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Trump Loses Bid to Sue Rape Accuser in Defamation Case

  • Judge slams former president’s efforts as ‘in bad faith’
  • Trump lawyer says will prove E. Jean Carroll’s claims false
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A judge rejected Donald Trump’s request to bring counterclaims against New York advice columnist E. Jean Carroll, who sued the former president for defamation after he denied raping her two decades ago.

In a ruling Friday in Manhattan, U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan said Trump had already delayed the 2019 case multiple times and that his claim against Carroll was a “futile” and “bad faith” attempt to delay it further.