In a recent legal twist, former President Donald Trump faced a setback in the defamation case brought against him by E. Jean Carroll. Federal Judge Lewis Kaplan, presiding over the Southern District of New York, dismissed Trump’s counterclaim, which aimed to counter the accusations made by Carroll during the proceedings.
This development follows a previous ruling in May, where a jury found Trump liable for sexual abuse against Carroll in 1996, as well as defaming her in 2022. As a consequence, Carroll was awarded a substantial $5 million in damages.
Adding another layer of complexity to the case, Judge Kaplan granted Carroll’s legal team permission to deliver tapes of Trump’s deposition to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. This move has raised questions about potential implications on other ongoing investigations.
Trump has vehemently denied all allegations, insisting that the statements he made about Carroll are true, and expressing frustration with the lack of support from the Justice Department. He has characterized the case as a political witch hunt led by political operatives and biased individuals.
As this legal battle unfolds, it is crucial for Republican voters to pay close attention to ensure justice is served fairly and without any political motivations. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated on further developments.
Source Fox News