E. Jean Carroll, Donald Trump’s rape accuser, to file new defamation lawsuit under New York Survivor Law

E. Jean Carroll, the writer who three years ago accused former President Donald Trump of raping her in a department store dressing room, is considering filing a new civil lawsuit against him, a filing shows. filed Thursday by his lawyer. Carroll, a former magazine columnist, plans to sue Trump for defamation over a social media post he posted about her last month in which he called her case “completely stupid.” His suit will be filed next Thursday – not coincidentally, the same day the Adult Survivors Act is due to come into effect. New York law temporarily lifts the statute of limitations on civil lawsuits for adult survivors of sexual assault. Carroll’s claims against Trump date back to the mid-1990s, when she alleges he cornered her in a dressing room at the Bergdorf Goodman department store. (The former president has repeatedly denied the allegations.) “Trump’s underlying sexual assault severely injured Carroll, causing significant pain and suffering, lasting psychological damage, loss of dignity and his private life,” reads a copy of the forthcoming complaint. “His recent defamatory statement only added to the harm Carroll had already suffered.”

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