Donald Trump’s DNA, not the testimony record required in the defamation proceedings


New York (AP) — A female lawyer who filed a defamation proceeding accusing former President Donald Trump of raping in the mid-1990s tried to dismiss Trump before the trial because it would be unnecessary on Tuesday. He said he wouldn’t. She was late, but she added that DNA samples were still sought after.

Attorney Roberta Kaplan first made a revelation in a federal court in Manhattan during a preliminary hearing, and then explained the decision to an out-of-court reporter as her client, E. Jean Carroll, stood by her side. Did.

According to Kaplan, taking testimony “inevitably results in a tremendous amount of delay.”

“We want to move the case forward,” she said.

Arina Haba, a lawyer who represented Trump at the hearing, said outside the court that she had never heard of Carroll’s lawyer not wanting to take a testimony.

“That’s amazing,” Haba said.

For DNA samples, Haba said, “Nothing is required.”

However, Kaplan said the DNA sample was requested after the proceeding was first filed in state court, and the request remains after being transferred to federal court.

The Associated Press generally does not identify those who claim sexual assault, but Carroll agrees to be named in the media.

She told reporters outside the court that she was looking forward to the trial on behalf of all women who were “grabbed, groped, beaten, raped, and silenced by powerful men.”

“And we aim to bring justice to a strong man, at least in this one case,” she said.

Carol said, “Never calm down, never.”

“This is about the principle. It’s about a strong man assaulting a woman, raping her, and then running away. It’s not,” she said.

Carroll of the June 2019 book states that Trump raped her in a luxury Manhattan department store in the mid-1990s.

The excerpt from the book is Carroll’s credibility and motivation in a statement from the White House press, a comment in an interview with the Oval Office, and a statement to the media when he boarded Camp David’s helicopter, with Trump denying the allegations. Was urged to question.

The Second US Court of Appeals is expected to ultimately rule on Trump’s request to replace him as a defendant in a US lawsuit.

The US Department of Justice argued that Trump was then president and could not be personally liable for the “crude and rude” remarks he made about Carol.

Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, who presided over Tuesday’s hearing, ruled in October last year that Trump could not use a law to prevent federal officials from being individually sued for doing so within employment.

He also rejected Trump’s lawyer’s request to postpone proceedings in proceedings, including testimony recording, to the Second Circuit’s rules on whether Trump could be replaced as a defendant.

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