Trump Seeks Dismissal Of Rape/Defamation Lawsuit

Reuters reports:

Donald Trump on Thursday urged a federal judge to throw out the writer E. Jean Carroll’s defamation claim in the second of her two lawsuits against the former U.S. president, who she says raped her in the mid-1990s.

In a filing in federal court in Manhattan, Trump said it was “obvious” he was “merely writing” about Carroll’s first lawsuit when in an Oct. 12, 2022, social media post he called the rape claim “a Hoax and a lie” and maintained that Carroll was “not my type!”

Trump said his post was “clearly about” and merely repeated his formal response to the first lawsuit, and was therefore covered by “absolute litigation privilege” under New York law.

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