Lewis A. Kaplan, a judge of the Federal District Court in Manhattan, has rejected the Justice Department’s intervention on a defamation lawsuit filed against U.S President Trump by writer E. Jean Carroll. In her biography published last year, Carroll alleges that she was sexually assaulted by Trump in a department store dressing room back in the mid-1990s. Trump has denied the accusation, further claiming that she was lying just to sell her books. The writer contends that her reputation was tainted due to the President’s counterclaims. She then filed a lawsuit which was ongoing until last month when the Justice Department intervened on the case and mentioned a law that protects federal employees against litigation stemming from the performance of their duties.
NPR.Org: Writer E. Jean Carroll accused the President of raping her in the dressing room of a Manhattan department store more than two decades ago
NPR.Org reported that a federal judge has denied the Justice Department’s attempt to intervene on President Trump’s behalf in a defamation lawsuit filed by a woman who alleges he sexually assaulted her in the mid-1990s.
Writer E. Jean Carroll accused the president of raping her in the dressing room of a Manhattan department store more than two decades ago.
Trump denied the allegations and accused her of lying to sell books causing Carroll to sue Trump in state court in New York last year for defamation, contending he harmed her reputation with his counterclaims.
The Justice Department took the unusual step of intervening in the case and it argued that Trump was acting within the scope of his official duties as president when he denied Carroll’s allegations.