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Trump Says Alleged Rape Victim Can’t Sue Him in New York

Donald Trump on Jan. 3.
Donald Trump on Jan. 3.Photographer: Marco Bello/Bloomberg
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President Donald Trump asked a New York judge to throw out an advice columnist’s lawsuit accusing him of defamation after he denied her claim that he raped her in a department store dressing room two decades ago.

E. Jean Carroll, who went public with her allegation against Trump in a June magazine article, can’t sue the president in New York because the statements at issue were all made in Washington, his lawyer said in a New York state court filing Friday.