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Trump Sued for Battery by E. Jean Carroll Under NY’s New Law

  • Carroll already has a defamation suit pending against Trump
  • Trump has vigorously denied sexually assaulting Carroll
Former US President Donald Trump 

Former US President Donald Trump 

Photographer: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

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Former President Donald Trump was sued for battery under a New York law that took effect Thursday, expanding his legal fight with a former Elle magazine advice columnist who claims he raped her in a dressing room in the 1990s.

E. Jean Carroll filed the complaint in Manhattan federal court, where she already has a defamation suit pending against Trump over remarks he made about her from the White House after she went public with the rape claim in 2019.