Donald Trump, trial for alleged rape 25 years ago

The trial for sexual assault against Donald Trump filed by journalist E. Jean Carroll opens today. The former president has to answer for two charges: that for a alleged rape suffered by Carroll midway through from the 1990s and one for defamation for the same story. The trial, which will see the selection of the jury today, without the participation of either the former president or the plaintiff, begins twenty days after the first judicial front that sees Trump under accusation for the undue payment to the porn actress Stormy Daniels.

The story

As early as 2019, when Trump was still president, Carroll recounted in a book that the then businessman locked her in the dressing room of a department store on Fifth Avenue in New York and raped her. Facts that she then told two friends – called to testify in the trial – but which she did not report to the police. Trump dismissed the allegations by saying that Carroll “wasn’t her type”, that everything was “a joke and a lie” and that what the woman was looking for was only free fame for the promotion of a book.

The process

Carroll sued Trump for defamation in 2019, but could not include the statute of limitations rape charge. But a new law took effect in November of last year in New York that gives victims of sexual assault in the state the opportunity to seek justice decades later, with a one-year window to sue their victims. alleged abusers. Carroll’s lawyers then filed a new lawsuit accusing Trump of assault, “when he forcibly raped and groped her.” It also included the defamation charge for a post Trump made on his Social Truth platform where he denied the alleged rape and referred to Carroll in disparaging terms.

The accusation of interference on the 2020 vote

Meanwhile, prosecutor Fanny Willis, who is investigating attempts by Donald Trump and his allies to subvert the results of the 2020 election in Georgia, announced that the decision on the indictment of the former president will be made between July 11 and September 1st.