Trump Faces E. Jean Carroll’s Swimsuit Accusing Him of Rape Amid Authorized Onslaught

Ms. Carroll’s attorneys face a special problem, stated Ilann M. Maazel, a lawyer who final fall represented a lady awarded $10 million in a Manhattan Supreme Courtroom trial after she sued the Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis, accusing him of raping her.

Mr. Maazel stated protection attorneys usually attempt to undermine victims’ credibility by saying they didn’t resist or attempt to escape, or that they didn’t go to the police. However Mr. Maazel famous that the victims usually really feel concern, disgrace and even denial.

“There are such a lot of causes survivors don’t come ahead, however it doesn’t change the truth that they had been assaulted,” he stated.

Roberta A. Kaplan, a lawyer for Ms. Carroll, and Joseph Tacopina, a lawyer for Mr. Trump, every declined to remark. However in latest court docket papers, they summed up their instances this fashion:

“Trump’s sexual assault has prompted Carroll to undergo lasting psychological harms, lack of dignity and intimate relationships, and invasion of her privateness,” Ms. Carroll’s attorneys wrote.

Furthermore, they stated, Mr. Trump’s Fact Social posting in October defamed her by damaging her fame and inflicting her emotional {and professional} hurt.

Mr. Trump’s attorneys, of their abstract, level to the shortage of eyewitnesses or photographic or video proof, “which isn’t shocking,” they are saying, “since this alleged incident by no means occurred.”

They accuse Ms. Carroll of constructing her rape allegation “to promote a e-book and for political causes.” If Mr. Trump doesn’t testify, the end result of Ms. Carroll’s case could rely on how she stands as much as cross-examination.