Judge rules woman who accused Trump of rape can proceed with defamation suit - 2020-08-07
The ruling allows the case to go forward without waiting for a decision from an appeals court on a separate, similar suit.
Carroll, a longtime advice columnist, claimed in her 2019 book "What Do We Need Men For?" that Trump sexually assaulted her in the dressing room of a Bergdorf Goodman department store in Manhattan in the mid-1990s.
Carroll filed the defamation lawsuit in November after the president denied the allegations, saying he's never met her despite there being photos of them together.