Bloomberg Law
May 26, 2023, 10:02 PM

Trump Says Jury’s Rape Finding Derails Carroll’s Earlier Suit

Erik Larson
Erik Larson
Bloomberg News

Donald Trump claims a jury finding that he wasn’t liable for raping E. Jean Carrollderails her other pending lawsuit against him.

Trump’s lawyer Alina Habba said in a Friday court filing that she plans to use the argument to urge a judge to throw out Carroll’s 2019 defamation suit before it goes to trial in New York as early as this fall.

A federal jury on May 9 found Trump liable for sexually abusing — but not raping — Carroll in a department store dressing room in 1996, resolving the 2022 civil lawsuit and awarding her $5 million in ...

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