Trump sued by E. Jean Carroll under Adult Survivors Act statute
Donald Trump’s rape prosecutor E. Jean Carroll is suing the former president under a new law that opens a window allowing sexual assault cases years or decades ago to be filed.
Lawyers for Carroll — a columnist for Elle magazine — said last week they would file the battery lawsuit against Trump over the alleged rape in the 1990s under the Adult Survivors Act, which Gov. Kathy Hochul signed into law in May.
The law allows sex abuse victims to pursue claims that previously sat outside the statute of limitations during a year-long window that opened Thursday.
In Carroll’s lawsuit, she alleges she and Trump clashed at a Bergdorf Goodman department store on Fifth Avenue sometime between 1995 and 1996, where the two exchanged jokes before he stormed into a dressing room and assaulted her, the authorities said Thursday filed a lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan.
Once in the dressing room, “Trump lunged at Carroll, pinned her against the wall, banged her head quite hard, and put his mouth on her lips,” the suit claims.
Carroll “shoved him back,” but “he grabbed both of her arms and pinned her against the wall again, banging her head a second time” before removing her pantyhose, the filing says.
Trump then briefly raped Carroll before she was able to free herself after a fight, the newspapers claim.
Afterwards, Carroll told two close friends about the alleged incident – one of whom encouraged her to go to the police. But out of fear, Carroll didn’t come forward with her story until more than two decades later after the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal, the lawsuit states.
Carroll first laid out what allegedly happened in her 2019 book, What Do We Need Men For? — Prompting Trump to publicly call her a liar and describe her allegations as “a complete hoax.”
Carroll sued Trump for defamation in 2019 over his statements about her. This case is still pending.
The new legal window will also be used in two other high-profile cases.
Two of Jeffrey Epstein’s victims sued JPMorgan and Deutsche Bank, claiming the banks turned a blind eye to Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking of young girls because the pedophile financier brought them big profits and other wealthy customers.
Deutsche Bank said the lawsuit was without merit and JPMorgan declined to comment.
Another lawsuit has also been filed against New York Presbyterian Hospital by two women who allege they were sexually assaulted multiple times during their pregnancies by gynecologist-obstetrician Robert Hadden — one in the 1990s and the other in the mid-2010s, according to the Manhattan Supreme Court hearings Thursday.
In October, two hospitals agreed to pay 147 former patients of Hadden $165 million for his sexual abuse and misconduct.
In a statement Friday, Trump’s attorney Alina Habba said: “While I respect and admire individuals who come forward, this case unfortunately constitutes an abuse of the purpose of this law that sets a terrible precedent and risks jeopardizing the credibility of the actual victim.” to delegitimize.”
A lawyer for the hospital did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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