Trump brands rape accuser E. Jean Carroll, ‘mentally sick’ and a ‘nut job’ over claims he attacked her in Bergdorf Goodman in newly unsealed depositions: Also insisted accuser ‘isn’t his type’
- Donald Trump’s October deposition from a lawsuit being brought against him has been made public
- Trump is accused of raping writer E. Jean Carroll in late 1995 or early 1996
- The alleged incident occurred in an upscale Manhattan department store
- The ex-president has long denied the allegations
- In the newly unsealed documents, Trump calls Carroll ‘mentally sick’
Ex-President Donald Trump called his rape accuser E. Jean Carroll ‘mentally sick’ and a ‘nut job,’ according to a newly unsealed deposition.
According to the transcript, Trump said under oath: ‘She said that I did something to her that never took place. There was no anything. I know nothing about this nut job.’
The deposition occurred in October 2022. In another section, the 2024 presidential candidate said: ‘I know nothing about her. I think she’s sick, mentally sick.’ Trump went on to say that his accuser was ‘not his type.’
The release of excerpts from the deposition came the same day as federal Judge Lewis A. Kaplan also refused a request by Trump’s lawyers to toss out two lawsuits by Carroll alleging defamation and rape. An April trial is planned.
In releasing the transcript, Kaplan called Trump’s legal team’s arguments to keep the sealed as ‘entirely baseless.’
In releasing the transcript, Judge Lewis Kaplan called Trump’s legal team’s arguments to keep the sealed as ‘entirely baseless’
Trump said the encounter with Carroll in the mid-1990s at an upscale Manhattan department store never happened
Trump said the encounter with Carroll in the mid-1990s at an upscale Manhattan department store never happened.
In his daylong testimony, he repeatedly attack Carroll depiction of Trump as a rapist.
Trump said he knew it wasn’t ‘politically correct’ to say ‘she’s not my type’ when he responded to claims shortly after Carroll’s 2019 book was published, and the writer alleged that she was attacked by Trump in a dressing room after a chance encounter with him in an upscale Manhattan department store in late 1995 or early 1996.
During his time as president, Trump attacked Carroll repeatedly and alleged that her claims were made up as a means to sell a book.
In deposition Trump echoed his previous statements in which he said that Carroll was not attractive enough to be sexually assaulted by him.
The prospective 2024 nominee said: ‘She is not a woman I would ever be attracted to. There is no reason for me to be attracted to her. It’s not even meant to be an isult. There’s no way I would ever be attracted to her. Now, some people would be attracted to her perhaps. I would never be attracted to her.’