Trump Loses Bid To Delay Rape/Defamation Lawsuit

Law & Crime reports:

Some months after Attorney General Merrick Garland’s Department of Justice signaled it would back former President Donald Trump in a lawsuit filed by E. Jean Carroll, a federal judge refused on Wednesday to let that development prevent the litigation from proceeding in his courtroom.

U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan denied Trump’s request for a stay of all proceedings, without comment.

Carroll claims that the former president defamed her by falsely denying that he raped her in the dressing room of the department store Bergdorf Goodman in the 1990s, but for roughly a year, proceedings have revolved less around her allegations than whether the case caption should even be Carroll v. Trump.

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