remarks, were used in response to credible public reports that he sexually assaulted a woman. It is fully consistent with his tried-and-true strategy,” the lawsuit said.

Carroll’s attorney, Roberta Kaplan, has asked the judge hearing the first case to consider the second case a related issue.

Carroll’s first lawsuit remains pending the outcome of the January proceedings in the DC Court of Appeals.

Trump argues that the Justice Department should be substituted as a defendant because he was a federal employee at the time of his alleged defamation remarks and cannot be sued for defamation.

A court of appeals in Washington, DC, which retains jurisdiction over the actions of federal officials and has oral arguments scheduled for January, denied Carroll’s rape allegations and allegedly defamed her. Determine whether Trump was acting in his official capacity as president. If so, this case would be gone.

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Written by Natalia Chi

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