(RepublicanDaily.org) – The judge presiding over former President Donald Trump’s civil lawsuit trial over defamation and rape of E. Jean Carroll, an advice columnist, says that the former president’s social media posts may be “damaging” the jury in his case, Business Insider reported.
E. Jean Carroll is an advice columnist who, in a personal memoir, claimed that Trump raped her in a dressing room of a Bergdorf-Goodman department store in New York City during the 90s. Trump, however, denies these allegations, claiming that he has “never met” Carroll.
The judge referred to statements posted to Truth Social where Trump claimed that Carroll’s legal case against him was being financed by a “big political donor” that the lawsuit filers “tried to hide.” Trump also questioned why people would believe that he would take a woman “then aged almost 60” to a small dressing room in a “very crowded department store.” Trump claimed that the story had lots of holes in it because of the fact that he was so well-known at the time. He also stated that should he have been seen with a woman at such a high-end store, at that time, it would have made “big press.”
At the time of the alleged assault, Carroll claimed that she was too disoriented to go to the police. Carroll stated in her memoir that two female friends, both of them journalists, knew about the alleged assault. Carroll did not name these two friends. She claimed in her memoir that one of them had urged her to go to the police with a report about the assault, and pledged to go to the police with her. Carroll claimed that the other of these two friends urged her not to go to the police, claiming that because Trump was wealthy and powerful, his legal teams would “bury” her.
Carroll has since filed a civil lawsuit against Trump in a New York court due to statements Trump made about her being a “liar” for her accusations.
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