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12 Oct 2022, 11:55 am

Trump Must Sit For Deposition In Defamation Lawsuit, Judge Rules
The decision came in a lawsuit brought by E. Jean Carroll, a writer who says Trump raped her in a department store’s dressing room

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Seems a certain someone isn't above the law after all. While the cases are very different, I predict this will be a common theme of headlines in the months ahead.. trump must testify, trump indicted, trump's delay tactics squashed as being absurd etc.

Regarding this particular case, good, if he did it she deserves justice - not only for the original offence, but for the alleged defamation.. which is just crazy to suggest he defamed her as part of his job as potus. :roll:


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20 Oct 2022, 12:01 pm

I think he's supposed to be deposed on this Today-ish according to some news clip I heard play in the background. Also, they mentioned that his defence was that he defamed her as an official act of being potus, and thus he couldn't be personally held accountable.. but apparently he's recently re-hashed the same defamation in public, negating that defence entirely. Soooo, his lawyers must be frustrated. :lol:

Maybe this will be the first of many convictions? Like some other guy on some news clip said.. no one wants to be the first to charge a former president with a crime, but there's going to be a race to be the second. Once he's indicted/convicted on *something/anything* I bet it really opens up the floodgates and there's just a deluge of indictments and impending convictions that completely bury him like an avalanche. Multiple courts and victims, ranging from this rape victim to the State of NY to the Federal gov't will all be lining up with their hands out requesting to be made whole for trump's rampant theft & general criminality. Buh-bye 'billions.' 8)


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20 Oct 2022, 12:44 pm

That's a bad thing.


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20 Oct 2022, 12:50 pm

CockneyRebel wrote:
That's a bad thing.

Why?

If someone has committed a crime, should they not have to face their day in court and potential consequences if they're convicted?


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13 Jan 2023, 11:22 pm

Under oath, Trump hurled insults at woman who alleges rape

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Questioned for a lawsuit, former President Donald Trump angrily hurled insults and threatened to sue the columnist who accused him of raping her in a department store in the 1990s, according to excerpts of his videotaped testimony unsealed by a court on Friday.

Portions of his 5 1/2-hour October deposition in a lawsuit filed by columnist E. Jean Carroll were released publicly after a federal judge rejected his lawyers’ request that it remained sealed.

“She said that I did something to her that never took place. There was no anything. I know nothing about this nut job,” he said, according to the transcript.

The excerpts reveal a contentious battle between Trump and Roberta Kaplan, a lawyer for Carroll, who questioned him as Trump called the former longtime Elle magazine columnist the perpetrator of “a complete scam” in which she described the rape as she “was promoting a really crummy book.”

“I will sue her after this is over, and that’s the thing I really look forward to doing. And I’ll sue you too,” he told Kaplan.

The release of excerpts from the deposition came the same day as Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, unrelated to the lawyer, also refused a request by Trump’s attorneys to toss out two lawsuits by Carroll alleging defamation and rape. An April trial is planned.


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13 Jan 2023, 11:40 pm

I heard about the defamation lawsuits going forward but not about parts of his deposition being released.

One of the defamation suits, while legitimate, is funny because it's stuff trump put in writing on social media after he was out of office so can't claim any sort of executive immunity. :lol:


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