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Judge rules woman who accused Trump of rape can proceed with defamation suit - 2020-08-07

F0.png Judge rules woman who accused Trump of rape can proceed with defamation suit August 7, 2020, J. Edward Moreno, The Hill

A New York State Supreme Court justice on Thursday denied a motion by President Trump asserting absolute immunity in a defamation lawsuit brought by E. Jean Carroll.

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.

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{{cite news | first = J. Edward | last = Moreno | title = Judge rules woman who accused Trump of rape can proceed with defamation suit | url = https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/511010-judge-rules-woman-who-accused-trump-of-rape-can-proceed-with | work = The Hill | date = August 7, 2020 | accessdate = August 31, 2020 }}