“Better words than words that start with F”

E. Gene Carroll and Donald Trump

E. Jean Carroll (left) and former President Donald Trump (right).Getty/Getty

  • During a deposition in October 2022, Trump was asked about a post he wrote about E. Jean Carroll.

  • In the post, Trump denied ever accusing Carroll of raping him.

  • Trump said he used the term because “it’s a better word than one that starts with F.”

When former President Donald Trump denied sexually assaulting author E. Gene Carroll to Truth Social in October 2022, he wrote that the accusers were “not my type,” saying she A week later, Carol’s attorney got the chance to ask what Carol meant.

In 2019, Carroll accused Trump of raping her in a department store locker room in the mid-1990s. Trump denied the accusations and called her a book-selling liar. sued.

As part of that lawsuit, Trump was forced to sit down for a deposition with Carroll’s attorney, Roberta Kaplan, in Mar-a-Lago on Oct. 19, 2022, seven days after posting on social media. it was done.Part of deposition released Friday shows hostile ex-president intimidation retaliation lawsuitnot only against Carroll, but against Kaplan himself.

“What do you mean by ‘stunned her’?” Kaplan asked the former president in one exchange.

Mr Trump replied: started with an F and that was the word I used because I thought it would be inappropriate to use any other word.And it didn’t happen.

Merriam-Webster defines the verb “swoon” as “to faint” or “to go crazy”. At the deposition, Kaplan referred to a similar definition and asked, “Isn’t that what you meant here?”

“Well,” Trump said, “she said just like I said to her. It was sexy, wasn’t it? She said it was very sexy to be raped. She said Didn’t you?”

In fact, Carroll never said she enjoyed the former president’s alleged assault or considered rape “sexy.”

than that Appearing on CNN in 2019she said the alleged attack “wasn’t sexual. It just-hurts,” and is “sexy” in contrast to the “fantasy” of sexual assault.

Trump’s attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment from an insider reporter.

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