Trump Deposed In Author’s Rape Case He Dubbed ‘Con Job,’ ‘Hoax’

MESA, ARIZONA - OCTOBER 09:  Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Legacy Sports USA on October 09, 2022 in Mesa, Arizona. Trump was stumping for Arizona GOP candidates, including gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake, ahead of the midterm election on November 8.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Former President Donald Trump sat for his court-mandated deposition on Wednesday as part of a defamation suit from former Elle magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll.
  • Carroll alleged that Trump raped her in a store dressing room during the 1990s, a claim he denies. However, the deposition specifically pertains to the former columnist’s claim that the former president defamed her by questioning her credibility and insulting her appearance when denying her initial accusation.
  • Trump’s team asserted that the former president wanted the opportunity to clarify events on the record and also blasted the suit as a hit job.

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