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Rape Accuser Challenges Trump to Let Defamation Suit Proceed

  • E. Jean Carroll says Trump’s counterclaim is another ‘gimmick’
  • The Biden administration backed Trump’s bid to toss the suit
E. Jean Carroll
E. Jean CarrollPhotographer: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images
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A New York advice columnist who claims Donald Trump raped her two decades ago asked a federal judge to deny the former president’s request to file a counterclaim against her, calling it another “procedural gimmick” that comes too late.

E. Jean Carroll went public with her claim in 2019 and sued Trump for defamation when he called her a liar. Trump is now trying to stall the case by alleging the suit violates a New York statute against filing lawsuits in bad faith, Carroll said in a court brief Wednesday in Manhattan.