Trump Deposition In Rape Accuser’s Slander Suit Can Proceed

  • Former President Donald Trump lost his bid to delay a defamation suit by a woman who claims he raped her in the 1990s, all but assuring that he will be deposed by his accuser’s lawyers next week.
  • A Manhattan federal judge on Wednesday ruled that Trump’s recent victory in a preliminary appeal wasn’t sufficient reason to put on hold the suit by New York columnist E. Jean Carroll. That means Trump’s Oct. 19 deposition will go forward as scheduled.
  • US District Judge Lewis Kaplan wrote that he believed Trump ultimately would lose his appeal, and that allowing long-delayed depositions and the exchange of evidence in the meantime would not create an “undue burden” on Trump.
  • He said further delays were a “serious concern” given how long the case had already been pending and how long the next round of the appeal could take.
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