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Trump Says He’ll Sue Rape Accuser Over Her Defamation Suit

  • E. Jean Carroll filed a ‘bad faith’ complaint, Trump alleges
  • Carroll argues Trump defamed her by denying he assaulted her
E. Jean Carroll
E. Jean CarrollPhotographer: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images
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Former President Donald Trump told a judge he plans to sue New York advice columnist E. Jean Carroll, alleging her defamation lawsuit against him was filed in bad faith after he denied her claim that he raped her in a department store dressing room two decades ago.

Trump, who recently replaced his legal team in the suit Carroll filed against him in 2019, on Wednesday asked the federal court in Manhattan for permission to add a counterclaim, which he included in his request to the judge.