E. Jean Carroll
The new administration argued in a brief that the former president is allowed immunity in writer E. Jean Carroll's defamation lawsuit against him.
A federal judge has ruled the Department of Justice can’t defend President Donald Trump in a defamation suit brought by E. Jean Carroll, who has accused Trump of raping her in the 1990s.
The DOJ had argued that the U.S. should replace Trump as the defendant in a lawsuit filed by the columnist E. Jean Carroll.
Lawyers for the journalist, who accused Donald Trump of rape, said Attorney General William Barr's reasoning for taking over the lawsuit is bogus.
The Department of Justice is arguing President Donald Trump was “acting within the scope” of the presidency when he called E. Jean Carroll’s rape accusation against him a lie, telling an interviewer, “She’s not my type.”
The DOJ wants to substitute the U.S. government for Trump as the defendant in the suit brought by author E. Jean Carroll, who has accused the president of rape.
She may also continue to seek a sample of his DNA, a New York justice ruled.
The longtime advice columnist blamed her firing on the president, who she said "dragged me through the mud."
Lawyers want to determine whether Trump’s genetic material is on a dress that the advice columnist says she wore during the encounter.
Last summer, the columnist accused Trump of raping her in a department store dressing room in the 1990s. He responded by saying he'd never even met her.