Former President Donald Trump, never one to take an allegation lying down, has lashed out at another accuser.
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This time it is regarding a woman who has stated Trump raped her in the 1990s.
The judge in a civil case brought by E. Jean Carroll released testimony on January 13 that Trump gave in a deposition in October. Donald Trump called Carrol a “nut job” in the more than five-hour-long video.
Donald Trump Steadfastly Denies Wrongdoing
Carroll, who was a columnist for Elle magazine, claimed Trump raped her in a department store in the mid-1990s.
Trump stated that Carroll is engaging in a “hoax” and “complete scam” to promote a “really crummy book.”
Trump has threatened to sue Carroll and her attorney for defamation.
In turn, the complainant also filed a defamation lawsuit against Trump that the judge refused to throw out. So now Trump faces a trial for sexual abuse and defamation that is scheduled for April 17.
The Accusations Started with the Plaintiff’s Book
Carrol has a 2019 book in which she claimed Trump met her in a department store when she agreed to help him pick out a gift for a friend.
Donald Trump then allegedly conducted the sexual assault against Carroll in a dressing room.
Trump Claims the Accuser Is Mentally Ill
In the deposition, Trump claimed that Carroll is “sick, mentally sick.”
In 2019, Trump said that the plaintiff was not Trump’s “type.” This was Trump’s initial reaction to the book when it came out.
In the deposition, Donald Trump said that Carroll stated in a CNN interview, without evidence, that the accuser enjoyed rape.
“She actually indicated that she loved it. Okay? She loved it until commercial break,” Trump said. “In fact, I think she said it was sexy, didn’t she? She said it was very sexy to be raped. Didn’t she say that?”
Carroll’s lawyer then asked Donald Trump if her client “loved being assaulted by you?” Trump deflected the question by again saying that “I think she said that rape was sexy – which it’s not, by the way.”
The Jury Probably Won’t Like This
Donald Trump again has shown he is unhinged and emotionally desperate with his rejoinders.
The deposition will likely display to a jury that his insults show he is not taking the charges seriously. Carroll will seek to remind the court that Donald Trump has damaged her beyond repair after the alleged assault.
The Plaintiff Recounts Damages to Her Reputation
“I lost my job. I’m looked at as a woman who’s untrustworthy, looked at now as a woman who can’t be believed. I’m looked at as a woman who was stupid and dumb enough to have happen to her what happened to her,” Carroll said in her own deposition.
Would Trump Take the Stand?
It doesn’t look like Carroll will settle with Trump as the case heads to trial. The former president may have to take the stand in court, which would be an explosive moment if the judge allows video cameras into the courtroom. Carroll’s attorney has not revealed the amount of money the victim wants. Carroll is suing under New York’s Adult Survivor’s Act, which allows a victim to file a complaint years after an alleged sexual assault takes place.
Purported Lack of Evidence
Donald Trump has decried the accusations of being without evidence in previous statements. “No pictures? No surveillance? No video? No reports? No sales attendants around?” he asked.
But the deposition has shown that Trump has insulted the alleged victim, and this may not endear him to the jury. This is by far the most serious allegation against Trump in a myriad of legal woes against him. It will be interesting to see the legal strategy that Carroll embarks on as the case develops.
The plaintiff could bring in an expert witness to claim that Trump’s denials are evidence the former president is suffering from mental health issues. Trump, on the other hand, is likely to deny such a state and appeal any verdict coming from a jury if the case goes to trial.
Author Expertise and Experience: Serving as 19FortyFive’s Defense and National Security Editor, Dr. Brent M. Eastwood is the author of Humans, Machines, and Data: Future Trends in Warfare. He is an Emerging Threats expert and former U.S. Army Infantry officer. You can follow him on Twitter @BMEastwood. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and Foreign Policy/ International Relations.
Donald J. Plump
January 16, 2023 at 10:14 pm
LOCK HIM UP!!
January 17, 2023 at 1:17 am
So she levels the complaint after she wrote the book. Got it.
You know what that is? Salesmanship. She picks a big name everyone knows and makes up a story to give credibility to her claim. She needs the book to do well since she’s unemployed.
I don’t believe this lady.
January 17, 2023 at 2:29 am
Plaintiff Carroll must obtain a DNA sample from Defendant donald j. trump, to compare with the DNA trump left on her dress the day of trump’s sexual assault against Plaintiff Carroll.
January 17, 2023 at 8:44 pm
No chain of evidence. Does not matter if it is covered with his DNA.
January 18, 2023 at 9:34 am
Just another Trump smear article. Brent M. eastwood is desparate for clicks and publishes subpar evidence less crap to sooth the sheep. This pathetic excuse for journalism is so beyond old. MAGA!!
January 18, 2023 at 1:13 pm
…. and it is supposedly from 30 YEARS AGO! Bull Sh*t make the grass grow green. Even the idea of a Judge accepting this case shows how political our judiciary branch has become. Sick person, sick judge, sick system.
January 18, 2023 at 2:54 pm
Another pathetic Eastwood diatribe against Trump.
This site sucks. Who writes your checks, kiddo? The DNC? You have such a massive rage for a man who isn’t even president any more. Sad.
Non Spineless Woman
January 18, 2023 at 5:07 pm
Yes there are sick men out there who rape and torture women.
Personally I am sick of all these dumb women who are so spineless as to not make a stink when they are supposedly harrassed/accosted/raped or what ever their issue is. If it did not happen today, then SHUT UP because most people know you are lying. These women who wait more than 10 minutes to call police/go to hospital are the reason some real attacks and are not taken seriously. The same women who waited for years to say that Bill Cosby attacked them..they just waited til he was RICH. No one I know is dumb enough to go to some mans hotel room, accept a drink from anyone, take pills given to them by someone other than a Dr. Too bad there is not a cure for greed and stupidity.
January 18, 2023 at 11:32 pm
This WRITER A REAL JERK,
January 19, 2023 at 10:38 am
I believe this woman. Trump has showed time and again tha he has no respect for women.
January 19, 2023 at 3:23 pm
After all that we have witnessed in the last ten years about Donald, it appears to me that he is bona fide psychopath.
January 19, 2023 at 4:29 pm
it sad that women will there lies
s just because they dont like trump and most of them are after m0ney
January 19, 2023 at 4:44 pm
Brent Eastwood is apparently a very gullible and easily fooled man, to believe this decades-old accusation hook, line and sinker. Perhaps he is also interested in a bridge in Brooklyn that I have for sale…
January 19, 2023 at 7:27 pm
Dang 1945. I had hopes for ya. Just a rag. Ill move on
January 19, 2023 at 8:03 pm
Wow! So Trump, or any man, is vile if they attempt to tell their side of the story. Instead of writing a book. It might have been better to make these accusations, uh, maybe 30 years ago? We get it. You hate Trump. So he is automatically, and always wrong in your mind. But that doesn’t make it so. You will, of course. write a full retraction should Trump prove to be right?
January 20, 2023 at 1:55 am
I agree that too much time has elapsed for this to go anywhere. Having said that, with Trump’s track record with women (just for starters) I believe wholeheartedly that he is exactly what Beverly A. above suggested–he is a psychopath. That is just one of several other DSM diagnoses that easily apply to him. He hasn’t got the intelligence to enjoy his ill gotten gains far from the public eye. It is imperative that this &^%(* deviant be banished from politics, and that government and the voters realize that electing a President is an action that may well impact the entire world. I think we are lucky that we eluded a very negative fate on this egomaniac’s first go-round with the Presidency. We are so fortunate that we live in a country that values integrity, and the value of positive ambition that may benefit us all. But we also have a duty—a duty that so many in the world wish they could have- to elect a President who will lead with honesty, integrity, and a genuine desire to make decisions that benefit the whole country. No, we will never again likely see an Abraham Lincoln, or even a naive, patriotic country boy like Nathan Hale, but it is incumbent upon each of us to study the facts of Trump’s Presidency with a reasoned eye, and vow to put our selfish judgments aside and vote for a candidate who represents the belief systems that this great nation was founded upon……May God see us through to reach that goal………
January 20, 2023 at 6:13 am
got to think about this one.
January 20, 2023 at 10:35 am
Why does it seem that examples like supreme court sexual accusations, and others are aimed at Republican candidates running for office? Are the people involved with this trying to play the blame game to omit a Presidential candidate? Time after time we’ve seen Phony accusations aimed at eliminating a president, and presidential candidate. Wow, all I can say is republicans must be horny people when they run for office. There doesn’t seem to be democrats with these issues. They must be angels, right? LOL, who knows? In this country you are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Well, we know how that works! You are guilty until proven innocent and if you are proven innocent you are sometimes guilty to the public. In this case Former President Trump is set up to lose support no matter if he wins this case or not. The media controls this country. Much like the old Soviet Union in the past. Many people believe the media. Unfortunately, the days of truthful news like Walter Cronkite are long gone. That is sad.
Many of you reading this probably think I’m a Trump supporter. Actually my pick for 2024 would be Govenor Desantos. He’s young and has common sense ideas. He is strong. Well, I’ve said enough. Have a great day.
January 20, 2023 at 10:44 am
Well we know Trump won his lawsuit against Stormy Danials. $500K in damages. This lady is no different. She is the Physco. Wake up sheep you’re headed down a path to destroy America. Everything the left has been accusing Trump of, is exactly what they have or are doing. Trump has done more for America and the World than any other President. This article is just another attempt to discredit a man who they cannot find any corruption. You want corruption look at the Hunter Biden Lap top, and the Secret documents stored in Biden’s Garage, where Hunter has complet access to. So much more.
January 20, 2023 at 3:10 pm
I’m not feeling a lot of love here Brent. Your type of “journalism” has become so obviously biased that it would be laughable except that it reminds me of the old USSR news media. Maybe it’s time to find alternate employment.
January 20, 2023 at 6:45 pm
For the last 3 very expensive years the public was bombarded a fraud panel called 1/6, a political hack job resulting in a nuff’n for the kangaroo court…This court is now sweating the new congress lead by the R’s, demands for evidence are being met with resistance and fear of discovery for this bunch of political imbeciles out to wreck the rep of DJT…..Trump has them on the ropes, their latest scam, classified docs is also going down the tubes, two tier law is not acceptable in this country, We are not communist….My hope, DJT exonerated and everyone of those scumbags on that 1/6 panel gets sued for defamation……
January 20, 2023 at 10:14 pm
gheesh, for a woman to come back after all these years, while clinton is getting head under the oval office id be fired while at work, so would you, lmao!!!!! follow the money, popotorus , duh follow the money, so did lewinsky!!!, shut up chik!
January 21, 2023 at 3:02 am
Every time Dumpy opens his mouth he confesses to another crime. He is his own worst enemy. “She loved it because she thinks being raped is sexy.” Well, there ya go, if she “loved” being raped by him, then he just admitted he did it. What a moron.
January 21, 2023 at 9:05 am
After all of the dumb things Trump has done, I find in laughable that the his sheep still want to worship him. The man is a fraud, made it with Daddy’s money.
Lots of better choices to lead..
Marilyn E. Davis
January 21, 2023 at 11:08 am
I was on the rail until I read the comment by Dr. Lee. That slipped by me the first time. Yep, he’s a moron.
January 21, 2023 at 2:12 pm
Who was the man that said on tape he goes up to women and grabs them by the pu _ _y?? I think that was trump. Am I not, right?? Do you really believe this man is above raping a woman? When someone tells you who they are, for God’s sake believe them!!
January 21, 2023 at 9:41 pm
DOES ANYONE NOTICE THAT WHATEVER TRUMP GOES TO COURT AGAINST, EVEN AFTER IT IS DROPPED, THEY TAKE HIM TO COURT AGAIN, AND AGAIN, AND AGAIN? TRUMP DOESN’T NEED TO RAPE ANYONE. HE HAS A BEAUTIFUL WIFE AND THEY ARE BOTH LOVED! DOUBLE JEOPARDY, HE IS A CITIZEN AND HAS RIGHTS, TOO! HE SHOULD GET RESTRAINING ORDERS AGAINST ALL THESE DUMB PEOPLE WHO KEEP GOING AFTER HIM.
January 21, 2023 at 9:51 pm
Seems to me this Brent Mommy Limpwoody, is trying to put anything out there, he must be a Democrat.
January 22, 2023 at 7:58 am
This “man” somehow managed to make it through his years in office without getting us involved in a major war, butg he has repeatedly shown his character. He’s been crying like a baby that had his favorite toy taken away, and most definitely encouraged the traitorous revolt on White House grounds, resulting in several men killed! Yes, he did finally ask his supporters to go home, but only after a half hour of whining how the election was stolen from him. I call B/S!!! I believe he is really a dangerously psychotic man with an ego problem a mile wide. He simply lost the election and needs to stand up and take his medicine!
January 22, 2023 at 5:55 pm
All hearsay no facts but it did help sell her Book? So Good Job lady!
January 23, 2023 at 3:26 pm
Vile?…After all the BS that has been heaped on this man and to find that the lies and filth thrown at him are conjured up by the sick machination of political filth….Every time I would read how Trump was going to jail, I would laugh because I knew it was the allegators themselves that needed to be locked up or sent to GITMO….America is split because Trump will swing back and usually connects, is generally exonerated and looking to take down the perp who made up a problem for malice and intent…..I do not love politicians, but Trump has done much and the DIMs pee their pants when he is on the hunt..he is a brash biz man and unafraid to enter into deliberation and smart enough to know from whence he came…..I fear the DIMs have ruined his time line but not his expertise…..
January 24, 2023 at 2:32 pm
Just another example of how far the tyrannical left will go to trash any opposition. I wonder how much they paid her to write the book?
January 25, 2023 at 8:06 pm
trump has done nothing wrong. anyone who wouldnt vote for him are just cowards!
January 26, 2023 at 8:02 am
Lock him what – really … for what when no real crimes with evidence have been committed as not in the case with Obama, VP Biden and esp. Hillary, a walking felon since she was Senator, SoS and candidate.
January 26, 2023 at 9:14 am
And the editor of this article has just proved how much of a left-wing partisan hack he is and not a real journalist by automatically slandering and Donald Trump and not just reporting the facts.
January 26, 2023 at 12:10 pm
The one common theme that comes through in reading many of these comments is that he has been extremely successful in one area, and that is in duping a lot of people. I believe many were initially impressed about his wealth, and that equated to many as success.
Therefore, many believed that whatever he said was fine because he must know what he’s doing, look at the businesses he has, the money he’s made, etc. However, many did not look more critically at the character of the person, how he obtained his wealth, and followers repeatedly seemed to ignore the inconsistencies in his speeches. It’s not hard to think critically, you only have to pay attention to what is being said from day-to-day and ask yourselves questions. Some examples here: COVID was only supposed to, “be just like the flu. It will be over in a few months” – remember that statement? In the meantime, more than 600,000 U.S. citizens lost their lives because he failed to act, and followers did not take it seriously based on his lead. The Affordable Care Act was going to be, “replaced with something much better.” Remember that? Nothing happened. Immigration reform – nothing happened. Tax cuts did happen. Yes, for the top 1% and corporations, of course it did. The so called, “job creators” who used it to enrich themselves and buy back stocks. I can go on and on but I won’t. We have to do better as a nation. We have to require better standards for someone/anyone who wants to hold the highest office in the land. If we do not we will lose our democracy. His presidency is an example of how dictators come to power. I fully understand how Hitler was able to do just that.
January 26, 2023 at 12:55 pm
Just curious why it took 30 years, and a book for this to suddenly become public. What about the statute of limitations? Every state has them but as far as I could see they don’t list the state.
If he did it he needs to be locked up. If not she needs time in a cell.
January 26, 2023 at 3:15 pm
TDS… Trump Derangement Syndrome is now listed as a real mental disorder. Get help people. He cant hurt you. get help for your families sake.
The Old Dog
January 26, 2023 at 4:11 pm
It doesn’t take more than a quick look at the headline, and we observe all we need to know about Brent Eastwood’s flaming bias.
January 26, 2023 at 4:50 pm
Just look at how he acts and talks. He doesn’t belong to be President. Secretly, while he was President I even started to think he was going to pull it off (but I could see he wanted to be a Hitler) and also, he didn’t know how to keep his mouth shut, because no matter what came out of it would probably damage him and down the line the US.
January 26, 2023 at 7:53 pm
Hey eastwood, Hate much?
January 27, 2023 at 8:39 am
all this attention on a real nut case.those supporting his outlandish ideas are crazier than him…it’s difficult to understand why people support such nonsense…his foolishness is liken to satan himself
January 30, 2023 at 2:05 am
Me thinks that if Ms. Carroll loathed Trump so much, she would have brought this accusation against him during his first run for President in order to sabotage his election chances. Or at the minimum, bring the charges during his first term as President. Why does she wait till now, when he’s not president? It sounds like a Leftist strategy to ensure he does not run for president again.
February 1, 2023 at 4:28 pm
THANK YOU FOR WASTING MY TIME!
February 1, 2023 at 4:29 pm
. . . T-W-I-C-E-!
Surrounded By Clowns
February 14, 2023 at 2:05 pm
wow what idiots here – waiting until Cosby was rich – Cosby was rich back in the sixties. Why didn’t she bring charges during Trump’s first term – a sitting president cannot be sued that is why. How come Trumpers are so dumb?