In court, Trump mistook photo of rape declarant Carroll to be his ex-wife
A black and white photograph was shown to the former president during the October 2022 statement
Trump denied sexual harassment of Carroll, said he never pressured anyone
Washington, A new revelation has just emerged in the rape case against Donald Trump by E. magazine columnist Jean Carroll. According to a report by US news channel CNN, during the court hearing, the former president mistakenly confused Carroll, who filed a photo rape complaint, with his ex-wife Marla Maples. Old records show that during his October 2022 statement, Trump saw a black-and-white photo of himself in conversation with several people, including his then-wife Ivana, Carroll and her then-husband. When shown the photo, Trump said, “I don’t know who it is – it’s Marla. It’s Marla, yes, it’s my wife.”
However, according to the transcript, Trump’s lawyer, Alina Habba, stepped in and said, “No, it’s Carroll.” Carroll first sued Trump for defamation in 2019 after he denied the rape allegation. He filed a second lawsuit against Trump in November under a new law. Significantly, Trump denied sexual harassment by Carroll and said he had never pressured a woman to have sex.
When asked if he had ever kissed a woman without her consent, Trump denied. He also refused to touch any woman’s breasts. Also, Carroll’s attorney, Roberta Kaplan, asked Trump if you’ve ever pressured a woman to sleep with you? In response, Trump refused and said that, but some people like your client may be willing to lie.
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FIRST POST: January 20, 2023, 09:52 IST